Director

Ross O’ Brien is an analyst, writer, presenter, and consultant focused on the economies and business environments of the Asia-Pacific, with over 25 years of experience in the region. Much of his analysis surrounds Asia’s Innovation Economy—the intersection of information technology and the region’s broader society and economy. For nearly a decade, Ross was the Director of the Economist Corporate Network, The Economist Group’s membership-based business advisory programme for senior executives of multinationals in Asia. Ross continues to serve as a contributing editor to the Economist Group. Prior to this, Ross has been a ITC industry analyst and research director for firms such as Pyramid Research and Strategic Intelligence in Singapore and Hong Kong, and worked as a strategy consultant with AT&T Solutions in the US, China and Indonesia.

Based in Hong Kong for over 17 years, Ross has an AB in Asian Studies and Anthropology from Dartmouth College, and an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He is conversant and literate in Mandarin and Indonesian.

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