Robert Koepp

Rober Koepp is a globally active researcher, writer, speaker, and media producer, currently at work on a documentary series about the history and modern influence of innovation in China, Innovation Empire. In addition to serving on the NUS Advisory Council of the Center on AI Technology for Humankind, he serves on the Advisory Board for the Hong Kong-based financial technology company, FinFabrik. Immediately prior to his documentary work, Rob was the director and the chief economist of the Corporate Network in Hong Kong for The Economist Group, parent company of the weekly publication, The Economist. He has authored two full-length books, Betting on China: Chinese Stocks, American Stock Markets, and the Wagers on a New Dynamic in Global Capitalism and Clusters of Creativity: Enduring Lessons on Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Silicon Valley and Europe’s Silicon Fen along with translating into English a best-selling Japanese manga biography on George Soros. Rob has written a wide range of reports covering such topics as disruptive technologies, digital economics, Big Data, China’s sports industry, the Belt-Road Initiative, Asian business trends, and comparative government technology industrial policies. Rob frequently appears on television and at public forums discussing trends in economics, geopolitics, media, and business. A graduate of Pomona College (where he was a Truman Scholar and Watson Fellow) with a degree in Asian Studies, Rob earned an MBA from the University of Cambridge and is fluent in Chinese and Japanese.