Rebecca A. Fannin is an international business journalist and author of the well-received book, Silicon Dragon‒ How China is Winning the Tech Race (McGraw-Hill, 2008).
With 18 years experience covering global business, innovation and entrepreneurship, Ms. Fannin is currently the international editor of the Hong Kong-based Asian Venture Capital Journal and Private Equity Asia. Additionally, she writes a blog for Huffington Post and is a contributor to several leading business magazines, including Inc., Fast Company, The Deal and Worth. Previously, Rebecca was international news editor at Red Herring (1999-2002), deputy editor at Advertising Age International (1996-1999) andeditor of the Pulitzer-owned International Business (1990-1995). Her work also has appeared in Wired, Asia Inc., Merrill Lynch 360 and Time Inc.’s AsiaWeek. Ms. Fannin began her career as a copy editor at the Dayton Journal Herald, as a Dow Jones intern.
Rebecca is a graduate of the Ohio University Scripps School of Journalism and a recipient of an Asian studies fellowship from the Freedom Forum. Combining her love for travel and adventure with passion for reporting and writing, Rebecca has been on assignment in many of the world’s capitals. She is a frequent moderator, panelist and presenter at industry events in Asia, Europe and the U.S. Ms. Fannin is a member of the Overseas Press Club in New York, the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Hong Kong and Tokyo, and the World Affairs Council in San Francisco.
Ms. Fannin grew up in the small U.S. town of Lancaster, Ohio, where her father was an Ohio University professor of history and her mother a kindergarten teacher. Today Ms. Fannin resides in New York City and San Francisco, and regularly travels to Asia.