Development Editor & Senior Editor
FT Live & Financial Times
Leyla Boulton is Development Editor, FT Live, and a senior editor at the Financial Times. Previously, she was editor of FT special reports and an executive editor. She joined the FT as a correspondent in Moscow in 1990.
She studied Russian at Cambridge university, before gaining an MA in international journalism at London’s City university.
In 1992 she was part of the team that won a UK press award for the Financial Times’ investigation into Robert Maxwell. A US-UK national of Turkish origin, Leyla was highly commended in the Asian Women of Achievement awards UK 2019 for championing diversity and digital transformation.