Sylvie Kauffmann

Editorial Director, Le Monde

Sylvie Kauffmann is editorial director and columnist at the French newspaper Le Monde. She was the editor-in-chief of the paper in 2010-2011. She is also a contributing writer for the op-ed pages of the New York Times.

She joined Le Monde after working as foreign correspondent for Agence France-Presse in London and Moscow. She has covered the fall of communism from Moscow and Central and Eastern Europe. She has also been based in Washington and New York, and spent three years as reporter-at-large in Asia, based in Singapore, before becoming editor-in-chief.