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Josette Sheeran

President and CEO of the Asia Society; Former Vice Chairman of the World Economic Forum.

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 Josette Sheeran Biography

Josette Sheeran became the eleventh Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme in April 2007. As leader of WFP, Ms. Sheeran oversees the world's largest humanitarian agency, which plans to feed 90 million people in 80 countries in 2008. WFP reaches out to hungry people who cannot help themselves, with a special emphasis on women and girls who suffer disproportionately from hunger and malnutrition. WFP aid recipients include victims of war and natural disasters, orphans and families affected by HIV/AIDS, and schoolchildren in poor communities.

Josette Sheeran was appointed to the post at the end of 2006 by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf and her appointment was unanimously approved by the WFP Executive Board. Josette Sheeran comes to the post after serving as Under Secretary for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs at the United States Department of State. There Sheeran was responsible for economic issues including development, trade, agriculture, finance, energy, telecommunications and transportation, with much of her focus on economic diplomacy to help developing nations advance towards economic self-sufficiency and prosperity.

Believing that effective policies to address global issues such as hunger and poverty must focus on long-term solutions in addition to urgent responses, Ms. Sheeran has developed several important U.S. initiatives and aided development of critical multilateral projects to aid reconstruction in Afghanistan, in Pakistan after the 2005 earthquake, and in Lebanon after the 2006 war.

In 2006, Josette Sheeran was appointed by Secretary-General Annan to the High-level UN Panel on System-wide Coherence in the areas of development, humanitarian assistance and the environment. As part of the UN Panel, Ambassador Sheeran has conducted hundreds of interviews with development and humanitarian experts, NGOs and national leaders throughout the world, and found WFP to be a gem in the UN system.

Ms. Josette Sheeran has also served as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). There she advanced the African Growth and Opportunity Act, which helps African countries develop trade capacity so they can successfully compete in international markets. Sheeran was responsible for trade negotiations in Asia and Africa, and was instrumental in launching the first USTR trade capacity building department.

Josette Sheeran has a 20-year proven track record as a management leader, including overseeing the U.S. Department of State's economic diplomatic corps of 2,000. Before joining USTR, she was Managing Director of Starpoint Solutions, a leading Wall Street technology firm that works with Fortune 500 clients. Sheeran also served as President and CEO of Empower America, a Washington D.C. think tank, where she advanced the agenda of economic empowerment for inner cities and developing nations.

Sheeran has a distinguished background in media. During her tenure as managing editor of a U.S. major newspaper, she was a regular commentator on television news programmes and twice served as a Pulitzer Prize juror, including for foreign reporting.

Josette has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations for more than a decade and has served on its Washington advisory board. She has served on a number of other boards, including the Washington boards of the Urban League and the United Negro College Fund.

Josette Sheeran has received numerous awards, including the Press Award for Journalistic Achievement by the National Order of Women Legislators and a national award for developing and promoting African-American journalists. She earned her BA from the University of Colorado in 1976.

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Josette Sheeran

President and CEO of the Asia Society; Former Vice Chairman of the World Economic Forum.

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Josette Sheeran Biography

Josette Sheeran became the eleventh Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme in April 2007. As leader of WFP, Ms. Sheeran oversees the world's largest humanitarian agency, which plans to feed 90 million people in 80 countries in 2008. WFP reaches out to hungry people who cannot help themselves, with a special emphasis on women and girls who suffer disproportionately from hunger and malnutrition. WFP aid recipients include victims of war and natural disasters, orphans and families affected by HIV/AIDS, and schoolchildren in poor communities.

Josette Sheeran was appointed to the post at the end of 2006 by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf and her appointment was unanimously approved by the WFP Executive Board. Josette Sheeran comes to the post after serving as Under Secretary for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs at the United States Department of State. There Sheeran was responsible for economic issues including development, trade, agriculture, finance, energy, telecommunications and transportation, with much of her focus on economic diplomacy to help developing nations advance towards economic self-sufficiency and prosperity.

Believing that effective policies to address global issues such as hunger and poverty must focus on long-term solutions in addition to urgent responses, Ms. Sheeran has developed several important U.S. initiatives and aided development of critical multilateral projects to aid reconstruction in Afghanistan, in Pakistan after the 2005 earthquake, and in Lebanon after the 2006 war.

In 2006, Josette Sheeran was appointed by Secretary-General Annan to the High-level UN Panel on System-wide Coherence in the areas of development, humanitarian assistance and the environment. As part of the UN Panel, Ambassador Sheeran has conducted hundreds of interviews with development and humanitarian experts, NGOs and national leaders throughout the world, and found WFP to be a gem in the UN system.

Ms. Josette Sheeran has also served as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). There she advanced the African Growth and Opportunity Act, which helps African countries develop trade capacity so they can successfully compete in international markets. Sheeran was responsible for trade negotiations in Asia and Africa, and was instrumental in launching the first USTR trade capacity building department.

Josette Sheeran has a 20-year proven track record as a management leader, including overseeing the U.S. Department of State's economic diplomatic corps of 2,000. Before joining USTR, she was Managing Director of Starpoint Solutions, a leading Wall Street technology firm that works with Fortune 500 clients. Sheeran also served as President and CEO of Empower America, a Washington D.C. think tank, where she advanced the agenda of economic empowerment for inner cities and developing nations.

Sheeran has a distinguished background in media. During her tenure as managing editor of a U.S. major newspaper, she was a regular commentator on television news programmes and twice served as a Pulitzer Prize juror, including for foreign reporting.

Josette has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations for more than a decade and has served on its Washington advisory board. She has served on a number of other boards, including the Washington boards of the Urban League and the United Negro College Fund.

Josette Sheeran has received numerous awards, including the Press Award for Journalistic Achievement by the National Order of Women Legislators and a national award for developing and promoting African-American journalists. She earned her BA from the University of Colorado in 1976.

Josette Sheeran Videos

  • Josette Sheeran: Ending hunger now
    http://www.ted.com Josette Sheeran, the head of the UN's World Food Program, talks about why, in a world with enough food for everyone, people still...
  • Josette Sheeran: Shaping Students into Global Leaders - YouTube
  • Josette Sheeran - YouTube

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  • How to book Josette Sheeran?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Josette Sheeran for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Josette Sheeran, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Josette Sheeran or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Josette Sheeran?

    Booking fees for Josette Sheeran, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Josette Sheeran, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Josette Sheeran?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Josette Sheeran for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Josette Sheeran for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Josette Sheeran or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Josette Sheeran or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Josette Sheeran is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Josette Sheeran for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Josette Sheeran generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jae Rhim Lee, Matt Ridley, Ben Goldacre, Yang Lan and Abraham Verghese. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Josette Sheeran for an upcoming event.

Josette Sheeran Speaker Videos

  • Josette Sheeran: Ending hunger now
    http://www.ted.com Josette Sheeran, the head of the UN's World Food Program, talks about why, in a world with enough food for everyone, people still go hungry, still die of starvation, still use food...
    Josette Sheeran: Shaping Students into Global Leaders - YouTube
  • Josette Sheeran - YouTube

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