Rob Koepp is an American writer and consultant with an eclectic background in finance, economics, technology, and the fine arts. Dividing his time among the United States, Europe, and Asia throughout his education and career, Rob began full-time work after college as an itinerant researcher on a Watson Fellowship where he studied the evolution of Chinese-based calligraphies in countries throughout East Asia.
Fluent in Chinese and Japanese (and sometimes known to be in possession of a passing command of English), Rob began regularly working in mainland China as a World Bank–sponsored researcher advising the Chinese government on technology-based regional development. He stayed on in the PRC to serve as the managing director at a Sino-foreign joint venture of the CITIC Group, China’s largest financial conglomerate, and later as an advisor to foreign-based funds and corporations on their investment strategies in China.
Prior to Betting on China, Rob authored Clusters of Creativity: Enduring Lessons on Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Silicon Valley and Europe’s Silicon Fen and translated from the original Japanese a bestselling manga illustrated biography of George Soros, both books published by Wiley. A graduate of Pomona College and Cambridge University, he currently resides in Beijing.
|Selected Appearances, Presentations||Selected Commentary|
China Central Television (CCTV) Dialogue, 24 July 2014, "RMB Going Global"
CCTV Dialogue, 31 May 2014, "China's Economy at the Crossroads"
The 2012 CE-CEO & CFO Forum CE 2012 (中国CEO & CFO投资论坛)
The Wall Street Journal
Australia China Quarterly
The Edge (Singapore)
iMoney (Hong Kong)