David Pilling has reported from at least 50 countries over two decades as a foreign correspondent for the Financial Times. That probably makes him 50 times more confused than the average person, but it has also made him inquisitive and unafraid to ask dumb questions. For the Financial Times, he was in Latin America (1993-96); London (1997-2001); and Tokyo (2002-2008). He was Asia Editor, based in Hong Kong (2008-15), and is now Africa Editor and Associate Editor. Staff page. @davidpilling