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Alexandra Borchardt

Director of Leadership Programmes

Alexandra Borchardt is managing editor of Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ), Germany’s leading quality daily. She is also editor of Plan W, a quarterly magazine for women and business, that she launched in 2015. Alexandra has been with SZ for eleven years holding several functions in the politics and business sections. In her reporting she focuses on democracy and the internet, the future of work and the gender debate. She teaches Leadership in the 21st century at TU Munich and gives lectures and talks on digitization and the media. In 2015 she published Das Internet zwischen Diktatur und Anarchie: Zehn Thesen zur Demokratisierung der digitalen Welt (Süddeutsche Zeitung Edition Streitschrift). Before joining SZ she worked in several functions for Financial Times Deutschland and Deutsche Presse-Agentur.Alexandra holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Tulane University, New Orleans (1994), and in 2013 completed a Program for Management Development at IESE Business School, Barcelona. She lives outside of Munich with her husband and two children. She joins the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism as Director of Strategic Development in July, 2017.