Duncan Clark

Duncan Clark

Visitng Senior Fellow

Institute of Global Affairs

About me

Duncan Clark, OBE, is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics; and a former Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. He previously served as Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in China, and was awarded an OBE in 2013 for services to UK-China trade and investment.

Founder, investor and leading advisor on China’s dynamic technology and consumer sectors, Duncan is author of Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built, which has been shortlisted for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2016. Duncan has been based in China since 1994. He founded BDA China, the leading investment advisory firm which today comprises almost 100 professionals in Beijing. Duncan is also a cofounder or early stage investor of a number of technology ventures including AppAnnie, Student.com and Radish Fiction.

He is an independent director of Bangkok Bank (China), a Trustee of the Asia Society in New York and an advisory board member of WildAid and the Digital Communication Fund of Pictet et Cie.


Investment; China

My research