• Asia Regional Director

    Job Locations Singapore-Singapore | China-Hong Kong
  • Introduction

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    As the research and analysis division of the Economist Group, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) helps leaders prepare for opportunity, empowering them to act with confidence when making strategic decisions. The EIU is the global standard in providing quality, actionable intelligence to the public and private sector, assessing issues that impact the marketplace for over two hundred countries.


    The holder of this role leads and directs the Country Analysis Asia team. The holder of this role is an intellectual leader of the EIU, making sure that the quality of the analysis produced by the editorial team meets the standards expected of Economist Group products and services and meets the needs of our clients by addressing the economic, political, industry and business issues of the day in a timely and relevant manner. The holder of this role is also a thought leader, representing The EIU externally at the most senior level, both to clients, prospects and the media.


    How you will contribute:

    • To be an intellectual leader within The EIU and to deliver the regional analysis for the Asia region.
    • To work collaboratively with other senior EIU staff members to support new initiatives.
    • To manage the Asia team effectively and to attract and develop high calibre staff.
    • To contribute to the commercial success of the Country Analysis business.
    • To preserve the integrity of the Economist brand in line with its founding principles.
    • To ensure that the quality of our editorial output, both written and numerical, meets the high standards expected by our clients. To proactively make whatever changes are necessary to support this objective.
    • Have a strong external profile, possessing excellent presentation skills and an ability to work effectively in a public forum.
    • Managing a cost budget associated with the teams (including contributor costs and travel costs).

    Experience, skills and professional attributes

    The ideal skills for this role are:

    • Experience in managing an editorial operation in an international environment.
    • Experience in producing economic forecasts and analysis on both developed and emerging economies.
    • Strong editorial skills.
    • Experience of working collaboratively with other senior stakeholders and balancing their competing requirements.
    • Broad knowledge of political and economic trends.
    • A proven ability to convey ideas and opinions coherently and with authority.
    • A willingness to develop your external profile in a manner that aligns with our commercial goals.
    • The ability to build positive relationships across the editorial team and the wider business, and works co-operatively to ensure the best overall result for the EIU.
    • Strong leadership skills - an ability to inspire and motivate individuals, but also to build and shape teams so they can deliver on business objectives.
    • The ability to be an intellectual leader within The EIU and to have a strong external profile.



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