About John Yearwood

Major Conferences Moderated

Award-winning journalist who has interviewed some of the most prominent global leaders of our time. They include:

  • President Nelson Mandela
  • President Barack Obama
  • Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
  • President Assad of Syria
  • King Abdullah II of Jordan

Executive Chairman, International Press Institute

Former World Editor, Miami Herald

Former International Editor, Star-Telegram



Media Consulting

Master of Ceremony

Corporate Interviews




Atlantic Dialogues

Sponsored by the German Marshall Fund and the OCP Foundation of Morocco aimed at building a bridge between leaders and people of the North and South Atlantic. John has moderated more than a half-dozen of these conferences, including opening plenaries.  


International Economic Forum of the Americas

IEFA promotes understanding of major global economic challenges. John has moderated at more than a dozen of these events in Montreal, Toronto, Palm Beach and Miami. He also has facilitated the President's and Chairman's dinners.

United Nations

Over the past decade, John has moderated or been a speaker at more than a dozen United Nations meetings at U.N. headquarters in New York and around the world. They include UNAIDS meetings in Dakar, Senegal and UNDP meetings in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

African Export/Import Bank Annual Meeting

The bank, based in Cairo, invited John to moderate two sessions at its 2016 Annual Meeting in Seychelles. The popular sessions were a conversation with former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and another with billionaire Wale Tinubu.