Jason Karaian

Put simply, I owe my career to Marjorie Deane.

As an analyst in Chicago, I spent more time in front of a spreadsheet than a word processor. I wanted to write. Thumbing through The Economist, I happened across the advertisement for an internship in London. An application led to an interview, which led to an internship at CFO Europe, which led to a permanent offer, which led to a transatlantic move.

Many years later, I remain in London at the Economist Group, writing about business, finance and economics. From corner offices to factory floors, I have chased stories around the world.

I owe it to Marjorie for the vital push onto the first rung of the ladder in financial journalism. To be able to claim a connection, however small, to her remarkable legacy is a great honour.

[January 2009]