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Philipp Ivanov


Philipp Ivanov is the Chief Executive Officer of Asia Society Australia, a position he has held since 2015. He is leading Asia Society Australia through a period of growth and transformation. He is a co-leader of the Asia Taskforce by the Business Council of Australia and Asia Society Australia to advance Australian business engagement with Asia.

He is a board member of Haymarket HQ – Australia’s first co-working space and accelerator focussed on Asian markets. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Australian committee of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC). He is the founder of Disruptive Asia – a thought-leadership project examining the impact of Asia’s rise on Australia, and China Executive Briefing, a program examining China’s economic policies and their impact on Australian business. His commentary and analysis have appeared in The Australian, ABC, Bloomberg News, CNBC, The Australian Financial Review, Melbourne Asia Review and ChinaFile.

Philipp is a China specialist with extensive experience in policy, education and research and is committed to building an Asia-literate Australia. Previously, he was a policy officer and manager of the Australia-China Council (a predecessor to the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations) at the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He was one of the principal authors of the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper – China Country Strategy, Australia’s first public, whole-of-nation strategy for the bilateral relationship with China. Previously, Philipp was Acting Director and Deputy Director of the Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific at the University of Sydney, advised the University of Sydney on their China strategy and managed La Trobe University’s partnerships in the Gulf States, Vietnam and Thailand.

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