Chris Stibbs became the Chief Executive of The Economist Group in July 2013 and has been with the Group for ten years. Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer, he ran the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) for three years, overseeing its growth in customized bespoke solutions, Asia and healthcare markets. He had previously been the Chief Financial Officer for the Group. Before joining the Group, Mr. Stibbs had various roles in finance, business development and general management in varied organizations such as Pearson, ICI and Incisive Media. He graduated as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in 1989 and is also a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.