Keynote Speaker Category: China, Entrepreneur, Technology,
Founder, investor and leading advisor on China’s dynamic technology and consumer sectors, Duncan is author of Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built, published in the spring of 2016 by HarperCollins/Ecco.
Alibaba has received glowing reviews from The New York Times (“breezy”, and an engaging” biography), The Economist (“fascinating”), and The Wall Street Journal (“Duncan Clark tells the story with flair… A fine writer”).
Duncan has been based in China since 1994 where, after four years as an investment banker with Morgan Stanley, he founded BDA China, the leading investment advisory firm which today comprises 100 professionals in Beijing. A senior China policy advisor to institutional investors, corporations and governments, Duncan is also a cofounder or early stage investor of a number of technology ventures including AppAnnie, Student.com and Radish Fiction.
He is an independent director of Bangkok Bank (China) and an advisory board member of WildAid – dedicated to ending the trade of illegal wildlife products in our lifetime – and the Digital Communication Fund of Pictet et Cie. Duncan is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics; and a former Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. He previously served as Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in China and was awarded an OBE in 2013 for services to UK-China trade and investment. A UK citizen raised in the UK, US and France, Duncan is a graduate of the London School of Economics.