Alumni Profile: Christian Shepherd

Alumni Profile: Christian Shepherd

Researcher at Financial Times

WAB Student 1998-2005

As a researcher and journalist for the Financial Times' Beijing Bureau, Christian Shepherd covers global business and finance news in China.

Christian's interest in Chinese language began while he was a student at WAB. He went on to continue studying Chinese and earned graduate and post- graduate degrees at two of the world's most prestigious universities: Oxford and Tsinghua. His experience allows him to excel in his role, covering topics like climate change at the United Nations convention, international trade cooperation, and high level diplomatic engagements.

"Today, my friends from WAB and I have exciting careers in many different places around the world," Christian says. "That's a testament to the school's success in fostering both excellence and diversity."