Jamil Anderlini

Editor-In-Chief Europe, Politico

Speaker Themes

  • The future of Europe
  • European economics and geopolitics
  • Geopolitical dynamics in Asia
  • Asian economic trends
  • US-China relations
  • US-North Korea relations

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Jamil Anderlini is an award-winning current affairs journalist who serves as the Politico’s Editor-In-Chief for Europe.

From 2015 to 2021, he was the Financial Times’ Asia Editor, where he oversaw the FT’s coverage of the Asia region from Afghanistan to Antarctica, including China, India, Indonesia and Japan.

Jamil is fluent in spoken and written Mandarin Chinese. After a decade and a half working as an editor and journalist in China, he has cultivated a deep knowledge of the political and economic situation in that country. He regularly contributes commentary for other media, including CNN, BBC, CNBC, ABC and A1-Jazeera. 

Jamil joined the FT in 2007 and worked as Beijing Correspondent and Deputy Beijing Bureau Chief before he was named Beijing Bureau Chief in 2011, with overall responsible for China coverage at the FT.

Jamil has won numerous reporting prizes, both individually and as part of FT teams.

In 2010, he was named Journalist of the Year at the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) Editorial Excellence Awards and won the Best Digital Award at the Amnesty International Media Awards. Other prizes include a UK Foreign Press Association Award in 2008, several individual SOPA awards, including best feature of the year 2017, and the inaugural Jones-Mauthner Award in 2012, which recognises outstanding reporting of international affairs by a young reporter at the Financial Times. In 2013, Jamil was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and short-listed for both Foreign Reporter of the Year at the Press Awards in the UK and also the Orwell Prize, the UK’s most prestigious prize for political writing.

Jamil was awarded a certificate of completion for the Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century Programme, April 2016, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government Executive Education.

He is a member of the advisory board for the Edward R Murrow Center for a Digital World at Tufts’ Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

Prior to joining the FT, he was Beijing Business Correspondent for the South China Morning Post for two years. Before that, he was Chief Editor of the China Economic Review.

In 2012, he wrote the e-book The Bo Xilai Scandal: power, death and politics in China, published by Penguin and the FT.


With his decades of experience at the forefront of current affairs journalism, Jamil is brilliantly placed to witness and explain the key trends set to shape Europe and Asia in the 21st century.

Whether it be macroeconomic forces, the future of Euroep, US-China relations, North Korea or technological innovation, Jamil is a dynamic analyst of the risks and opportunities presented by the present climate.

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