John Ridding is the Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Times Group, one of the world’s leading business news organisations recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Under his stewardship, the FT has expanded its global operations, successfully scaled and transformed its core business and acquired a number of companies that support its multichannel strategy. The FT now reaches its largest ever audience and has established a reputation for business innovation and digital transformation as well as editorial excellence. Having overseen the FT’s acquisition by Nikkei in 2015, John serves as a special executive director on the Nikkei board. He also serves on the board of Bonnier, the Swedish media group, Wilshire, the US-based investment and index business and Room to Read, the global charity that supports literacy, especially for girls, in low-income countries.