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 Article 8 of WAN-IFRA by-laws, and internal guidelines voted in 2016.

Qualifications for membership in the World Editors Forum are:

  • 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 organizations 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 main 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.


President: Martha Ramos Chief Editorial Officer, Mexican Publishing Organization – OEM, Mexico BIO

Deputy President: David Walmsley Editor-in-Chief, The Globe and Mail, Canada BIO

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

Catarina Carvalho Founder, Mensagem Lisbon, Portugal BIO

Phil Chetwynd Global News Director, AFP, France BIO

Liz Corbin Director Media & Head of News, European Broadcasting Union, Switzerland BIO

José del Rio Secretary General of Editorial Staff, SA La Nación, Argentina BIO

Fatemah Farag  CEO, Welad Elbalad Media, Egypt BIO

Jaime Ho  Editor, The Straits Times, Singapore BIO

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

Chani Guyot Publisher, NETWORK / ACTION, Argentina BIO

Ritu Kapur  CEO, Quintillion Media Pvt Ltd, India BIO

Wolfgang Krach Editor in Chief, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany BIO

Nwabisa Makunga  Editor, The Sowetan, South Africa BIO

Esther Ng Chief Content Officer, Star Media Group, Malaysia BIO

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

Jean Christophe Ploquin  Editor in Chief, La Croix, France

Marcelo Rech President, Associação Nacional de Jornais, Brazil  BIO

Dmitry Shishkin CEO, Ringier Media International, Switzerland

Pamella Sittoni Executive Editor, Nation Media Group PLC, Kenya BIO

Robyn Tomlin Chief News Officer, McClatchy, USA BIO

Piotr Stasiński  Deputy Editor in Chief, Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland 

Deirdre Veldon  Group Managing Director, Irish Times, Ireland

Jochen Wegner Editor in Chief, ZEIT ONLINE, Germany BIO


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