Geert Linnebank

Former Reuters Editor-in-Chief

Executive summary: Geert Linnebank was Editor-in-Chief of Reuters for 6 years (2000 to 2006). Between 2003 and 2006, he was also responsible for Reuters numerical data collection, management and acquisition activities. He then became Senior Advisor to Tom Glocer, CEO of Reuters, for one year in 2007.

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Geert Linnebank was Editor-in-Chief of Reuters for 6 years (2000 to 2006). Between 2003 and 2006, he was also responsible for Reuters numerical data collection, management and acquisition activities. He then became Senior Advisor to Tom Glocer, CEO of Reuters, for one year in 2007. A journalist, Linnebank joined Reuters in Brussels in 1983 as a correspondent covering European Union affairs. He is now a director of breakingviews.com and a consultant. A Dutch national born in The Hague in 1956, Linnebank grew up in Belgium, where he started his journalistic career with Agence Europe in 1979. He is married to Nayantara and has three children. As a trustee of the Thomson Reuters Foundation Linnebank sits on the Steering Committee of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. He was Chairman of the Foundation between 2004 and 2008.

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