Julian Snelder

Non-Resident Senior Fellow

Julian Snelder is a New Zealand-Netherlands dual national, resident in Asia for more than 25 years. He worked for the management consultancy McKinsey & Company for eight years, then for Morgan Stanley for eight years, the latter role as head of technology investment banking for Asia. From 2005 he served as director and partner in an emerging market investment fund.

Mr. Snelder has worked extensively in China, India, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. He has advised corporate and government clients on mergers and acquisitions, fundraising and capital investment, business planning and budget planning, privatization, and industrial policy. His particular interest is the application of IT and manufacturing technologies to matters of national security. He writes regularly on this topic and has contributed to publications of the United States Naval War College.


Bachelors in Economics
Trinity College Cambridge

Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering
University of Canterbury