World Editors Forum Board

The World Editors Forum Board is an advisory Board to the WAN- IFRA’s Supervisory Board regarding all editorial and content issues. It is regulated by art 8 of WAN-IFRA by-laws, and internal guidelines voted in 2014.

Qualifications for membership in the World Editors Forum are defined as follows:

  • working newspaper editors, including online publications, Sunday newspapers and news magazines,
  • heads and senior executives of journalism schools and institutes,
  • editors from wire services,
  • representatives from non-profit media organisations or media groups,
  • up to five editors mandated to represent their company in WEF, provided that the company is a WAN-IFRA active member.

Applications from other kinds of editors or distinguished persons are considered on a case-by-case basis. Admission is reserved to persons whose principal activity is related to journalism. Each application is formally accepted by the WEF Director. In case of doubt, the Director should refer the application to the WEF board. In such cases, the Board makes the final decision on each application at the following Board meeting.

There is no limitation of mandate.


Chairman: Warren Fernandez, Editor in Chief, President WEF Singapore Press Holdings Ltd, Singapore

Arno Ahosniemi, Editor-in-Chief, Kauppalehti, Finland

Jane Barrett Global Editor, News Media Strategy Thomson Reuters, United Kingdom

Erik Bjerager Editor in Chief Kristeligt Dagblad, Denmark

Catarina Carvalho Journalist Diarionde Noticia, Portugal

José del Rio Secretario General de Redacción S.A. La Nación, Argentina

Fatemah Farag CEO, Welad Elbalad Media, Egypt

Javier Luis Garza Ramos WAN-IFRA Consultant – Regional Manager SMS MoFA, Mexico

Chani Guyot Publisher Cardo S.A., Argentina

Matti Kalliokoski Editor in Chief Suomen Kuvalehti, Finland

Ritu Kapur CEO, Quintillion Media Pvt Ltd, India

Wolfgang Krach Editor in Chief Süddeutsche Zeitung GmbH, Germany

Joanne Lipman Author, United States

Brian McGory Editor Boston Globe, United States

Esther Ng Chief Content Officer Star Media Group Berhad, Malaysia

Rameeza Nizami Chairman & Editor-in-Chief Nawa-i-Waqt Media Group, Pakistan

Toyosi Ogunseye Head of West Africa at BBC Nigeria Limited BBC World Service Africa Nigeria

Ertugrul Ozkok Columnist Hürriyet Gazetesi, Turkey

Jean Christophe Ploquin, Editor in Chief, La Croix, France

Martha Ramos Directora nacional editorial Organización Editorial Mexicana – OEM, Mexico

Marcelo Rech President, Associação Nacional de Jornais, Brazil

Dmitry Shishkin Chief Content Officer Culture Trip, United Kingdom

Pamella Sittoni Executive Editor Nation Media Group PLC, Kenya

Vladimir Sungorkin General Director, Editor-in-Chief Komsomolskaya Pravda, Russian Federation

Tammy Tam Editor-in-Chief South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd, Hong Kong

Deirder Veldon, Deputy Editor Irish Times, Ireland

Ingeborg Volan Director of publishing and visual journalism Dagens Næringsliv AS, Norway

David Walmsley Editor-in-Chief The Globe and Mail, Canada

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