Johanna D. Chua
Head of Asia Economic and Market Analysis
Johanna is Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific Economic and Market Analysis at Citigroup.
Based in Hong Kong since 2000, she oversees overall economic research across the Emerging Asia Region, covering macro developments in 13 countries for clients across FX, fixed-income and equity markets. Previously, Johanna was the Chief Asia Emerging Markets Trading Strategist (Fixed Income, Commodities and Currencies), and the Asia Sovereign Fixed Income Analyst prior to 2009. She is also the only private sector member of the Moody’s-Petersen Institute for International Economics (PIIE) Sovereign Risk Panel.
FinanceAsia rated Johanna No. 1 in sovereign credit research for nine consecutive years (2001-2009) and ranked her among the “Best Analysts” across all sectors, including corporate credits (No. 2 in 2010, No. 3 in 2009). Johanna was a leading member of the Citi team rated No. 1 in fixed-income research by FinanceAsia magazine in 2008, 2007, 2005.
Johanna has a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of the Philippines.