Henry Sanderson

Associate Fellow


Henry Sanderson is a journalist and author based in London, focused on China and clean energy. He previously worked as a journalist for the Financial Times for seven years, covering commodities and mining, and before that was a reporter in Beijing for seven years, including for Bloomberg News.

While in China, Henry co-wrote a book on China's state capitalist financial system: China's Superbank: Debt Oil and Influence: How China Development Bank is Rewriting the Rules of Finance. The book explores how China's state-controlled financial system was changing the world via lending to countries such as Venezuela, as well as to China's domestic clean energy industries.

He is also the author of Volt Rush, the Winners and Losers in the Race to Go Green, which was chosen as a book of the week by the Observer, and one of the best science and environment books of 2022 by The Times.

Henry has testified to the UK parliament, presented to the US State Department, and been interviewed by the BBC, Al Jazeera, France 24, NPR, the Financial Times, The Wire China, among other outlets.

He is currently the executive editor of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, the leading provider of data and analysis on the battery supply chain.

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