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Foreign desk shake up at The FT

By Laihan Burr Dixon

29th May 2008


The Financial Times has appointed Alec Russell as world news editor and promoted David Pilling to Asia editor.

After two years as the FT’s Johannesburg bureau chief, Russell will move to London to be world news editor.

He will replace James Lamont, who is moving to New Delhi to become South Asia bureau chief, taking over from Jo Johnson who is returning to London as editor of the Lex column.

Pilling, currently Tokyo bureau chief, will move to Hong Kong, to oversee the print and online development of the FT’s Asia edition and the paper’s editorial operation in the region.

Pilling succeeds Victor Mallet, who will become the Madrid bureau chief.

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