Richard Lapper

Associate Fellow, US and the Americas Programme


Richard Lapper is a writer and consultant, specializing in Latin America. He has extensive experience as a journalist in the region.

He worked for the Financial Times for 25 years, occupying the post of Latin America editor between 1998 and 2008. He was a principal at FT Confidential between 2010 and 2015, an FT information service for investors.

He has written and broadcast widely on Latin America and Southern Africa and spoken at a range of international conferences.

Past experience

2010-15 Principal, FT Brazil (subsequently Latam) Confidential 
2008-10 Bureau Chief Southern Africa, Financial Times
1998-2008 Editor Latin America, Financial Times