Duncan is a recognized expert on the Internet and entrepreneurship in China, where he has lived and worked for more than 20 years.
Duncan is chairman of BDA China, which he founded in 1994 after working as an investment banker with Morgan Stanley in London and Hong Kong. BDA China is an advisory firm serving investors in China's technology and consumer sectors, employing over 100 mainland Chinese professionals in Beijing.
An early advisor to leading China Internet entrepreneurs, Duncan is author of Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built, the definitive work on China's e-commerce and technology giant, its founder Jack Ma, and the forces and people that propelled its rise. (Published in April 2016 by HarperCollins/Ecco)
An advisor to the UK Government on China's digital economy, in 2013 Duncan was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to UK trade and investment in China. He previously served as Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in China.
Duncan has made early-stage investments in a number of tech ventures including App Annie, the San Francisco-based global metrics provider backed by Sequoia Capital.
From 2010-2012, Duncan was a visiting scholar at Stanford University, where he co-founded China 2.0, an influential research initiative and forum at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Duncan currently serves on a number of advisory boards, including The Digital Communication Fund of Geneva-based bank Pictet & Cie; WildAid, whose mission is to end the illegal wildlife trade, and Student.com, helping overseas students find safe and comfortable accommodation. Duncan is a board member of Bangkok Bank (China).
A frequent industry commentator, Duncan regularly appears on business media including the BBC, CNBC, CNN, and others.
More information on Duncan including upcoming media appearances and speaking events can be found at duncanclark.com