2019-10-25 14:26:15

NEW YORK – October 25, 2019 – Forbes Chief Content Officer Randall Lane today announced the appointments of senior editors who will direct and lead coverage of Forbes’ Small Business, CIO and CFO sections.

Maneet Ahuja, recently a Senior Editor for CNBC and an Under 30 alumnus, joins as Small Business Senior Editor. Martin Giles, the former San Francisco Bureau Chief for MIT Technology Review, joins as Forbes’ CIO Senior Editor, and Ezequiel (Zeke) Minaya of The Wall Street Journal, comes on as Associate Editor for CFO.

“Maneet, Martin, and Zeke will help us enhance our already-strong editorial voice to create more offerings that further engage our robust audience of C-suite executives, entrepreneurs, small-business owners and business decision-makers,” Lane said. “Their hiring continues a nearly year-long expansion of key editorial sections that help our audience understand and embrace the trends that are affecting every industry and reshaping our global economy.”

In August, Forbes announced the expansion of its CMO Network, adding reporter Marty Swant and introducing a new “CMO Next” event to complement its signature CMO Summits in the U.S. and in Europe. In July, Forbes appointed Robert LaFranco as Assistant Managing Editor of Consumer and Michael Nunez as Associate Editor covering social media. And in January, Forbes announced Kerry Lauerman as Executive Editor of News; Dawn Chmielewski as Senior Editor of Technology, Media and Entertainment; Jillian D’Onfro as the newest Staff Writer for Technology; Ruth Umoh as Staff Writer for Diversity & Inclusion and Iain Martin as European News Editor.

As Senior Editor for the Small Business section, Ahuja will help expand Forbes’ coverage of the themes and issues important to the more than 125 million small businesses worldwide, nearly a quarter of which are in the U.S. alone and which employ a third of the nation’s labor force. She’ll also focus on community-building initiatives, including small-business-specific live events, newsletters and more. Ahuja joins Forbes from CNBC, where she held a variety of roles, including Senior Editor for events in addition to hedge fund and tech reporting. She co-founded and launched CNBC’s “Disruptors” series as well as the network’s first-ever live events conference, Delivering Alpha, in partnership with Institutional Investor. She also served as CNBC’s hedge fund specialist and producer of “Squawk Box.” Ahuja is the author of “The Alpha Masters: Unlocking the Genius of the World’s Top Hedge Funds,” which has been published in three languages and sold over 30,000 copies. Maneet was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Class of 2012.

As CIO Senior Editor, Giles will help expand Forbes’ editorial voice and cultivate new offerings, including live events, newsletters and more, for chief information officers. Martin joins Forbes from MIT Technology Review, where he served as San Francisco Bureau Chief and focused on such issues as cybersecurity, technology policy, and computing, with a special emphasis on quantum computing. He previously served as a partner at a Silicon Valley venture capital firm focused on early stage enterprise technology startups. Giles began his career at The Economist in 1988 and held various editorial roles at the newspaper, including six years covering Silicon Valley. He also is a senior industry fellow at the University of California, Irvine’s Center for Digital Transformation.

As Associate Editor for the CFO section, Minaya will focus on the evolving role of the CFO and their growing importance in the C-suite and boardroom. Minaya joins from The Wall Street Journal’s CFO Journal after previously spending two years on the paper’s real-time news desk and nearly five years covering Venezuela. He is a veteran of the Los Angeles Times, Houston Chronicle, and The (Riverside, CA) Press-Enterprise. Minaya also spent 13 months as an embedded war correspondent in Iraq writing for Stars and Stripes.

In addition to the appointments of Ahuja, Gile and Minaya, Forbes’ Lane also announced the promotion of Angel Au-Yeung to staff writer, with a focus on investigative stories around wealth, technology and power. Based in Forbes’ San Francisco bureau, Au-Yeung has covered many of tech’s richest and most-influential entrepreneurs, profiling Kind snack bar founder Daniel Lubetzky and, separately, authoring an investigation into the culture at Andrey Andreev’s dating app company, Badoo – a piece that sparked an internal investigation at the company.

Earlier this month, Lane also appointed Luisa Kroll to the position of Executive Editor. A 23-year Forbes veteran, Kroll previously served as Assistant Managing Editor, Wealth.

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Christina Vega, cvega@forbes.com

Matthew Hutchison, mhutchison@forbes.com

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