John Reed is the Financial Times’s South Asia bureau chief, based in New Delhi and covering business, economies, politics and society in India, Pakistan, and the region. He joined the Financial Times in 2000, working as a foreign correspondent and business reporter based in Bangkok, Jerusalem, London, Johannesburg, and Warsaw. John also contributed to the FT’s coverage of the war in Ukraine in 2014 and 2022, and the Israel-Hamas war of 2023. His work has won several awards, including from the New York Financial Writers' Association, the Society of Publishers in Asia, and a Gerald Loeb Award.

In over two decades as a Financial Times foreign correspondent John’s watched India grow as a key market and manufacturing centre, and in his role as South Asia bureau chief, oversees the FT’s coverage of the region at a time where India is seen increasingly as an emerging superpower and diplomatic player.

Now based in New Delhi, John’s focus is the India story, as well as the region more widely. With a team split between New Delhi and Mumbai, the FT’s South Asia bureau headed by John reports in-depth not just on Indian politics and society, but the whole gambit of matters impacting India and its regions, from Bollywood to economic policy.