The English international daily, The Financial Times has appointed Roula Khalaf as its first-ever female editor.
Khalaf took the charge as Lionel Barber stepped down after 14 years.
Roula Khalaf has been working for The Financial Times for the last 24 years, reports The Independent. She had been the deputy editor since 2016.
She first joined as Africa correspondent. Her career at The Financial Times has included marshalling its foreign reporters during the Arab Spring.
In a statement, Khalaf said, "I look forward to building on Lionel Barber's extraordinary achievements and am grateful for his mentorship through the years."
The owners of The Financial Times praised Khalaf's experience and integrity.
"Roula's 24-year career, including her tenure as deputy editor, has proven her integrity, determination and sound judgment. We look forward to working closely with her to deepen our global media alliance," said Tsuneo Kita, chairman of Nikkei (official owner of The Financial Times), in the company's statement.