American Society of Magazine Editors

Paul Rossi


The Economist Media Businesses

Paul Rossi has global responsibility for all of The Economist Group’s media properties. With over 300 people in 14 offices around the world, the media businesses consist of The Economist, The World in and 1843 magazines; Economist events; Thought Leadership and Content Solutions; Economist Careers Network; EuroFinance; TVC Group; and Ideas People Media.

Rossi joined The Economist in London to manage advertising sales for the Middle East and Africa, and held regional advertising sales director positions in Singapore and New York. In 2000, he became the commercial director of, and in 2003, he became the site’s publisher. In January 2005, Rossi was named publisher of The Economist in North America, and two years later, he became managing director and executive vice president of The Economist Group, with full P&L responsibility for all Economist and CFO brand businesses in the Americas.

In 2007, BtoB Media Business named Rossi one of its top publishing innovators. In 2008, Adweek called The Economist the hottest magazine in America, naming Rossi one of two “Executives of the Year.”

Rossi serves on the board of directors of MPA – The Association of Magazine Media. He is also on the board of the Hope Program, a career development program for homeless and welfare-dependent adults in New York City.