John Gapper is chief business columnist and associate editor of the Financial Times. He contributes columns, features and editorials on business, finance, technology and management. His awards include the Harold Wincott prize for financial journalism and the Gerald Loeb award for business commentary.
He is author of All That Glitters, about the collapse of Barings bank, and two novels: A Fatal Debt and The Ghost Shift. He is based in London and lives in Hackney, having worked in New York from 2005 to 2012. Before the FT, he worked for papers including the Daily Mirror, Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph.
He studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Exeter College, Oxford and was a Harkness fellow at the Wharton School.
“As trade grows between Europe and Africa, the forum is a timely event to understand how their links can be strengthened by entrepreneurs and the African diaspora.” John Gapper