Since 2009, Martin Giles has been the US Technology Correspondent for The Economist based in Silicon Valley. Prior to returning to the editorial staff in New York during 2008, Martin was the Managing Director and EVP of The Economist Group North America. Before that he was the was the Director of Economist Enterprises, which ran many of The Economist's brand extensions, including conferences, annuals, television and syndication and a launch publisher of the European version of CFO Magazine. Between 1988 and 1998, Martin was a journalist on The Economist Newspaper, rising to become its Financial Editor.

Martin is a graduate of the University of Oxford and in 2004 was awarded an Executive MBA by the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.