Financial Times ready for global transformation under Hughes

As the FT prepares to launch a single global edition, its deputy chief executive and global commercial chief tells Arif Durrani from Brand Republic why the newspaper is as relevant as ever.

In his fifth-floor corner office overlooking the Thames, a photo of Ben Hughes with a smiling Sir Martin Sorrell sets the scene for an interview with one of the best-connected newspaper men in the business.

Hughes has been with the Financial Times for 30 years and is the charming embodiment of the brand. As the FT’s deputy chief executive and global commercial director, he has played a key role in formulating its new structure ahead of the move to a single global edition planned for the first half of 2014.

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