Lionel Barber speaking on how the world has changed on his last day Jan 16, 2020 at the Financial Times -
Lionel Barber was the is the editor of the Financial Times from 2005 to 2020.
As Editor, he helped solidify the Financial Times's position as one of the first publishers to successfully transform itself into a multi-channel news organisation. In addition, during his tenure, the FT has won numerous global prizes for its journalism, including Newspaper of the Year, Overseas Press Club, Gerald Loeb and Society of Publishers in Asia awards. Barber has also co-written several books and has lectured widely on foreign policy, transatlantic relations, European security and monetary union in the US and Europe and appears regularly on TV and radio around the world.
In his position as Editor, he has interviewed many of the world's leaders in business and politics, including: US President Barack Obama, President Trump, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and President of Iran Hassan Rouhani. Barber has received several distinguished awards, including the St George Society medal of honour for his contribution to journalism in the transatlantic community.
Young Journalist of the Year in the British Press Awards in 1981.
Named one of the 101 most influential Europeans by Le Nouvel Observateur in 1998.
Laurence Stern fellow at The Washington Post in 1985.
Visiting scholar in 1992 at the University of California, Berkeley, working under Nelson Polsby at the Institute of Governmental Studies.
Visiting fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre at the European University Institute in Florence in 1996.
Barber was awarded the St George Society medal of honour for his contribution to journalism in the transatlantic community in 2009
In February 2011, he was appointed to the Board of Trustees at The Tate.
Lionel serves on the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
In 2016, he was made a Chevalier (knight) in the French Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur for his "contribution to high-quality journalism, and the Financial Times' positive role in the European debate".
Co-written several books, including a history of Reuters news agency, “The Price of Truth”,