The global impact of China’s technology firms and how entrepreneurs like Alibaba’s Jack Ma are changing China’s economy.
We invite Duncan Clark, Chairman and Founder of BDA China to discuss.
Duncan is a recognized expert on the Internet and entrepreneurship in China, where he has lived and worked for more than 20 years.
Duncan is chairman of BDA China, which he founded in 1994 after working as an investment banker with Morgan Stanley in London and Hong Kong. BDA China is an advisory firm serving investors in China’s technology and consumer sectors, employing over 100 mainland Chinese professionals in Beijing.
An early advisor to leading China Internet entrepreneurs, Duncan is author of “Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built”, the definitive work published last year by HarperCollins on China’s e-commerce and technology giant, its founder Jack Ma, and the forces and people that propelled its rise. The book was named a Book of the Year by The Economist and shortlisted for Business Book of the Year award by the Financial Times and McKinsey. The book is being released in over fifteen other languages.
Duncan is an early stage investor in a number of technology ventures including AppAnnie, Student.com and Radish Fiction.
Raised in England, the US and France Duncan was awarded an OBE in 2013 for services to promoting U.K. trade and investment with China.