Robert W. Koepp.
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Robert Koepp is the founder and Principal of Los Angeles-based Geoeconomix, an independent source for insights into the economics moving global markets, driving technology, and influencing government power.
An internationally active commentator, writer, and media producer, Rob founded Geoeconomix following years of global experience in analysis and thought leadership in the fields of economics, finance, business strategy, and public policy. In addition to his work at Geoeconomix, he serves on the Advisory Board for the Hong Kong-based fintech company, FinFabrik, the Advisory Council of the Center on AI Technology for Humankind (AITH) at National University of Singapore, and is a lecturer at the College of Business at California State University, Long Beach. He further is at work as the screenwriter and presenter for a documentary series about the history and modern influence of innovation in China, Innovation Empire.
Prior to establishing Geoeconomix, Rob served as 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 previously 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. His prior work in global media includes both entertainment as well as infotainment. Immediately prior to its acquisition by Disney, Rob was the Chief Representative in Asia for Marvel and was also the English editor and translator of a best-selling Japanese manga biography on George Soros.
Rob has written a wide range of in-depth reports covering such topics as geopolitical shifts from Covid-19, disruptive technologies, digital economics, Big Data, China’s sports industry, China's Belt and Road Initiative, Asian business trends, and comparative government technology industrial policies. He 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. Despite years of study in Britain and working at a British company, he maintains a distinctively West Coast American accent. He is also fluently literate in Chinese (Mandarin) and Japanese.