Thorold Barker is Editor, Europe, Middle East and Africa for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires. Mr. Barker began working at the Journal in 2008 when he relaunched Heard on the Street as a global commentary and analysis product. Prior to joining the Journal, he worked at the Financial Times as a correspondent and an editor. From 2004 to 2008 he was the US Lex editor writing commentary on technology, media, telecoms, macro economy and Wall Street. From 1994 to 1998 Mr. Barker worked for Bain and Company, a global business and strategy consulting firm.