Dawn S. Kissi
Founder, CEO & Editor-in-Chief
Dawn Kissi is an award winning international and cross platform journalist covering the world's emerging and developing markets. Her journalism career began in the New York newsroom of ABC News, and she has since reported on a range of topics from the United States, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Dawn is a first generation American, multilingual and a graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. She also studied at INSEAD, Europe's leading business school.
In 2015, she was one of the first recipients of the Made in NY Entrepreneur Innovation Grants, which she won through a competitive process overseen by the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) and the Made in NY Media Center by IFP. She is a member of the Women's Bond Club and the Paley Media Council, and is a board member of JazzReach, Inc., a nonprofit organization promoting jazz and arts education across the U.S.
Ms. Kissi is passionate about the potential of emerging economies, especially those of sub-Saharan Africa. She founded Emerging Market Media Associates, a new media and technology company dedicated to delivering high-quality, relevant, timely and actionable news on the world’s emerging economies. Through its flagship website, mobile app, events and industry partnerships, the company aims to bring together today’s major actors and thinkers across the emerging markets through this single-topic platform.