Thursday, April 17, 2014

220 Paul Gigot
Editor - The Wall Street Journal

Paul Gigot joined the Wall StreetJournal in 1980 as a reporter in Chicago, and in 1982 moved to Hong Kong as an Asia correspondent. In 1984, he was named the first editorial page editor of The Asian Wall Street Journal. In 1987, he was assigned to Washington, where he contributed editorials and a weekly column on politics, "Potomac Watch," which earned the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. He has also worked for the Far Eastern Economic Review in Hong Kong and National Review in New York.

As editor of the Wall StreetJournal, he is possibly the most influential newspaperman in global finance, with the Journal capable of commissioning the most senior of politicians and global leaders as contributors. Its editorial pages offer a consistent perspective on finance and global economics, featuring such editors and writers as Brian Carney, Patience Wheatcroft, editor of the Wall St Journal Europe, and, in the USA, economist, and Editorial Board member Stephen Moore. The Journal is now also a part of the Newscorp organisation that includes Sky in the UK/Europe and Fox in the US, and many newspaper properties throughout the world, including in Rupert Murdoch's native Australia.