The Atlantic Media Company has named Gideon Lichfield Global News Editor of its yet-to-launch business venture, Quartz. Lichfield comes to the site from The Economist, where he has been in some capacity since 1996.

Lichfield started as a Science Correspondent at The Economist, then went on to head the Mexico City, Moscow, and Jerusalem bureaus. He also served as the magazine’s Deputy Digital Editor and had been Media Editor since earlier this year.

“Gideon is a top caliber journalist with a deep understanding of the world and of digital media,” said Kevin Delaney, Quartz’s Editor-in-Chief. “He’s the ideal person to lead our news coverage and analysis and make Quartz an essential read on the new global economy.”