Subcommittee Members

Demetri Sevastopulo


Demetri Sevastopulo is Asia News Editor for the Financial Times. Based in Hong Kong, he is responsible for the Financial Times newsgathering operation throughout the Asia Pacific region, for the presentation of Asian news in all global editions of the newspaper and for Asian news coverage on


Demetri was previously based in Washington as Pentagon & Intelligence correspondent for the Financial Times. He also covered business issues in Washington and worked briefly in the Tokyo bureau. Demetri began his career as a foreign exchange derivatives trader at Citibank in Japan. He later covered the Japanese economy for Bloomberg News.


An Irish national, Demetri graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, with an undergraduate degree in business studies. He has a master’s degree in East Asian studies from Harvard University where he was also a teaching fellow in Japanese and Chinese history. Demetri also studied at Beijing University and Sophia University. He speaks fluent Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and is learning Cantonese.


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