NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- A reshuffle of senior management positions at LatinFinance sees Taimur Ahmad take over as CEO from Stuart Allen, who is to assume the management of a new business group at Euromoney in London. Taimur, who has been editor-in-chief, will be replaced in that role by news editor Katie Llanos-Small. The changes will take effect from October 1.
Stuart, who has been CEO almost 12 years, has "overseen a complete transformation of the business," said Christopher Garnett, president of LatinFinance. "LatinFinance now firmly has three legs on which to stand -- print, digital and events -- and has a higher reputation editorially and a greater penetration of our markets than ever before." Stuart will remain on the LatinFinance Board of Directors.
Before joining LatinFinance in 2012, Taimur was editor-in-chief at Emerging Markets, the daily newspaper of record for the IMF, World Bank and regional development bank meetings. He has covered international finance, economics and investment on a number of international titles for 15 years. "The editorship of LatinFinance requires top class journalistic skills but also the ability to lead and to inspire," Christopher said. "Taimur will bring all of these abilities, plus his deep understanding of the financial markets, to his new role as CEO."
Trained at capital markets newspaper Euroweek in London, Katie joined LatinFinance in 2013. She is currently news editor in charge of the company's flagship Daily Brief news service. Stuart said: "As digital publishing has become more and more important for us, the job requires a more immediate, nimble and subtle understanding of the markets than ever before. Katie has the skills needed to keep LatinFinance on its steep upward path."
Published from New York and Miami, with a network of correspondents across Latin America and the Caribbean, LatinFinance has been the leading source of value-added financial markets intelligence for Latin America and the Caribbean for over 25 years. It publishes an eponymous bi-monthly magazine, a Daily Brief news service and runs a global events business.