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Financial Times appoints Roula Khalaf as first female editor

Lionel Barber to step down after 14 years in January

Lionel Barber, who has edited the Financial Times for 14 years, will be succeeded by Roula Khalaf.

TOKYO -- The Financial Times has named Roula Khalaf as its next editor, succeeding Lionel Barber.

Khalaf, a veteran foreign correspondent who has served as deputy editor since 2016, will become the publication's first female chief editor when Barber's tenure ends in January 2020.

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