Robin Harding has been appointed Asia editor at the Financial Times.
He will start in mid August.
An economist by training, Harding has been a reporter and commentator at the FT. He has served with great distinction in a variety of posts, from London to Washington to Tokyo, where he has been bureau chief since 2015.
“I am confident that Robin is the right person to defend and expand our reputation as a trusted, sharp and fearless source of information and comment across Asia,” said FT editor Roula Khalaf in a statement. “He is a strategic thinker as well as an astute and nurturing manager of talent. I am sure he will provide inspirational leadership in what is one of the most important and complex positions in our global network.”
Harding was born in Durham, in the north of England, and has degrees in economics from the University of Cambridge and Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, where he was a Monbusho scholar. Before becoming a journalist, he worked in banking, asset management and public policy research.