Duncan Clark

Author of Alibaba: The House that Jack Ma Built

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 advisor to the UK Government on China's digital economy, in 2013 Duncan was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to UK trade and investment in China. He previously served as Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in China.

Duncan has made early-stage investments in a number of tech ventures including App Annie, the San Francisco-based global metrics provider backed by Sequoia Capital.

From 2010-2012, Duncan was a visiting scholar at Stanford University, where he co-founded China 2.0, an influential research initiative and forum at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

A frequent industry commentator, Duncan regularly appears on business media including the BBC, CNBC, CNN, and others.


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