Part of The Economist Group, CFO Asia is a monthly magazine written for chief financial officers, treasurers and controllers. In all, there are four editions in the CFO family of magazines: CFO Asia, CFO in the US, CFO Europe, and CFO China. The four magazines have a combined readership of more than one million senior finance executives.
Tom Leander Editor-in-Chief
Tom Leander was appointed editor-in-chief of CFO Asia magazine in December 2001, after serving as deputy editor since November 1999. He has covered CFO stories across Asia, from profiling top CFOs in China to exploring how one CFO successfully fought local unions by teaching finance to coal miners in a mine north of Hyderabad. Leander’s story, “The Great Debate,” the first cover to be published globally by all three CFO magazines, won an award for feature writing from the American Society of Business Publications Editors for 2001.
Leander previously worked at Global Finance magazine in New York as managing editor, and traveled frequently to Asia to cover the market's boom and subsequent collapse. Prior to that, he worked with Stern Stewart & Co., the creator of economic value added. He was vice president of the EVA Institute, a forum for EVA companies. He started his career in journalism as the northeast bureau reporter for American Banker, a daily newspaper based in New York, covering mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance.
Don Durfee Managing Editor
Don Durfee has been CFO Asia's managing editor since January 2007. He joined CFO Asia after several years with CFO magazine in New York, where he served as research editor. During his time at CFO, Don wrote award-winning features on diverse topics, ranging from executive compensation to the financial problems confronting American cities. He also spearheaded the magazine's editorial research, designing surveys on topics such as CFOs' struggles to maintain a work/life balance and the financial motives behind corporate political campaign donations. Additionally, he organized the global expansion of the Duke University/CFO magazine Business Outlook Survey, a quarterly economic forecast used by the US Federal Reserve, economists, and corporations.
Prior to his time at CFO, Don was a senior editor with the Economist Intelligence Unit in New York. Before that he served as the managing editor of the Alliance Analyst, a fortnightly newsletter examining joint ventures and partnerships. Don has degrees in history, music, and international economic policy.
Jennifer Lee Contributing Editor
Jennifer Lee joined The Economist Intelligence Unit in Hong Kong in 1997 as an assistant editor at China Hand, and eventually joined CFO Asia as Contributing Editor. At CFO Asia, Jennifer writes Grapevine, manages the Business Outlook Survey, and reads every story front to back to make sure each issue is in pristine condition before publication.
Cesar Bacani Contributing Editor
Cesar Bacani wrote The China Investor: Getting Rich with the Next Superpower (John Wiley & Sons, 2003) and is currently at work on his second book on stockmarket investing. He is a partner with editorial-services company The Editors Group in Hong Kong and a contributing editor for CFO Asia and CFO China. He was an editor for 14 years with Asiaweek, where he developed the magazine’s Best Universities and Best MBA Schools surveys, supervised the Asiaweek Financial 500 and Asiaweek 1000 listings, and launched the personal investing section.