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Clay Chandler speaker

Clay Chandler

Hong Kong

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 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

Our Comment

"Clay provides unique insights into the development of Asia's key economies, with emphasis on China, India and Japan, and is a valued speaker to anyone interested in understanding the opportunities and challenges of this region. Clay also offers thoughtful analysis of today’s leadership landscape, and imparts strategic advice for effective management across the board. As well as English, Clay speaks and reads Japanese fluently. "


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