Financial Times appoints Roula Khalaf as its first female Editor

Khalaf succeeds Lionel Barber who has been leading the paper for 14 years

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Nov 13, 2019 8:13 AM
Roula Khalaf

Financial Times has appointed Roula Khalaf as its next Editor, as per media reports.

She replaces Lionel Barber who has been leading the paper for 14 years now.

As per reports, Barber announced his retirement in an email sent to his staff. He was with FT for 34 years.

He referred to Khalaf as “fair, wise and tough”. She has been holding the second-most senior editorial post at the newspaper for the last three years and will be FT’s first female editor.

On the appointment, Khalaf was quoted as saying that she was “thrilled” at being selected to lead “the greatest news organisation in the world”.

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