Thomas Crampton

Thomas Crampton

Global Chair in Edelman

Thomas Crampton worked as a correspondent for the International Herald Tribune and The New York Times for more than a decade, reporting on the five continents, and writing a column in Asia, covering politics, economics and culture in Asia.

Before his current position he covered the US presidential elections. of 2004, reported on the 1997 Asian financial crisis in Thailand, the outbreak of SARS in Hong Kong, the civil war in Sudan, rebels fighting in Sri Lanka, the largest earthquake in Taiwan, the 2004 hurricanes in the US. . and the Cannes Film Festival.

Currently, he is the Global Chair of Edelman's Digital practice.

Crampton has served as president of The Foreign Correspondents Club of Hong Kong, president of The Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand and on the board of the New York-based Overseas Press Club.

In addition to his collaboration with Amnesty International, Crampton has served as a jury for numerous journalism awards and worked to promote freedom of expression and the training of journalists.

He is a co-founder of the Foreign Correspondents Club Charity Fund that has raised more than $ 1 million over four years to support the higher education of underprivileged children in Po Leung Kuk.

Crampton has studied at the University of Virginia, in Ireland, at Trinity College in Dublin and in France at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris. He speaks English, French, Thai and is learning Mandarin Chinese.

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