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 currently teaches as an adjunct professor of leadership at Columbia Business School’s EMBA Global Asia and for the Financial Times Non-Executive Directors Diploma. A former Financial Times executive, Diana also works with CEOs and board directors to enhance their leadership agility, influence, collaboration and resilience. Her clients have included the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, the World Bank, Expedia, Asia Development Bank and Credit Suisse. She began her career and leadership education as an assistant to Dr. Henry Kissinger.
Diana has an MBA from Columbia Business School, is a past recipient of Asia Society’s Asia 21 Young Leaders award and a former Luce Foundation Scholar. She serves as Vice Chair of the board of the American Chamber of Commerce HK, and on advisory boards of Shared Value Project Hong Kong and Teach4HK and several private companies. She is also an active participant in Women Corporate Directors and The Women’s Foundation, empowering women at all levels to lead and contribute.