Russell Flannery has been reporting on Asia's businesses for top-tier U.S. media for more than two decades and written more than two dozen cover features for various Forbes editions since joining the company in 2001.
Those include profiles of Xiaomi Chairman Lei Jun, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Chairman Morris Chang, and Haier Group Chairman Zhang Ruimin. Before moving to Forbes, Russell was a correspondent in Taipei and Shanghai for Bloomberg News (1991-1997) and in Taipei for the Asian Wall Street Journal (1998-2000).
Russell in 2003 opened Forbes' first-ever bureau in mainland China, located in Shanghai. The Forbes bureau has greatly helped to expand Forbes' coverage of China's economy, its entrepreneurs, and the strategies of foreign business that hope to succeed in its thriving yet complex markets.
Russell compiles the Forbes China Rich List, the Hong Kong Rich List, and the Taiwan Rich List. He is also the editorial liaison between Forbes and its licensed, Chinese-language edition, Forbes China.
A fluent Mandarin Chinese speaker, Russell holds degrees from the University of Vermont and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is married with one daughter.