A Writing Staff of 50,000
Kahn, Sharon, Global Finance
Carl Burgen, Global Finance's founding editor, conceptualized this magazine along with publisher Joe Giarraputo in 1987 when the words "global finance" sounded as futuristic as flights to Jupiter. By the time Carl retired, with last month's lOth anniversary, the term global finance had become part of everyday boardroom parlance.
Carl has retired to write books, and while we all look forward to reading his wisdom in a more leisurely format, his staff misses him keenly. Our new lineup calls for Paolo Panerai, Global Finance's chairman, to step in as editor in chief. Paolo also heads Class Editori, majority owner of our publication, whose Milanbased magazines include Class, Lombard, and Milano Finanza.
As we move forward in this competitive, global world, we'd like to encourage you-our readers-to collaborate with us. This edition includes numerous pages actually written by CEOs of global companies. In the cover package, they address an issue with profound repercussions: As it inevitably grows, globalization could unleash forces as disruptive-and as beneficial-as those of the Industrial Revolution. A new department, Point of View, also debuts this month: In his own words Carlo Gilardi writes of how the Benetton Group will fit into the European Union. …