Grigor has worked with international media brands like Time Out and GQ exploring issues related to business, culture and society but his obsession with China brought him to Beijing where he is currently investigating innovations and indulging in the intricacies of the local cuisine. He’s a lover of bold tech and an aspiring musician, who will talk your head off about why the 90s were the best era in the pop music history.

Despite all the trouble that JD CEO Liu Qiangdong got himself into last year, his company, although expected to come to naught (JD’s stock price fell by 40%), has prospered. Obviously, that does not refer to every aspect of every project, but overall figures present an impressive achievement. With a yearly operating income of 462 billion yuan, JD made it to the very apex of the Internet and technology section of the Chinese Fortune 500 list.