Chrystia Freeland

Chrystia Freeland is the U.S. managing editor of the Financial Times. She leads the editorial development of the paper’s U.S. edition and of U.S. news on

Previously, Freeland served as deputy editor in London.  Other notable positions Freeland has held at the Financial Times include editor of electronic services, editor of the Financial Times’ weekend edition, editor of, UK news editor, Moscow bureau chief and Eastern Europe correspondent.  Freeland began her career working as a stringer in the Ukraine, writing for the Financial Times, The Washington Post and The Economist.

Freeland’s 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. Antony’s College at Oxford University, which she attended as a Rhodes Scholar.

Freeland writes a weekly column for the Weekend section of the Financial Times.  Her column titled “The A-Train” is a social observation of the American upper-middle class, with a personal twist and a serious core.

Freeland is the author of Sale of a Century: The Inside Story of the Second Russian Revolution (Little Brown, 2000), which details Russia’s journey from communism to capitalism. Her piece on Mikhail Khodorkovsky, which appeared in the Financial Times Magazine, won “Best Energy Submission” at the Business Journalist of the Year Awards in 2004.

She has been honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

A Canadian citizen, Freeland currently lives in New York City with her husband, her two daughters, and her mother.

Source: University Programs and Events Planning Resources, April 2007