Mr. Benedict Rogers is a UK-based human rights activist. He co-founded Hong Kong Watch two months after he was rejected entry into Hong Kong on Beijing’s orders in 2017. He served as the Chair of Trustees of Hong Kong Watch until leading it as the Chief Executive in September this year. He is also the co-founder and Deputy Chair of the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission, a member of the advisory group of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC), a co-founder of the International Coalition to Stop Crimes Against Humanity in North Korea, an advisor to the World Uyghur Congress and the Stop Uyghur Genocide Campaign, Senior Analyst for East Asia at Christian Solidarity Worldwide, and a trustee of several other charities. Mr. Rogers has authored six books and is a regular contributor to international media  including the BBC, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The New York Post, The Diplomat, Foreign Policy and The Spectator. He has testified in hearings in the British Parliament, European Parliament, Japanese Parliament and United States Congress. He has an MA in China Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). University of London and a BA in History and Politics from Royal Holloway, University of London. He has lived in China, Hong Kong, East Timor and Washington, DC and is now based in London.