Alexandra Föderl-Schmid is deputy editor-in-chief of the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Before her position as deputy editor-in-chief Alexandra was correspondent of the Süddeutsche Zeitung for Israel and the Palestine territories. She’s also former editor-in-chief and co-publisher of the Austrian daily Der Standard. She is the first woman in Austrian history to have held such a post and under her direction during ten years Der Standard has continued to do well despite the global downturn in print sales. At Der Standard, Alexandra was previously a Germany correspondent, as well as the Chairwoman of Germany’s Foreign Press Association. She reported extensively on European issues as a correspondent in Brussels. Afterwards, she was chief business editor at Der Standard, before being appointed to editor-in-chief in 2007.