Martin Mulligan writes and teaches journalism. A Financial Times staff journalist for much of his career, he also worked in London book publishing and for the Oxford Mail.
His Round Table editorial board link dates from when he began to write regularly about developing countries/emerging markets for the world’s foremost international business media organisation.
Ghana and Bangladesh were the first Commonwealth countries he wrote about for the Financial Times. He has written about development issues at intervals ever since.
He has also also taught feature writing and other topics to journalists worldwide – since 2007, in Beijing, China for Xinhua. Literature – especially the contemporary novel – and Mandarin (in which he is a “false beginner”) – are other interests.
His chief ambition is to smile more.