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Economist Group President Paul Rossi Is Leaving the Company

  • Paul Rossi was responsible for magazines and events businesses
  • Operating profit fell 11% in 2017 amid print ad sales declines

The Economist Group’s president is leaving the company as the publisher of the Economist magazine reorganizes in response to shrinking advertising sales.

Paul Rossi will depart in the coming months, a spokeswoman said Thursday. He was responsible for all of the group’s media properties, including the Economist magazine and its events business. Rossi joined the company in 1987 and held various roles, including publisher of the flagship magazine in North America.