Senior Technology Correspondent
Arjun Kharpal is CNBC’s Senior Technology Correspondent, based in London. He was previously based in Guangzhou, China where he relocated in 2018 to open up CNBC’s bureau. Arjun writes and presents extensively on Asia’s technology industry, delivering a deeper focus on China tech stories and enhancing CNBC’s editorial presence across the Greater Bay area. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in technology, from Alibaba CEO Daniel Zhang to Huawei Founder Ren Zhengfei and Intel CEO Bob Swan, and he has reported from some of the most important events in the world, including the World Economic Forum in Davos, Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and CNBC’s flagship tech retreat East Tech West in Nansha, Guangzhou. The cryptocurrency industry is of particular interest to Arjun. In addition to writing a variety of stories for CNBC.com, Kharpal appears regularly in CNBC TV programming from ‘Squawk Box Asia’ to ‘Worldwide Exchange’. He is also the host of CNBC’s international, tech-focused podcast ‘Beyond the Valley’. Arjun has previously written for The Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian and The Mirror in London. He holds a BA in English Literature from the University of York and an MA in Newspaper Journalism from City University, London.