Eason Jordan

Eason Jordan is the founder and CEO of Oryx Strategies, a New York-based strategic planning, communications and media consulting company.

An award-winning entrepreneur and executive, he helped launch and lead CNN, NowThis and the Malala Fund.

Jordan has made hundreds of working trips to more than 70 nations and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

At CNN, he rose through the ranks to become the network's chief news executive and president of newsgathering and international networks, overseeing CNN's news coverage and international outlets, expansion and relations.

Jordan later served as the founding general manager of NowThis, a groundbreaking millennial-focused mobile, social video news service.

More recently, as the first director at the girls' education-focused Malala Fund, he worked as the closest adviser to Malala Yousafzai, the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and UN Messenger of Peace.

Jordan's honors include Emmy Awards, Peabody Awards, Edward R. Murrow Awards, Headliner Awards, ACE Awards, the Robert Kennedy Journalism Award, the Vanguard Award and the Livingston Award.

He attended Georgia State University and DeKalb College.

Jordan serves on the advisory board of Women for Women International, the advisory council of Stanford's Human Perception Lab, and the board of trustees of the Fugees Family.