John Defterios

Professor of Business, New York University Abu Dhabi

John Defterios is veteran, award winning journalist and economic analyst with more than 35 years of experience at CNN, Reuters and PBS Television in the United States.
John recently retired as CNN Business' Emerging Markets Editor and Anchor. Based in the network's Abu Dhabi bureau since 2011, his reporting focused on the top business stories from emerging economies, with a specialty in trade, geo-politics and energy.
He is a strategic advisor & board member in global media and the youth development arenas, Professor of Business (Emerging Markets & Energy) at NYU-Abu Dhabi and World Economic Forum Energy Fellow.

Defterios remains a sought after fixture at high-level global events as both a speaker and moderator. He chairs sessions at the World Economic Forum, the OPEC Seminar, IMF Global Roundtable, St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, ADIPEC, Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum, U.A.E. World Government Summit, Global Manufacturing & Industrializaton Summit (GMIS), The Milken Institute, IRENA General Assembly, Euromoney Roundtables, Economist Global Summits, U.S.-Saudi Arabia Investment Summit, Islamic Development Bank Annual Meeting, , Stern Stewart Institute, Global Women’s Forum, UNWTO Global Tourism Council, World Energy Council and Saudi Arabia's Future Investment Initiative and many others.

Degrees in Journalism and Political Economics, Institute of Politics and Government, University of Southern California. Over 35 years' experience in business news/digital development in New York, Washington, London, Los Angeles, Rome and Abu Dhabi.

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