Victor Mallet, Asia News Editor, Financial Times

Victor Mallet is a journalist, commentator and author with more than two decades of experience in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He is currently Asia news editor at the Financial Times, based in Hong Kong.

Mallet joined the FT in 1986 and has held a variety of overseas roles, including: fo ur years as south Asia bureau chief based in New Delhi; four years as Madrid bureau chief; and editor of the FT’s Asia edition. Before that he was southern Africa correspondent from 1998 to 2001, southeast Asia correspondent from 1992 to 1994, and Africa correspondent from 1986 to 1988. Mallet has also been deputy features editor, Middle East correspondent, Paris correspondent and chief Asia correspondent.

Mallet has written numerous editorials, columns and features on security, politics, economics and business. He twice won the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) Award for Opinion Writing. In India, he was twice awarded the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism as a foreign correspondent, once for a feature about the rise of Narendra Modi in 2012 and later for a magazine article on the River Ganges.

Mallet’s new book about the Ganges, River of Life, River of Death: The Ganges and India's Future was published by Oxford University Press in October 2017. His highly praised book on the southeast Asian industrial revolution and the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis, The Trouble with Tigers (HarperCollins), was first published in 1999.

Before joining the FT, Mallet was a correspondent for Reuters in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Paris. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Oxford University and is fluent in French and Spanish.

Follow him on Twitter at @VJMallet.