For the past 15 years, Mr. Señor has acted as co-editor of the annual book Innovations in Newspapers on behalf of WAN-IFRA. He also co-edits the annual edition of Innovation in Magazine Media written on behalf of FIPP, the Global Magazine Association.
Juan Señor has been described in the media as ‘one of Europe’s leading business TV presenters.” He started his career as a war and international affairs reporter for PBS’s NewsHour, where he covered major conflicts in Central America, the Balkans and the Gulf War. He has worked as a presenter for CNBC and EBN-Wall Street Journal TV and served as London correspondent of International Herald Tribune Television.
His work has been nominated for an EMMY and his television programme, Media Report, was voted by viewers ‘Europe’s Best Business Programme.’ He continues to work as a live events and television host and presenter globally for events such as the Cannes Lions Festival, Davos and New York Times Conferences amongst many others. A Spanish national, he was born and raised in Barcelona and educated in Europe and New York. He is conversant in six languages.
Juan Señor is a Partner at Innovation Media Consulting Group based in London.
He is also a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University, where he participates within the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism in studying the future of news media. As a Partner at Innovation he has directed projects all over the world helping news operations to re-invent their products and stay relevant with shifting audiences.
He has worked and advised hundreds of media companies in every continent. His projects with Innovation have won numerous accolades, in particular Best Newspaper Concept and Design in the World and/or in Europe continuously from 2004 to 2011.
He was recently listed as one of ‘The World’s Leading Innovators’ in Journalism and Media’ by journalism.co.uk. Mr. Señor is a highly-sought after commentator on the media industry, quoted frequently in leading publications such as The Economist and The Financial Times. He serves on the Advisory Board of several media companies around the world.
In addition to his passion for the media business, he is a campaigner for disabilities via means of fundraising expeditions to the ends of the earth – particularly for Downs Syndrome charities in the name of his daughter Mary Rose.
He has skied unsupported to the North Pole, crossed the Western Sahara, trekked the Amazon and organised the first-ever expedition to the South Pole of a team with physical disabilities.
His expeditions are the subject of a popular motivational speech entitled: The Ten Rules of Arctic – How to Lead Teams to the Ends of the Earth.