Shaun Rein is the founder and managing director of the China Market Research Group (CMR), the world’s leading strategic market intelligence firm focused on China founded in 2005. In speeches and meetings with investors, Rein examines the consumer, economic and political trends impacting innovation & consumption in China and how that will effect corporate earnings and growth.
As an author and Columnist, Shaun is one of the world’s most recognized thought leaders on innovation and consumer trends in China. He is the author of the best-selling books 'The End of Cheap China' and 'The End of Copycat China'. Publishers Weekly named 'Cheap' one of the top 10 business books for 2012. The Financial Times called 'Copycat' 'Intriguing.' and 'Cheap' 'Brilliantly written.' USA Today said, “Rein combines elegant writing and methodical research. Years of working in China have given him access to important players.”
Rein is often featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and The Financial Times. His op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, and he frequently appears on CNN, BBC and CNBC, and appears weekly on Bloomberg. Rein formerly taught executive education classes for the London Business School. He previously was a weekly columnist for CNBC and Forbes and also used to write a regular column for Bloomberg BusinessWeek.
He graduated from Harvard university with a master's degree focused on China's economy, a BA Honours from McGill University and he sits on the Asia Council of St. Paul's School.