Virtual CEO Roundtable with Roula Khalaf, Editor, Financial Times and Patrick Jenkins, Deputy Editor, Financial Times

Our CEO Virtual Roundtable series regularly features some of the world’s leading chairs and chief executives who we invite to lead a discussion for a group of around 25 senior business leaders on key issues of importance to British and American business.  The event operates under Chatham House Rule and provides a valuable opportunity for dialogue amongst global business and government leaders.  This series is made possible by the sponsorship and support from BAB member, Willis Towers Watson.

Guest Speakers

Roula Khalaf, Editor, Financial Times

Roula Khalaf is Editor of the Financial Times. She was previously deputy editor from 2016 to 2020, overseeing a range of newsroom initiatives and award winning editorial projects and leading a global network of over 100 foreign correspondents. Before taking up the deputy editor role, Roula was the FT’s foreign editor and oversaw operations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Before that, as Middle East editor, she launched a Middle East edition and led coverage of the Arab Spring. She joined the FT in 1995 as North Africa correspondent.


Patrick Jenkins, Deputy Editor, Financial Times

Patrick Jenkins is Deputy Editor of the Financial Times. Before his appointment, Patrick served as financial editor for over five years, shaping FT’s overall financial coverage and managing several teams, including banking, markets and Lex. Patrick joined the FT in 1998 and reported for FT Money and UK companies. He has been Frankfurt correspondent, Companies editor and Banking editor.


Duncan Edwards, CEO, BritishAmerican Business

Duncan Edwards is the chief executive of BritishAmerican Business, the leading transatlantic trade organization of some 450 companies, which has an ongoing mission to support policies which protect and enhance the environment for trade and investment in, and between, the USA and the UK.  He is a regular contributor to policy debates and is a frequent media commentator on US UK relations.

Prior to this, Duncan Edwards spent over 30 years as a media executive in London and New York of which 27 years were spent at the Hearst Corporation.  His most recent role at Hearst was president and ceo of the international magazine and digital media company, a business with activities in more than 60 countries which he led to record levels through acquisition and organic growth.

A British citizen, he currently lives in New York and Connecticut where he can often be found on long runs in the hills.



Thursday 24th September


2:00 PM – 3:00 PM BST

09:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT


Zoom Virtual Meeting