Trang Chu

Associate Fellow

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Trang is a c-level advisor, coach and decision and behavioural scientist applying neuroeconomics and psychology to business, finance and law. She has 23 years of experience in investment banking leading global teams and businesses. She operates globally and has worked with clients in over 20 different countries. 

She draws on the latest research in cognitive, emotions and decision science to help clients think through the critical elements of decision-making. Her versatility allows her to work across a wide range of clients, including c-level executives in defence and aerospace, government officials, policy-makers, traders, lawyers, and investment professionals. She also supports founders, and their management teams in venture and private-equity backed companies.

As an Associate Fellow at the Said Business School University of Oxford, she designs, program directs, teaches, and facilitates courses on leadership, executive transition, emotions and decision-making, and ESG for custom executive education. She sits on the advisory board of two companies, is a venture coach for the University of Chicago Global New Venture Challenge, a Fellow at ZincVC, and a regular keynote speaker at hedge fund and asset management industry events and conferences. 

Trang was formerly Managing Director, Head of Global Capital Markets at Deutsche Bank, AWM where she led a global cross-functional business comprised of trading, structuring, and originating across asset classes in derivative and flow products. Previously, she was Managing Director, EMEA Head of Financial Products Group at Merrill Lynch.  She started her career in Project Finance at Lehman Brothers. 

Trang holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a BSc in Economics and International Politics from New York University Stern School of Business. She is an MSc candidate in Cognitive & Decision Science, researching cognitive processes underlying human thought, knowledge, and decision-making and its application to tackle public policy and business at University College London, Faculty of Brain Sciences.


Trang’s articles on leadership have appeared in The Guardian, Forbes, The International Journal of Sales Transformation, Business Spotlight, Eye for Pharma, Pulse, and World News.

Read Trang's 2020 article 'Leveraging the power of doubt in the C-suite.'