Michael Williams Named Editor “WSJ Europe”

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By: E&P Staff

Michael Williams has been appointed editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe, effective June 1. He succeeds Raju Narisetti who is moving to the Hindustan Times Media group in India.

Williams, 43, is based in Paris and is currently the paper?s Southern Europe bureau chief. Alessandra Galloni, deputy bureau chief of Southern Europe, will replace Williams.

In his new role, Williams will be responsible for coverage of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa for all editions of the Journal. He will report to Paul Steiger, managing editor of the Wall Street Journal.

Williams joined the Journal in 1992 in its Tokyo bureau as news editor, later becoming Japanese economy and political correspondent. In 1996, he moved to New York as assistant foreign editor for the Journal, returning to Japan as Tokyo bureau chief in 1999.

Meanwhile, this Friday the paper?s European edition will launch Style Journal, a glossy lifestyle and fashion quarterly.

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