World Economic Forum
Senior Adviser to the Founder and Chairman
Cristiana Falcone Sorrell has over 15 years of international career experience working in strategy and business development for global corporations (SONY, Shell), international governmental organizations (ILO, IFAD, FAO, UNDCCP) and the media (RAI, Gruppo Espresso, World Economic Forum Media, Entertainment, Information and Sports Industries).
Current clients include the World Economic Forum and the Inter American Development Bank, where she works closely with the President of IADB and the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Forum.
She is a member of the boards of Viacom, Internews, The Paley Center for Media, RayTV , The School of Nutrition and the Feinstein Center for Humanitarian Affairs at Tufts University.
For the past 14 years, she has also been a member of the Italian National Journalists' Guild.
As the CEO of the Sorrells' charitable foundation, Cristiana leads its efforts in supporting education and health projects worldwide.
Ms. Falcone graduated from the University of Rome La Sapienza in Political Science and earned her Master's Degree in Humanitarian Assistance from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy with a thesis on the role of media in complex emergencies.
She holds a Master's in Diplomatic Studies from the Italian Society for International Organization and the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs Diplomatic Academy and several post graduate certificates in leadership, corporate strategy and management.
She is the recipient of the 2012 Poder Award in leadership.