Victor Mallet is a journalist, commentator and author with more than two decades of experience in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He is currently South Asia bureau chief for the Financial Times, writing about India and the region.
Previously he was bureau chief in Madrid and Asia editor in Hong Kong. From there, he managed the FT’s coverage of the Asia-Pacific and wrote editorials, columns and features on security, politics, economics and business. He twice won the Society of Publishers in Asia award for opinion writing. In India, he was awarded the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism as a foreign correspondent for a 2012 feature about the rise of Narendra Modi.
His highly praised book on the south-east Asian industrial revolution and the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis,The Trouble with Tigers, was first published in 1999. He is currently writing a book on the Ganges.
Victor Mallet is on The Trouble with Rivers panel.