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Ying Lu

Senior Research Analyst, Cobalt


  • Global
  • Metals concentrates and intermediates

Ying is Wood Mackenzie’s cobalt analyst based in London. She joined Wood Mackenzie in 2021 following the takeover of Roskill, where she led the company’s research on cobalt and battery-grade nickel markets, from multi-client market reports to bespoke consultancy.

Prior to joining Roskill, Ying was responsible for procurement and business strategy for a leading cobalt and nickel producer. Her commercial exposure to battery raw materials has translated into industry knowledge and business acumen to identify trends in these markets.

Ying is a regular speaker at international conferences, providing insights on fast-evolving cobalt and nickel value chains and sustainability topics.


MSc, Energy, Trade and Finance, Cass Business School, London