Speakers Bios & Abstracts

Platzhalter Speakers
Adi Ignatius

of Harvard Business Review


Adi Ignatius is Editor in Chief of the Harvard Business Review Group, where he oversees the editorial activities of Harvard Business Review, hbr.org, and HBR’s book-publishing unit.

Prior to joining HBR in January 2009, Mr. Ignatius was the No. 2 editor at TIME, where he helped oversee the week-to-week editing of the magazine and was responsible for many of TIME’s special editions, including the Person of the Year and TIME 100 franchises.

He is the editor of two books: President Obama: The Path to the White House and Prisoner of the State: The Secret Diaries of Premier Zhao Ziyang. Both made the New York Times Bestseller List.

Before working for TIME in New York, Mr. Ignatius lived for nearly 20 years overseas.
He was the Editor of Time’s Asian edition. And, prior to that, worked for many years at The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones. His stints there included Beijing Bureau Chief, Moscow Bureau Chief, Managing Editor of the Central European Economic Review, and Business Editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review.

Ignatius was awarded a Zuckerman Fellowship at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in 1990. He received his BA in History in 1981 from Haverford College in Pennsylvania. He also attended Nankai University in Tianjin, China, in 1980, and later received an honorary degree from the University of Maryland’s Okinawa campus. Mr. Ignatius is
a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Asia Society and sits on the advisory boards of Levelwing, a digital-marketing company, and Foreign Affairs magazine.