Lionel Barber

Lionel Barber is an author, broadcaster and former editor of The Financial Times (2005-2020).  During his editorship, Lionel led the digital transformation of the FT, winning multiple prizes for its journalism. including three Newspaper of the Year awards. 

Lionel lectures widely on business, finance and international affairs. At the FT, he interviewed many world leaders including Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Angela Merkel and Narendra Modi.

He is the recipient of the Legion d’Honneur and the Stella d’Italia and the St George’s Medal for services to journalism and the transatlantic community, and until recently served as a trustee of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.  He is chairman of the Wincott Foundation.

Lionel is the co-presenter of Media Confidential, along with former editor of the Guardian Alan Rusbridger, now editor of Prospect magazine. Lionel is currently working on a biography of Masayoshi Son, CEO and founder of SoftBank to be published by Penguin Random House.