Almar Latour

CEO, Dow Jones and Publisher, The Wallstreet Journal

Almar Latour is Chief Executive Officer of Dow Jones and Publisher of The Wall Street Journal.

Prior to his appointment as CEO of the finest news and information business in the world, Almar served as Publisher of Barron’s Group and Executive Vice President of Dow Jones. He oversaw the growth of Barron’s Group business and luxury brands Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, Mansion Global and the Dow Jones Wealth and Asset Management Group, and was also responsible for all editorial and business operations.

Before Barron’s Group, Almar was Executive Editor of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones, where he successfully unified the editorial staff into a single global newsroom and transitioned the Journal to a digitally-driven news operation. He also was Editor-in-Chief of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires in Asia where he lived for more than three years. There, he grew the publishing company’s digital footprint to include Japan, Korea and Indonesia, while expanding the Journal’s Chinese edition.

Editorially, Almar oversaw two major redesigns of The Wall Street Journal’s website, launched numerous successful international and U.S. blogs, revamped The Chinese Wall Street Journal and kicked off The Wall Street Journal in Japan.

Prior to his time in Asia, he was Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal Online, where he oversaw a major redesign of the site in September 2008. Before that, he was a bureau chief overseeing Tech coverage in New York.

He also worked as a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal in New York, London, Stockholm and Brussels.

Almar began his career as a News Assistant at the Journal’s Washington, D.C. bureau. He is a native of the Netherlands and lives in New York City.

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