Trang Chu

Associate Fellow

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Trang is an Associate Fellow at Saïd Business School University of Oxford and an Associate Professor at Warwick Business School. She lectures on leadership agility, emotions, heuristics and decision-making.

Trang works with senior executives in private equity and portfolio companies responsible for making complex decisions. She helps them to acquire greater emotional awareness and develop the right psychology and behavioural capabilities for enhanced decision-making performance.  

Before her academic career, Trang was Managing Director and Head of Global Capital Markets at Deutsche Bank. She led a global cross-functional team consisting of trading, originating and structuring. She has over 20+ years as an investment banker, having previously worked in OTC equity derivatives at Merrill Lynch and Salomon Smith Barney and in project finance at Lehman Brothers.

Trang holds an MSc in Cognitive and Decision Science and Neuroscience from the University College London Faculty of Brain Sciences. Her research focused on the utility of emotions and their impact on cognitive and language processes, underlying thought, and decision-making. She has undertaken experimental design studies in cognitive neuroscience at the Max Planck Institute for Human and Cognitive Brain Sciences. Her other degrees include an MBA in Finance and Economics from the University of Chicago and a BSc in Economics from New York University Stern School of Business. 


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 article 'Leveraging the power of doubt in the C-Suite' and read more about Trang's research on Bluesky-Thinking.com.


At the School, Trang is the Programme Director for the Environmental, Social and Governance Sustainability Programme.

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