Zihao Li

Price reporter

Zihao joined Fastmarkets as a price reporter in August 2021 and has been particularly focusing on battery raw materials including lithium and cobalt since then. Zihao’s focus is the spot market of lithium and cobalt and his responsibilities cover collecting data and making assessments for some of Fastmarkets’ key prices, as well as producing stories across the energy transition market.

Prior to joining Fastmarkets, Zihao worked as an assistant editor at a Chinese press. Zihao holds a master’s degree in Intercultural Studies from Aarhus University. Before that, he completed a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature at Sun Yat-Sen University.

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