The FT has appointed Victor Mallet
as the editor of the its Asian editon. Mallet will oversee the business
paper’s Asia-Pacific print and online editions.
Mallet, currently based in Hong Kong
as the FT’s chief Asia correspondent, will replace John Ridding, who will move
to London to becomes chief executive of the FT in June.
FT editor Lionel Barber said: “Our Asia edition is going from strength to
strength, both in print and online. Victor is an incisive and compelling
commentator on Asian business and politics and is the natural choice to lead
our Asia edition.”
Mallet said: “We have excellent teams of reporters across the globe who
give our readers in the Asia-Pacific the highest quality of news, comment and
analysis – and our correspondents here in Asia have proved unbeatable in
informing the world about business developments in the most dynamic economies
of the 21st century. I'm thrilled to be leading the next exciting phase of the
FT's growth in Asia, in print and online.”
Before moving to Hong Kong in 2003,
Victor Mallet was the FT’s Paris correspondent. In his twenty year FT career,
he wasSouthern African correspondent from 1998 to 2001, South-East Asia
correspondent from 1992 to1994, and Africa correspondent from 1986 to 1988.
Victor has also been deputy features editor and Middle East correspondent.
Before joining the Pink ’Un, Mallett
was a correspondent for Reuters in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Paris.