Gillian Tett

Gillian Tett is US managing editor at the Financial Times, where she leads the editorial operations in the region across all platforms and writes weekly columns on global economic, financial, political, and social issues. She has served in various roles at the Financial Times, including assistant editor responsible for markets coverage, capital markets editor, deputy editor of the Lex column, Tokyo bureau chief, Tokyo correspondent, London-based economics reporter, and reporter in Russia and Brussels. Ms. Tett has been named Columnist of the Year, Journalist of the Year, and Business Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards. She received the Royal Anthropological Institute Marsh Award, the Society of American Business Editors and Writers Award for best feature article, a President’s Medal from the British Academy, and the Wincott Award for Senior Financial Journalist of the Year. Ms. Tett’s latest book is The Silo Effect, and her New York Times bestseller Fool’s Gold won the Spear’s Book Award for Financial Book of the Year. She received honorary degrees from the University of Exeter and the University of Miami and an honorary doctorate from Lancaster University. Ms. Tett graduated and earned a PhD in social anthropology from Cambridge University.