Clay Chandler

Clay Chandler | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Clay Chandler | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Executive Editor at Fortune, Business and Technology Trend Expert
Gain insights into the Asian business landscape and stay ahead of the curve with Clay Chandler, speaker, Executive Director and Asia Editor at Fortune.
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Clay Chandler | Speaker Biography

Executive Director and Asia Editor at Fortune
Chairman of Brainstorm Design
Former senior staff writer for Wall Street Journal and Washington Post

Clay Chandler is a highly professional, currently holding the position of Executive Director and Asia Editor at Fortune. In this role, he oversees Fortune's editorial operations in the region, including the Chinese-language edition. Clay actively contributes to the English-language magazine and by writing features, commentary, and news analysis. Additionally, he takes charge of editing the Sino-Saturday edition of Fortune's CEO Daily newsletter and writes a weekly column on Chinese technology for Data Sheet. Furthermore, Clay plays a pivotal role in leading Fortune's Asia-based conferences. He serves as the chairman of Brainstorm Design, co-chairman of the Fortune Global Sustainability Forum, and co-chairman of the Fortune Global Technology Forum. Clay rejoined Fortune in 2017 after spending six years at McKinsey & Company, where he led research and publishing projects. During his time at McKinsey, he edited best-selling essay collections on the futures of South Korea, Japan, and India. Prior to his tenure at McKinsey, Clay served as Fortune's Asia Editor from 2002 to 2008. His extensive experience in the field of business, technology, and economic policy stems from his time as a senior staff writer for the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, where he covered these subjects both in the U.S. and Asia. Clay's background includes living in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing, which has allowed him to develop fluency in both Japanese and Mandarin. He is a graduate of Harvard College. As a speaker, Clay covers various topics, including the rise of China and India, technology in China, green energy in Asia, ASEAN start-ups, and design thinking.

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Book Clay Chandler as a speaker to gain unparalleled insights from Fortune's Executive Director and Asia Editor, who brings decades of expertise in business, technology, and economic policy. His deep understanding of Asia's dynamic markets, fluency in Japanese and Mandarin, and leadership in high-profile conferences make him an invaluable resource. Elevate your event with his compelling analysis on topics like the rise of China and India, green energy, and design thinking.

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