Clay Chandler Keynote Speaker

  • Executive Editor at Fortune
  • Co-chairman of the Fortune Global Forum
  • Leading analyst of business and technology trends in Asia’s key economies

Clay Chandler's Biography

Clay Chandler is the Executive Director and Asia Editor for Fortune. From his base in Hong Kong, Clay oversees Fortune’s editorial operations throughout the region, including its Chinese-language edition, and regularly contributes features, commentary and news analysis to the English-language magazine and fortune.com. Clay edits the Sino-Saturday edition of Fortune’s popular CEO Daily newsletter, and writes a weekly column on Chinese technology for Data Sheet. He also leads Fortune’s Asia-based conferences, serving as chairman of Brainstorm Design (Singapore/May), co-chairman of the Fortune Global Sustainability Forum (Yunnan province/September), and co-chairman of the Fortune Global Technology Forum (Guangzhou/November).

Clay returned to Fortune in 2017 following a six year stint at McKinsey & Company, where he led a series of high-profile research and publishing projects, and edited three best-selling essay collections aimed at “reimagining” the futures of South Korea, Japan and India.

Clay Chandler previously served as Fortune’s Asia Editor from 2002 to 2008. Prior to this, Clay covered business, technology, and economic policy in the U.S. and Asia as a senior staff writer for the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. Those assignments have taken him to every major Asian economy. Clay has lived in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing and speaks Japanese and Mandarin. He is a graduate of Harvard College.

Speaking Topics:

  • The Rise of China & India
  • Technology in China
  • Green Energy in Asia
  • ASEAN start-ups
  • Design Thinking
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Books by Clay Chandler

Reimagining India
Reimagining India: Unlocking the Potential of Asia’s Next Superpower
Reimagining Japan
Reimagining Japan: The Quest for a Future That Works

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