The Financial Times has appointed Roula Khalaf as foreign editor and assistant editor, effective Oct. 15. With 13 years experience as the FT’s Middle East editor, Khalaf takes on this new strategic role to support the FT and its global network of foreign correspondents.
Financial Times editor Lionel Barber said: “Roula has been an outstanding Middle East editor for more than a decade, overseeing the launch of the Middle East edition and leading our coverage of the Arab spring. She is admired among peers and colleagues worldwide for her work as a reporter, commentator and team leader, and will be crucial to the development of our award-winning foreign coverage in her new position.”
Khalaf joined the FT in 1995 as North Africa correspondent and before that she was a staff writer for Forbes magazine in New York. Her specialist areas are Iraq, where she has traveled extensively; the Gulf; North Africa and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.