Financial columnist takes chair at European Business

Martin Baker has been appointed editor of European Business
magazine. Baker, who writes the City Profile column in The Sunday
Telegraph and the 7.38 and Money Masters columns in The Daily
Telegraph, also edits the Chartered Insurance Institute’s magazine The
Journal and is a contributor to The Observer , The Guardian and
Scotland on Sunday .

Formerly associate editor of Sunday
Business, Baker set up the investment section of the International
Herald Tribune in Paris in 1990, which he then edited for six years.

A
regular contributor to radio and television in Britain, France and
Belgium, he has won a number of awards for journalism, including the
Citicorp Grand Award for Excellence for his investigation into the role
of hedge funds in Asian currency markets.

Baker takes over from
John Lawless, who was responsible for launching European Business. He
will continue to write regular features for the magazine.

Launched
last October by Londonbased Ink Publishing, European Business aims to
focuse on the people behind the companies and institutions that make
Europe the world’s biggest trading community.

Michael Keating,
Ink Group’s editorial director, said of the appointment: “Martin is
highly energised, has inspired editorial vision, first rate contacts
and, having lived in Paris for six years, a truly European perspective.

“He will be continuing our tradition of exploring the methods and motives of Europe’s top entrepreneurs.”

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