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Khalaf takes the helm at the FT

Roula Khalaf has been appointed editor of The Financial Times, taking over from Lionel Barber who has held the job for 14 years. A former Middle East editor and deputy editor since 2016, the FT’s first female editor will assume her new role in January. Khalaf was born in Lebanon and educated in the United States. After a spell with Forbes she entered the FT in 1995 as North Africa correspondent, showing the blend of drive and perception that has taken her to the top of the London-based, Japanese-owned group.

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