Brilliant salesman in FT's toughest markets

9 November 2006

By Michael Holman and Quentin Peel

Raymond O'Donnell, who has died aged 67, was a brilliant international salesman for the Financial Times. He was also one of the great raconteurs and possessed a contacts book packed with friendships that spanned the world and bridged its divides. His bond with the FT lasted nearly 40 years, though he always remained a freelance.