Vaitheeswaran named U.S. business editor for The Economist
Vijay Vaitheeswaran has been named the U.S. business editor for The Economist.
He is based in New York.
Vaitheeswaran had been in Shanghai where he was China business and finance editor.
He joined the editorial staff in 1992 as its London-based Latin America correspondent, and later opened the magazine’s first bureau in Mexico City. From 1998 to 2006, he covered energy and the environment.
From 2007 to 2011, his portfolio encompassed global health, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Vaitheeswaran opened the newspaper’s first Shanghai bureau in 2012.
His latest book, published by Harper Collins, is “Need, Speed and Greed: How the New Rules of Innovation Can Transform Businesses, Propel Nations to Greatness, and Tame the World’s Most Wicked Problems.” He previously co-authored “ZOOM,” with Iain Carson, and “Power to the People,” two award-winning books about the future of cars and energy.