Who We Are

Bamboo Works provides news on Chinese companies listed in Hong Kong and the United States, with a strong focus on mid-cap and also pre-IPO companies. Our founding team has more than a century of experience in Chinese and global media and capital markets, working for names including the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Alibaba and JPMorgan.

Drawing on that background, we provide in-depth coverage to drive informed decision-making for investors and others interested in this dynamic group of companies, many of them overlooked by mainstream media. Working from offices in Hong Kong and mainland China, we offer bilingual content through our website, newsletters and over third-party financial news platforms in English and Chinese.

Bamboo Works’ Founding Team

Rachel Chan is a 30-year PR industry veteran with experience in both in-house and agency leadership roles. She currently works at Alibaba in an advisory role and was its Corporate Communications Head of Asia Pacific for over seven years, overseeing the company’s brand building, media and corporate communications. Rachel was previously Managing Director for global PR agency Hill+Knowlton Strategies Hong Kong. In her 10 years with the firm, she provided strategic counsel to a diverse portfolio of clients, including more than 50 publicly-listed companies. She also previously served in key communications roles for Hong Kong Telecom and American Express.

Adam Najberg was an award-winning reporter and editor for 25 years at The Associated Press, AP-Dow Jones, Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal. His freelance work has appeared in BusinessWeek, editions of Newsweek, The Indianapolis News, Denver Post and nearly a dozen other publications, and on National Public Radio’s Marketplace program. He is author of two books and has spearheaded four documentary films in various roles. He moved into public relations in 2015, joining Shenzhen DJI as its global communications director, then moving to Alibaba for nearly five years in multiple roles, including head of digital communications, international media relations and global content. He currently works in a senior communications role at Tencent.

Rene Vanguestaine worked at JPMorgan for 32 years in a number of senior positions spanning investment banking, equity and debt capital markets, lending and securities services. During that tenure he managed and turned around several different businesses, working with clients in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Rene also served as a member of JPMorgan’s Global Equity Management Team that developed and promoted the firm’s worldwide equity business. Before that, he helped numerous global companies list on several European stock exchanges. After leaving JPMorgan, he acquired Christensen, a US investor relations firm founded in 1982, and expanded its operations to China in 2002 and India in 2008. Christensen is currently the only investor relations and financial PR firm with a presence in all three markets.

Doug Young is a veteran journalist and award-winning author with more than 25 years in the industry, most of that in China. He was among the earliest western journalists to report on China’s business sector starting in the late 1980s when he worked for a small Hong Kong-based newsletter focused on the country’s young electronics industry. Doug later worked for a decade at Reuters in senior roles including Chief Asia Technology Correspondent and Chief Company News Correspondent for Greater China. Most recently he helped to launch the English edition of Caixin, China’s leading financial media, and was its managing editor for three years. He is author of the book, “The Party Line: How the Media Dictates Public Opinion in Modern China,” which won the Asian Publishing Gold Award for Best Book on the Media Industry in Asia in 2013.

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