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March 11-13, 2001  |  The Taj West End Hotel  |  Bangalore, India

John Bussey

Foreign Editor, The Wall Street Journal

John Bussey is the foreign editor of the Wall Street Journal, responsible for the paper's overseas correspondents and coverage.

John joined the Journal in 1983 as a reporter in the paper's Chicago bureau and later worked in the Journal's Cleveland and Detroit bureaus. In 1988, he was made a writer and editor on the front-page staff in New York. He was subsequently chief of the combined Wall Street Journal and Asian Wall Street Journal Tokyo bureaus, and then economics editor, again based in New York. He became foreign editor in 1994.

Previous to joining the Journal, he was a reporter for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong while on a Henry Luce Foundation fellowship; a reporter for the Charleston Gazette in West Virginia; and an assistant to the marketing director of the Washington Star in Washington, D.C.

John is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Council on Germany and is a board member of the Overseas Press Club. He also provides daily commentary for CNBC, the business cable channel of NBC News. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1979.


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