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Gillian Tett

Chairman, US Editorial Board and America Editor-at-Large, Financial Times; Author, “Anthro-Vision: A New Way to See in Business and Life”
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Gillian Tett is Chairman of the US Editorial Board and America Editor-at-Large at the Financial Times. In her previous role at FT, she was Managing Editor (US) and columnist and oversaw global coverage of the financial markets. Her twice-weekly column earned her recognition as Columnist of the Year at the 2014 Press Awards.

Ms. Tett’s best-selling book, Anthro-Vision: A New Way to See in Business and Life, offers a look at how businesses can revolutionize their understanding of human behaviour by studying consumers and organizations through an anthropological lens.

In recognition of her work, Ms. Tett has won several awards, including the 2021 Presidents’ Medal from the American Anthropological Association, the UK Speechwriters’ Guild Business Communicator of the Year 2012, the Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards 2009, British Business Journalist of the Year in 2008, and the Wincott prize in 2007.

She also received The British Academy President’s Medal 2011, which rewards service to the cause of the humanities and social sciences, specifically for her insightful journalism contributing to public understanding. More recently, she was recognized as Columnist of the Year at the 2014 Press Awards.

Ms. Tett has a PhD in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University, based on research conducted in the former Soviet Union in the early 1990s. She speaks French and Russian and has studied Japanese and Tajik.