Bill Clifford is associate director of the MIT Sloan Fellows Program in Innovation and Global Leadership, a 12-month sponsored master's degree program for outstanding mid-career managers being groomed to assume leadership roles in their industries and professions. Clifford works with Massachusetts Institute of Technology faculty and staff to design, manage, and evaluate the academic program. He oversees the admissions process, maintaining and cultivating relationships with corporate sponsors of prospective Sloan Fellows from all over the world.
From 1991 to 2002, Clifford was a financial journalist based in Japan. He launched and managed news bureaus in Tokyo and Hong Kong for CBS MarketWatch, and prior to that, he directed the Tokyo bureau for CNBC Asia. His reporting and editorial commentary covered Asia's 1997-98 financial crisis, China's economic and political transformation, and the global impact of post-Enron corporate governance.
Clifford likes to share his interests in Asia and personal investing with grade-school students as a volunteer teacher in Boston's Citizen Schools program. A graduate of Tufts University, he holds an MA from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a CEP from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.