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Duncan Clark

UK Trustee

Duncan Clark is Chairman and Founder of BDA China (, an investment advisory he founded in Beijing in 1994. With a team of over 80 professionals, BDA advises some of the world’s leading private equity and hedge funds on their investments in China and neighboring markets, principally in the consumer and digital/high technology sectors.

Duncan is an angel investor in mobile apps related companies including App Annie (, subsequently invested by Sequoia Capital. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Digital Communication Fund of the Geneva-based private bank Pictet & Cie. He has also a partner in a Beijing-based film production company CIB Productions (

A graduate of the London School of Economics & Political Science, Duncan was invited as a Visiting Scholar to Stanford University (2010 and 2011) where he co-founded the influential ‘China 2.0’ research initiative which he helped oversee from 2011 to 2014 at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Duncan has lived in China for twenty years and today divides his time between bases in Beijing, London and the San Francisco Bay Area. A former Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in China, Duncan was appointed O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the 2013 New Year Honours List for services to British commercial interests in China.

UK Trustee