The Fighter Pilot Turned Entertainment Visionary

By Mark Andrews

Alpha Men Asia. 19th February 2019.

Mark Andrews meets martini maestro and design guru Ben Woods, who is on a mission to empower – and imbibe – the next generation of middle-class Chinese.

Ben Wood is a modern day renaissance man: a former fighter pilot now on a mission to bring the joys of flying light aircraft to China; a long term bar owner who claims to do the best Martini in Shanghai, he will always be best known as the architect behind the city’s entertainment enclave Xintiandi. Design runs through his veins and into the Nehru collared shirt he wears for the interview, another of his creations.

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Mark Andrews has written about everything from Japanese houses to heli hikes on New Zealand glaciers, test drives of Chinese cars to bar and restaurant reviews. He currently specialises in travel articles and reviews of Chinese cars plus articles about the Chinese auto industry.

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