Richard Lapper is Latin America Editor at the Financial Times. "He edits - and often writes - Latin America Agenda, a weekly analytical column on political, economic and business issues in the region. Richard leads the FT’s reporting team in Latin America, writes leaders and is a regular contributor to the analysis and comment pages of the FT newspaper. He also broadcasts and speaks about events in the region for a wide range of media and institutions.
"He has been in his current post since May 1998. He was previously financial news editor (1997-98), capital markets editor (1994-97) and insurance correspondent (1990-94).
"He was previously an editor at Financial Times Business Information and the Economist Intelligence Unit. He began journalism in 1980 as a correspondent in Central America for Latin America Newsletters. He was born in Sheffield, England and lives in Sau Paulo, Brazil."