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Editor In Chief, Financial Times

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Lionel Barber is the editor of the Financial Times. Since his appointment in 2005, Barber has helped to transform the FT from a newspaper publisher into a multi-channel global news organization. During his editorship the FT has won many international awards for its journalism.

Barber has co-written several books and has lectured widely on foreign policy, transatlantic relations and economics. As editor, he has interviewed many of the world’s leaders in business and politics, including: US President Barack Obama, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and President of Iran Hassan Rouhani.

Barber began his career in journalism in 1978 as a reporter for The Scotsman. He then moved to The Sunday Times as a business correspondent and joined the FT in 1985 as a business reporter. During his FT career, he has also served as Washington correspondent, Brussels bureau chief, news editor, European editor and US managing editor.

Barber is also the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Laurence Stern Fellowship at the Washington Post (1985), a Woodrow Wilson Foundation fellowship (1991), a visiting scholarship at the University of California at Berkeley (1992), an Eliot-Winant fellowship to lecture in the U.S. (1994) and a visiting fellowship at the Robert Schuman Center at the European University Institute in Florence (1996).

Barber was voted one of the 50 most influential people in Europe by European Voice magazine in 2001. In 1998, Le Nouvel Observateur in Paris selected him as one of the 101 most influential people in Europe.

Barber is the co-author of “The Price of Truth: the story of Reuter's Millions,” “the DeLorean Tapes” and “Not with Honor: the story of the Westland scandal.”

Barber serves on the Board of Trustees at the Tate and the Carnegie Corporation of New York. He graduated in 1978 from St Edmund Hall, Oxford University with a joint honours degree in German and Modern History and speaks fluent French and German.

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Lionel Barber Biography

Lionel Barber is the editor of the Financial Times. Since his appointment in 2005, Barber has helped to transform the FT from a newspaper publisher into a multi-channel global news organization. During his editorship the FT has won many international awards for its journalism.

Barber has co-written several books and has lectured widely on foreign policy, transatlantic relations and economics. As editor, he has interviewed many of the world’s leaders in business and politics, including: US President Barack Obama, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and President of Iran Hassan Rouhani.

Barber began his career in journalism in 1978 as a reporter for The Scotsman. He then moved to The Sunday Times as a business correspondent and joined the FT in 1985 as a business reporter. During his FT career, he has also served as Washington correspondent, Brussels bureau chief, news editor, European editor and US managing editor.

Barber is also the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Laurence Stern Fellowship at the Washington Post (1985), a Woodrow Wilson Foundation fellowship (1991), a visiting scholarship at the University of California at Berkeley (1992), an Eliot-Winant fellowship to lecture in the U.S. (1994) and a visiting fellowship at the Robert Schuman Center at the European University Institute in Florence (1996).

Barber was voted one of the 50 most influential people in Europe by European Voice magazine in 2001. In 1998, Le Nouvel Observateur in Paris selected him as one of the 101 most influential people in Europe.

Barber is the co-author of “The Price of Truth: the story of Reuter's Millions,” “the DeLorean Tapes” and “Not with Honor: the story of the Westland scandal.”

Barber serves on the Board of Trustees at the Tate and the Carnegie Corporation of New York. He graduated in 1978 from St Edmund Hall, Oxford University with a joint honours degree in German and Modern History and speaks fluent French and German.

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  • FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards - Lionel Barber ...
  • "The Future of Newspapers" - Lionel Barber - YouTube
  • Rouhani and Lionel Barber on Iran deal - YouTube

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  • How to book Lionel Barber?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lionel Barber for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Lionel Barber, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lionel Barber or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Lionel Barber?

    Booking fees for Lionel Barber, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lionel Barber, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Lionel Barber?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lionel Barber for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lionel Barber for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lionel Barber or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lionel Barber or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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  • FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards - Lionel Barber ...
    "The Future of Newspapers" - Lionel Barber - YouTube
  • Rouhani and Lionel Barber on Iran deal - YouTube
    Annual Gala Dinner French Chamber 2014, with Lionel Barber ...
  • Lionel Barber talks to Mark Carney - YouTube
    Lionel Barber on Thatcher legacy - YouTube

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