Mark Leonard is co-founder and director of the European Council on Foreign Relations, the first pan-European think tank. His topics of focus include geopolitics and geoeconomics, China, EU politics and institutions. Previously he worked as director of foreign policy at the Centre for European Reform and as director of the Foreign Policy Centre, which he founded at age 24. He was Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Geoeconomics until 2016. He is a regular speaker and prolific writer and commentator on global issues, the future of Europe, China's internal politics, and the practice of diplomacy and business in a networked world. His essays have appeared in publications such as Foreign Affairs, the Financial Times, the New York Times or Le Monde. Leonard is also author of two best-selling books Why Europe will run the 21st Century and What does China think?