Fionnuala Sweeney

CNN International Anchor/Correspondent and Event Moderator

20 years experience as CNN International Anchor/Correspondent in London, Atlanta & Abu Dhabi with extensive field experience in Israel, Gaza, West Bank, Lebanon, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia Hungary, France. Extensive experience also at moderating/hosting panels & events from California to London to Dubai and from Bergen to Valencia to Durban on issues ranging from the environment to war to fashion and foreign affairs.

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Fionnuala has a broad range of experience in live situations either on camera and/or on stage:

    1. Has moderated the Global Irish Forum since 2009; panelists have included two Taoisigh, President Bill Clinton & Bono, business executives such as Willie Walsh, James Hogan and govt. ministers.

Has moderated UN panels on the tourism & the environment in Davos 2008.

Has interviewed Madeleine Albright in Dubai for the Leaders' Forum 2006.

Has moderated at the RFK Speak Truth to Power Chicago 2012 Nobel Laureates organised by Kerry Kennedy. Panelists included Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Interviews included President Jimmy Carter, Sean Penn.

2012 New York. Moderated UN Panel on Human Trafficking.

2009 Durban South Africa Tourism Expo for World Cup - panel included Danny Jordaan, Chief executive of South Africa's World Cup Committee.

2004 Leaders conference London, Mikhail Gorbachev.

Rome 2008. Moderator at UN Conference on the Environment.

World Health Conference Geneva 1998. Introduced Hillary Clinton & moderated a panel including Fidel Castro on Health Services.

Keynote speaker to Women in Business Conference at the London Business School 2007.

  • International Affairs
  • UN, Middle East
  • Environmental Issues
  • Ireland/US relations/diaspora
  • Ireland/UK relations/diaspora
  • Media

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