Ben Crawford

Based in: Dubai, UAE

Ben Crawford was the founding Publisher of Australian Art Collector. He subsequently became founding President of Louise Blouin Media in New York, which acquired the magazines Art+Auction, Modern Painters, and Gallery Guide, French museum catalogue publisher Somogy, and two art price databases. He later managed the launch of art market data aggregator and consulted on the launch of the .Art new Top-Level Domain. Ben has been a regular culture contributor to the New York Times, and has had essays on cultural themes published in various books.

For the past decade Ben has been CEO of CentralNic Plc, a global leader in digital transformation he IPOed on the London Stock Exchange in 2013. He is a Member of the World Economic Forum and the Forbes Business Council, and is frequently published and quoted as an authority on the contribution of the internet to global development.

Crawford graduated from Sydney University with a First Class Honours degree majoring in Fine Arts and a Masters of Business Administration.