Speaker Zakary Dychtwald

Zakary Dychtwald

Author, Speaker, and Founder & CEO of Young China Group

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $10,001 - $20,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
    English, Mandarin
  • Travels From
    New York, USA

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About Speaker Zakary Dychtwald…

Zak Dychtwald is a world-traveler, writer, consultant, and public speaker. A lifelong fan of interesting people, big ideas, great food, science fiction and religious meaning, he has traveled extensively throughout five continents to explore what makes people and cultures tick.

After graduating from Columbia University in 2012, he moved to China to explore the country and get to know China’s young people on their own turf. Over the next four years, through living in tenements, hostels, and high rises, on long train rides through both the Eastern megacities as well as China’s developing interior, interviewing locals from Guangzhou to Chengdu to Shangri-La, Zak realized that the China we talk about in the West is far different than the new China he saw emerging.

Through his writing, speaking, and consulting, Zak’s overarching goal is to change the way the world understands China: to expand the narrative away from headline politics towards identity and cross-cultural understanding. He has recently relocated to New York City where he is the founding CEO of the Young China Global Group – think tank and consultancy. A fluent Mandarin speaker, he spends a third of the year in China.

Testimonials 3

  • Extremely impressive! Young China is set to change the way much of our world operates and Zak is the perfect communicator. Zak’s bold and new perspectives dazzled and challenged a room of pre-eminent policy experts at Beirut Institute Summit at Abu Dhabi. I would absolutely recommend Zak as a need-to-hear keynote speaker for those interested in the future.

    Raghida Dergham

    Founder and Executive Chairman of Beirut Institute

  • “If you want a dynamic and insightful presentation that will reshape your business strategy, I heartily recommend Zak Dychtwald.”

    Dr. Jayme Canton

    CEO & Chairman, Institute for Global Futures

  • “Business leaders who are concerned about the future of China should engage Zak Dychtwald to share his insights about Chinese Millennials and their impact on the global marketplace. Zak’s presentation draws the audience in and makes a difficult topic approachable and understandable. My colleagues have been discussing his fascinating presentation for weeks and weeks.”

    Daniel Kaplan

    Former President of the New York 92Y

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