David Barroux

David is editor in chief of company news for Les Echos, a leading financial newspaper in France

The son of a diplomat, David grew up in France and in Asia, living in Singapore and Tokyo and making frequent trips to China and India since the early 1980s.

In 1989, David earned a BA in English from l’Institut Charles V de Paris and a degree in history from Paris VII.

After a time as a student and teaching assistant at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, David graduated from l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris in 1992. He then served in the military in the Cabinet of the Chef d’Etat Major des Armées.

From 1993 to 2000, David worked as a reporter covering the telecommunications industry and the Internet for French newspapers, such as L’Expansion, La Tribune, and Les Echos. For Les Echos, he served as the Tokyo Bureau Chief from 2000 to 2005 and as New York Bureau Chief from 2005 to 2008.

Since 2008, he has been in his current role, where he is in charge of the newspaper’s Companies section, which covers industry, technology, and media. Since 2012, he is also responsible for a daily editorial on Radio Classique.

David is married and has three children – Mika, 17, and Come and Marco, 13. When not working, David plays squash and reads French comics-bandes dessinées which he also covers at Les Echos.