Politico and Axel Springer’s joint venture, Politico Europe, has announced that Jamil Anderlini will assume the role of Editor-in-Chief as of Autumn 2021. Anderlini will have responsibility for the publication’s journalistic coverage, editorial strategy and managing operations for the 100-person-strong European newsroom, as the publication prepares for a new period of growth following its most successful year to date.
Anderlini is an award-winning journalist, editor and published author whose expertise lies in global politics, policy and economics. He joins Politico Europe from the Financial Times where he spent six years as Asia Editor, Assistant Editor and member of the Editorial Board, overseeing all editorial coverage and strategy throughout Asia.
He takes over the role from John Harris, Founding Editor and Chairman of the Editorial Advisory Board of Politico Europe, who has been acting Editor-in-Chief since the sudden and tragic death of Stephen Brown in March.
Mathias Döpfner, CEO, Axel Springer SE said: “Stephen‘s death has been a devastating blow for all of us. I am grateful to John for his outstanding leadership in these difficult last months and to the colleagues in the newsroom who, despite the grief, kept up their excellent work and full dedication. With Jamil, the team will gain an Editor-in-Chief who shares our high journalistic quality standards, and has impressed me with his energetic charisma and his bold ideas. I am confident that Jamil’s Asia-influenced perspective will enrich Politico Europe’s distinctive voice, and that he will be an inspiring leader, as well as a great mentor to our journalistic talents.”
Anderlini added: “The people, power and politics of the European Union are pivotal to the global geopolitical order – and in a few short years, Politico Europe has become the dominant voice in political journalism on the continent. I feel a great sense of excitement to be working with this team of exceptionally talented journalists and am thrilled by the opportunity with them to help this publication grow.”
Originally launched in 2015, Politico Europe achieved profitability within its first four years of operation. The publication recently expanded into France, and has launched new technology and China-EU affairs products as well as investing heavily in Politico-Pro, an award winning policy platform.