Corporate Development -Asia Pacific, Financial Times
Diana Wu David is the author of Future Proof: Reinventing Work in the Age of Acceleration, a book about how to adopt more agile mindsets and practices to prepare yourself for success in a fast-changing world, across a 100-year life. Diana is an adjunct professor of leadership at Columbia Business School's EMBA Global Asia and for the Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma for independent board directors.
A former Financial Times executive, Diana now works at CEO and board level to boost agility and collaboration and build a competitive, resilient workforce. Her clients have included the Credit Suisse, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Wharf Hotel Management Group, Expedia, the World Bank, Asia Development Bank and KPMG. She began her career and leadership education as an assistant to Dr. Henry Kissinger.
Her company, Sarana Labs, invests in young people and companies that will prepare them for a bright future. Past investments include gaming for good, robotics education, a global online training platform and a social impact fund also that trains women to invest via peer-to-peer learning and teamwork.