Former managing editor, Almar Latour, has been appointed to the newly created role of editor-in-chief for Asia, for the Wall Street Journal’s print and digital editions.

In his new role, based in Hong Kong, Latour will oversee The Wall Street Journal Asia,,, and an upcoming Japanese-language website. 

"Almar is an extraordinary leader and catapulted into an unparalleled period of growth with smart, relevant content and innovation, and his accomplishments both past and present will greatly serve us in Asia across all mediums," said Robert Thomson, managing editor of the Wall Street Journal and editor-in-chief of Dow Jones & Co.

Before becoming managing editor in 2007, Latour served as bureau chief for the Journal's technology group in New York and as deputy bureau chief. He previously worked as a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal in New York and for The Wall Street Journal Europe in London, Stockholm and Brussels.

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