Editorial Director and Foreign Affairs Columnist at Le Monde
Sylvie Kauffmann is editorial director and foreign affairs columnist at the French newspaper Le Monde, where she was the editor-in-chief of the paper in 2010-11. In 2022, she was a fellow of the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin. Ms Kauffmann also contributes to the opinion pages of The Financial Times. She joined Le Monde in 1987 from Agence France-Presse as Moscow correspondent. From 1988 to 1993, she covered, as Eastern and Central Europe correspondent, the collapse of the Soviet empire and the transition of new European democracies to market economy. At Le Monde, she worked as a Washington correspondent and as New York bureau chief, as well as headed the in-depth reporting section and held the deputy editor position. Ms Kauffmann was also reporter-at-large in Asia, based in Singapore, and wrote a weekly column on Asia.