Martin Giles joined The Economist as a Finance Correspondent in 1988. He then moved to Paris as the newspaper's European Business Correspondent, before returning to London as Finance Editor. Mr Giles subsequently spent several years on the business side of The Economist Group, latterly as Managing Director of the group's US operations. During this time he was awarded an executive MBA from The University of Chicago's Booth Graduate School of Business. In 2008 he returned to the editorial staff of The Economist, becoming the newspaper's management correspondent in New York. Since 2009 he has been the US Technology Correspondent in San Francisco. He has written special reports on numerous subjects during his career at The Economist, including European business, international banking, insurance and the rise of social networks. Mr Giles is a member of the Advisory Council of The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and a trustee of the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation.