Senior Fellow, Asia Society Policy Institute
Philipp Ivanov is a China specialist and public policy leader with extensive experience in strategy and organizational renewal, education, China-Australia, and China-Russia relations. Philipp is currently Chief Programming Officer at Asia Society leading global programs and collaborations among our 16 centers across four continents. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Asia Society Policy Institute. In 2023, he was a Fulbright Scholar and visiting fellow at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. From 2015 to 2023 Philipp was the Chief Executive Officer of the Asia Society Australia Centre. During his term as CEO, the Centre has grown from 1 to over 15 staff and has consolidated its position as Australia’s leading business and policy think-tank on Asia. Previously, Philipp worked on China policy at the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and as a Deputy Director of the Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific at the University of Sydney. He was awarded the Australian Government’s Endeavour Executive Fellowship to conduct research on China’s policies for leadership development at the National Academy of Education Administration in Beijing. His commentary and analysis have appeared in The Foreign Policy, The Australian, ABC, Bloomberg News, CNBC, The Australian Financial Review, Melbourne Asia Review, and ChinaFile. Philipp has a Bachelor's degree (Honours) in Chinese history from the Far Eastern Federal University and Master's in Educational Leadership from RMIT University. A fluent Chinese and Russian speaker, he grew up in Vladivostok and lived and worked in China for over 6 years, before making Australia his home.