Bill Emmott

Independent writer; former editor of The Economist, London

Bill Emmott began his career in 1980 as a journalist with The Economist in Brussels, Tokyo, and London. In 1993, he became the editor of The Economist, resigning from that post in 2006. Mr. Emmott has been recognized as one of the leading journalists of our time, receiving a Gerald Loeb Lifetime Achievement award in America in 2009, and in Britain in 2006, a special award from the Wincott Foundation, the 'Business Journalist of the Year' award from the London Press Club, and the 'Decade of Excellence' award from the World Leadership Forum's business journalism awards program. Mr. Emmott has published numerous articles and books on Japan, including The Sun Also Sets and Japan's Global Reach: The influence, strategies, and weaknesses of Japan's Multinational Corporations. His new book, Rivals: How the Power Struggle Between China, India and Japan will Shape our Next Decade was published in April 2008 by Penguin, Nikkei and Harcourt. He is a trustee of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and a member of the Salzburg Global Seminar Board of Directors. He was educated at Latymer Upper School in London and Magdalen College at Oxford.

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