Lionel Barber is the U.S. managing editor for the Financial Times . Barber leads the editorial development of the U.S. Edition of the paper and for U.S. news on FT.com.
Barber has been a part of the Financial Times since 1985. Prior positions include the FT's Washington correspondent and U.S. editor, chief European correspondent and Brussels bureau chief, London news editor and the FT's continental edition editor.
Barber is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Laurence Stern Fellowship at the Washington Post (1985), a Woodrow Wilson Foundation fellowship (1991), a visiting scholarship at the University of California at Berkeley (1992), an Eliot-Winant fellowship to lecture in the U.S. (1994) and a visiting fellowship at the Robert Schuman Center at the European University Institute in Florence (1996).
Barber was voted one of the 50 most influential people in Europe by European Voice magazine in 2001. In 1998, Le Nouvel Observateur in Paris selected him as one of the 101 most influential people in Europe .
Barber is co-author of “The Price of Truth: the story of Reuters millions,” “the DeLorean Tapes” and “Not with Honor: the story of the Westland scandal.”
Barber attended Dulwich College and, later, St, Edmund Hall, Oxford , from which he graduated with a joint honors degree in German and Modern History. He is fluent in French, German, and Russian.