Georg Mascolo, Germany, is a bestselling author and journalist who worked for nearly 25 years for the Spiegel Group.

From 2008 until 2013, he was editor-in-chief of Spiegel magazine. From 2014 until 2022, he was the head of the Joint Investigative Group of Süddeutsche Zeitung and the two German public broadcasters WDR and NDR.

Mascolo has been an ICIJ member since 1998.

He has been the dean of the Bucerius Summer School on Global Governance since 2017. In 2014, he was named Political Journalist of the Year by the influential professional journal Medium Magazin.