VivaTech 2021


Sophie Pedder

Paris Bureau Chief




Sophie Pedder is The Economist’s Paris Bureau Chief, and author of “Revolution Française: Emmanuel Macron and the quest to reinvent a nation” (Bloomsbury, 2018; 2019). She joined The Economist in 1990, covered the end of apartheid during a posting to Johannesburg in the mid-1990s, and subsequently served as the paper’s deputy Europe Editor and then global media editor in London. Posted to Paris in 2003, she is also the author of “Le déni français” (JC Lattès, 2012). In 2006 she won the David Watt prize for international journalism. Sophie Pedder holds a first-class degree from Oxford University and an MA from the University of Chicago, where she was a post-graduate Fulbright Scholar. Before joining The Economist she was a researcher for William Julius Wilson on the University of Chicago’s Urban Family Life and Poverty Project.