Demetri Sevastopulo

Demetri Sevastopulo

US Political Correspondent, Financial Times (United States)

Demetri Sevastopulo is US Political Correspondent for the Financial Times, covering all aspects of US politics and the 2016 presidential campaign.

Demetri recently returned from Hong Kong where he served as South China Regional Correspondent and Asia News Editor, running the FT network of editors and correspondents in Asia, and serving as global news editor during the Asian day.

Before moving to China, Demetri was based in Washington as Pentagon & CIA Correspondent, and Washington Business Correspondent. He has reported from all over the world, including China, Japan, India, Southeast Asia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Guantanamo Bay and Russia. In a former life, he was a currency trader at Citibank.

An Irish national, Demetri graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, with a degree in business studies. He has an MA in East Asian studies from Harvard University where he taught Japanese and Chinese history as a teaching fellow. He studied Chinese at Peking University and Japanese at Sophia University. He speaks near-native Japanese, fluent Mandarin and basic Cantonese.

Follow Demetri on Twitter at @DimiSevastopulo.


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