Jamil Anderlini Keynote Speaker
- Asia Editor for the Financial Times
- Journalist of the Year at the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) Editorial Excellence Awards in 2010
- Author, The Bo Xilai Scandal
Jamil Anderlini's Biography
Jamil Anderlini is the Financial Times’ Asia Editor, appointed in 2015. He oversees the FT’s coverage of the Asia region from Afghanistan to Antarctica, including China, India, Indonesia and Japan.
In addition to directing the work of regional correspondents and overseeing the editing and commissioning team in Hong Kong, Jamil is an award-winning journalist and published author. He is fluent in spoken and written Mandarin Chinese. After nearly two decades working as an editor and journalist in China and Asia, he has cultivated a deep knowledge of the political and economic situation in the region. He regularly contributes commentary for other media, including CNN, BBC, CNBC, ABC and A1-Jazeera. He also selectively accepts speaking engagements with corporations, financial institutions, universities, government departments and agencies.
Jamil joined the FT in 2007 and worked as Beijing Correspondent and Deputy Beijing Bureau Chief before he was named Beijing Bureau Chief in 2011, with overall responsible for China coverage at the FT.
Jamil has won numerous reporting prizes, both individually and as part of FT teams.
In 2010, he was named Journalist of the Year at the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) Editorial Excellence Awards and won the Best Digital Award at the Amnesty International Media Awards. Other prizes include a UK Foreign Press Association Award in 2008, several individual SOPA awards, including best feature of the year 2017, and the inaugural Jones-Mauthner Award in 2012, which recognises outstanding reporting of international affairs by a young reporter at the Financial Times. In 2013, Jamil was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and short-listed for both Foreign Reporter of the Year at the Press Awards in the UK and also the Orwell Prize, the UK’s most prestigious prize for political writing.
Jamil was awarded a certificate of completion for the Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century Programme, April 2016, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government Executive Education. In November 2018, he was invited to Yale University as a Poynter Fellow and Cowles Visitor to participate in public conversations with professors and President of the University Peter Salovey.
Jamil is a member of the advisory board for the Edward R Murrow Center for a Digital World at Tufts’ Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. In 2019, Jamil was named a Finance Leaders Fellow at the Aspen Institute.
Prior to joining the FT, he was Beijing Business Correspondent for the South China Morning Post for two years. Before that, he was Chief Editor of the China Economic Review.
Born in Kuwait, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and a post-graduate diploma in journalism from the Auckland University of Technology.
He is the author of the e-book The Bo Xilai Scandal, published by Penguin and Financial Times in 2012.