Robyn Meredith

Robyn Meredith is one of the world’s best-respected Asia analysts through her work as an award-winning journalist and best-selling author of the definitive book on India and China, “The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China and What it Means for All of Us.”

A seasoned business journalist with more than a decade’s experience reporting on global business and economic trends from Asia, Meredith served for two years as Asia Correspondent for Bloomberg Television, where she interviewed heads of state and global CEOs.

Prior to joining Bloomberg Television in December 2010, Meredith served as theSenior Editor for Forbes in Asia, also based in Hong Kong. She joined Forbes in April 2000 as the magazine’s Detroit Bureau Chief and moved to Hong Kong in 2000. For Forbes, Meredith has written cover stories on Sony, General Motors, Kodak, Microsoft, Philips, Toyota, Ratan Tata, Li & Fung, and Infosys. One of her articles was included in the 2002 Edition of the book The Best Business Stories of the Year.

Prior to joining Forbes, Meredith was a correspondent for The New York Times and a business reporter for USA Today and the American Banker, where her reporting exposed a pattern of insider deals at savings and loans that led to four Congressional hearings and an overhaul of US banking regulations governing initial public offerings.

Meredith’s singular access to business and government leaders along with Asia specialists lets her synthesize and share the latest thinking and on-the-ground developments. Her unique insights stem from extensive travel across Asia and a decade’s reporting on globalization.

She is an engaging and warm personality who expertly fields questions on the vast landscape of globalization – from how it is reshaping business, to military strategy, to technology, to the labor market.

Meredith presents a mix of big-picture trends in economics and geopolitics with views you can use to make better business decisions. She tailors each presentation to the audience she’s addressing to give industry-specific details on the developments most important to her listeners.

Accolades given to Robyn’s book, “The Elephant and the Dragon.”

Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-winning economist,calls
The Elephant and the Dragon “an exciting and journalistic account of one of the great economic stories of our time – the transformation of China and India.”

Mike Wallace, 60 Minutes, CBS News, says,
“Every day we hear about the huge percentage of things we buy coming from China and the equally dramatic number of American jobs being outsourced to India. Together, these giants account for more than one-third of the world’s population and although the implications of their rapid industrialization are felt simultaneously; until now each has been considered separately. Robyn Meredith’s systematic analysis fills the gap in a spirited, readable manner.”

Mike Eskew, Chairman and CEO of UPS, says,
“Robyn Meredith totally gets it – globalization is about opportunity. Her story is not just about the remarkable rise of China and India, but the dramatic shifts in global commerce that are impacting virtually all businesses and consumers. Those who are willing to adapt and respond will reap the benefits.”

Ernesto Zedillo, Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization and Former President of Mexico, says,
“Robyn Meredith is a sharp observer of the two fastest growing developing countries. Her fine writing gives us a thoughtful and entertaining account of the challenges and achievements of these Asian giants that, hopefully, will be key propellers of global prosperity throughout the 21st Century.”

The Wall St. Journal says
”Robyn gets straight to the point of how the simultaneous emergence of these two giants is affecting how the whole world does business.”

Topics

  • Making the Most out of Asia’s Rise
  • The Future of China
  • Navigating Globalization
  • India and China – The Elephant and the Dragon
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