Chrystia Freeland is the US Managing Editor of the Financial Times. She leads the editorial development of the paper’s US edition and of US news on FT.com.
Previously, Freeland served as Deputy Editor in London. Other notable positions held at the FT include Editor of Electronic Services, Editor of the Weekend edition, Editor of FT.com, UK News Editor, Moscow Bureau Chief and Eastern Europe Correspondent.
Ms. Freeland worked for two years at The Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper, as Deputy Editor. She began her career working as a stringer in Ukraine, writing for the FT,The Washington Post and The Economist.
Her expertise lies in the history and culture of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. She received her bachelor’s degree in History and Literature from Harvard University, and earned a Master of Studies degree from St. Anthony’s College at Oxford University, which she attended as a Rhodes Scholar.
In September 2006, Freeland launched View from the Top, her weekly CEO video interview series. Freeland writes a weekly column, titled The A-Train, for the Saturday edition of the FT. Her column is a social observation of the American upper-middle class, with a personal twist and a serious core.
She is the author of "Sale of a Century: the inside story of the second Russian Revolution," (2000), which details Russia’s journey from communism to capitalism. Her profile of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, which appeared in the FT Magazine, won ‘Best Energy Submission’ at the Business Journalist of the Year Awards (2004). Freeland sits on the advisory board of the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and is a board member of the Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children. She has been honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.