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Frank Proctor ’85


Chancellor's Global Leadership Council

Proctor is founder and president of Muse, a Hong Kong-based technology company. He has guided Muse from its roots as a publisher of translated literature and related electronic media to its current incarnation as a fully digital enterprise. In 2019, he launched, an in-house research unit, to explore the future of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Proctor moved to Hong Kong in 1997 to become Newsweek’s general manager for Asia. Before that, he had been based in New York as Newsweek’s international special projects director. He left Newsweek to launch Muse, publishing an award-winning Hong Kong cultural magazine and 21 books between 2007 and 2018. Frank is a native of Sanford, North Carolina. He received a bachelor’s in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated with highest honors. He went on to earn a master’s in international relations from Cambridge University, and a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School. Proctor is also a director of Lee-Moore Capital Company.