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 and collaborates with leading scientists and academics at Oxford, UCL and Warwick to design bespoke programmes for her clients. Trang’s 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, programme directs, teaches, and facilitates courses on leadership, executive transition, emotions and decision-making, and ESG for custom executive education. Trang sits on two advisory boards and 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. 

Corporate Experience

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, and a BSc in Economics & International Politics from New York University. 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.


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

Pro Bono Coaching

Trang provides pro bono support such as coaching and designing and delivering personal development and leadership workshops. She has worked with charities such as upReach and Frontline.

She has supported her alma mater, the University of Chicago, on several leadership topics and events including, formerly the “Executive On Call” and ran the Booth Peer Groups for the Harry Davis Centre of Leadership. She is currently a judge and business coach for teams in the Global New Venture Challenge.

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Trang Chu
Executive Leadership Coach

Trang brings a diversity of thought and perspective to her coaching engagements and her clients have commented that her work with them has been “transformative”.