Harvard Business Review
Adi Ignatius joined Harvard Business Review as Editor-in-Chief in January 2009. Previously, he was Deputy Managing Editor for TIME, where he oversaw the week-to-week editing of the magazine and was responsible for many of TIME’s special editions, including the Person of the Year and TIME 100 franchises. He also wrote frequently for TIME, including cover stories on Google and the 2007 Person of the Year profile of Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
Ignatius was co-editor of the book Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang. The book, a New York Times bestseller, is based on the secretly recorded audiotapes of China’s former premier. Ignatius also was the editor of President Obama: The Path to the White House, which also made the New York Times bestseller list.
Ignatius worked overseas as a journalist for nearly 20 years. He served as Editor of TIME Asia, based in Hong Kong. Under his leadership, TIME Asia became an award-winning showcase for reporting, writing, photography and design. Before joining TIME, he worked for many years at the Wall Street Journal, serving as the newspaper’s Bureau Chief in Beijing where his work was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and later as Bureau Chief in Moscow. He later served as Managing Editor of the Central European Economic Review and Business Editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review.
Ignatius was awarded a Zuckerman Fellowship at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in 1990. He received his BA in History in 1981 from Haverford College in Pennsylvania and honorary doctorate from the University of Maryland’s college in Okinawa. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Asia Society.