Thomas Crampton

Thomas Crampton

Global Managing Director in Ogilvy & Mather


The New York Times: Correspondent covering 2004 US Presidential election campaign and wide range of other domestic issues across the country. 2004

International Herald Tribune: Columnist and correspondent covering political, economic and cultural news in Asia, Europe, US and Africa. Based first in Bangkok and then Hong Kong. 1997 to present.

Asia Times: Bangkok-based correspondent covering greater Indo-China for a regional Asian daily newspaper that helped launch. July 1995-July 1997.

International Herald Tribune: Wrote for finance, news, special reports and editorial pages while also assisting on layouts of the finance and editorial pages. March 1991-June 1995.

The New York Times Syndicate: Founding editor and designer of Media Bulletin, a weekly fax newspaper launched for The New York Times Syndicate in collaboration with the Financial Times. 1994.

France News: Founding editor and designer of Paris supplement to English language monthly with circulation in France of 100,000. 1993.

Freelance for, among others, The Washington Post, Fortune, Mainichi Shimbun, The Economist Intelligence Unit, British Broadcasting Corp, ARTNews, Asiaweek.

In French: Radio France International and Terre Sauvage.


Elected onto board of New York-based Overseas Press Club, 2004; Named one of the World Economic Forum’s 100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow, Dec 2002.

Elected President, Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong, May 2002. An organization with 1,600 members, 100 employees and an annual revenue of more than US$6mn.

Citations by Amnesty International for writing and photography. 2001; Elected President, Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Thailand, Jan 2000.


Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po): Certificat d'Etudes Politiques. Classes in French, competing against French students. Politics and economics. 1990-91.

University of Virginia: BA hons. Distinguished major in political philosophy. 1986-90.

University of Dublin, Trinity College: Political philosophy, literature. 1988-89.

Personal Interests

Co-founder of scholarship fund that has raised more than US$600,000 for children from a Hong Kong orphanage. Trans-Atlantic and Mediterranean sailing; Paris Marathon, 1995; 5th place in coxed four in French national rowing championships, 1991.

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