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Jonathan Fenby

Managing Director of the China team at Trusted Sources, Jonathan Fenby (CBE) is an authority on international politics. Author and journalist, Jonathan's wealth of foreign affairs knowledge and reporting experience makes him well-placed to discuss the global political landscape. An accomplished keynote speaker and consummate professional, Jonathan would be an interesting and intelligent after dinner speaker. 

An accomplished author, journalist, and after dinner and keynote speaker, Jonathan Fenby (CBE) grips his audiences as he recounts times spent in the Far East, specifically in Hong Kong, as well as his views on the world and the politics of Hong Kong and China.

He is a founding partner and Managing Director of the China team at Trusted Sources, the emerging markets research and consultancy firm headquartered in London, he has been at the helm of this organisation for over two decades.

Jonathan has enjoyed a distinguished career in international journalism, with posts as editor of The Observer in Britain, The South China Morning Post, and Reuters World Service. He has also been Director of Guardian Newspapers and held senior editorial positions with The Economist.

He has covered China for 20 years, focussing on policy and the politics of the regime, and their impact on the economy.

With a widespread network of contacts across the continent, he has written several books on France, China and international affairs, as well as writing and broadcasting regularly on European affairs for French, German, Swiss, Belgian and US media as well as speaking at conferences.

He is a consulting contributor to newspapers and magazines, including The Observer, Sunday Times, Financial Times, Guardian, The Times, The Business, Prospect, Time Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Japan Times, BBC, CNN, CNBC, FR2.

His survey of contemporary France, 'On The Brink', is an authoritative account of that country, hailed by the New York Times for its 'fascinating reporting' and by the Wall Street Journal for its 'searching diagnosis'.

A Director of the European Journalism Centre, he was made both a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) and Chevalier of the French Ordre National du Merite for services to journalism.

He is also a Commander of the British Empire (CBE), Knight of French Legion d’Honneur and Ordre de Merit, an Associate Fellow at the London School of Economics (LSE), and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), as well as being a Board member of China Dialogue.

Jonathan’s distinguished career and unparalleled knowledge on Chinese economics and politics makes him an ideal speaker for global and political affairs. 

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