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Almar Latour is chief executive officer of Dow Jones and publisher of The Wall Street Journal, where he drives transformation and growth for the world’s foremost business media and financial information brands. Since his appointment to CEO in 2020, Almar has led Dow Jones through a period of significant growth and realignment, accelerating the company’s consumer subscription revenues, growing its business-to-business portfolio and leading major acquisitions, including Investor’s Business Daily in 2021. Prior to being named CEO, Almar served as publisher of Barron’s Group and executive vice president of Dow Jones. He oversaw the expansion of Barron’s Group business and luxury brands–including Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, Mansion Global, the Dow Jones Wealth and Asset Management Group–and was responsible for all editorial and business operations. Before joining Barron’s Group, Almar served as executive editor of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones, where he successfully unified the editorial staff into a single global newsroom and transitioned The Journal to a digitally-driven news operation. He also was editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires in Asia, where he lived for more than three years. There, he grew the publishing company’s digital footprint to include Japan, Korea and Indonesia, while expanding the Journal’s Chinese edition. Editorially, Almar oversaw two major redesigns of The Wall Street Journal’s website, introduced numerous successful international and U.S. blogs, revamped The Chinese Wall Street Journal and launched The Wall Street Journal in Japan. Prior to his time in Asia, he was managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Online. Before that, he was a bureau chief overseeing tech coverage in New York. He also worked as a staff reporter for The Journal in New York, London, Stockholm and Brussels. Almar began his career as a news assistant at The Journal’s Washington, D.C. bureau. He is a native of the Netherlands and lives in New York City with his family. Almar is a Fellow of the 2021 Class of the Finance Leaders Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.