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Stephen Cole

Stephen Cole

Senior Anchorman and Correspondent for 'Al Jazeera International', Corporate Facilitator & Awards Host
Language : English

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Stephen Cole is one of the world’s most recognisable and respected faces of international television journalism. Over the past twenty-three years he has anchored the launches of:•Sky News (London)
•CNN International (Atlanta)
•BBC World Asia and Click Online (London) and
•Al Jazeera (London) and anchored in London & Doha for 9 yearsStephen is now developing a high profile corporate career in communications. After presenting award-winning coverage of Europe as well
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Stephen Cole is one of the world’s most recognisable and respected faces of international television journalism. Over the past twenty-three years he has anchored the launches of:

•Sky News (London)
•CNN International (Atlanta)
•BBC World Asia and Click Online (London) and
•Al Jazeera (London) and anchored in London & Doha for 9 years

Stephen is now developing a high profile corporate career in communications. After presenting award-winning coverage of Europe as well as investigations into organised crime, corruption and people trafficking across Eastern Europe, Stephen moved to Al Jazeera headquarters in Doha to help launch the next stage of the channel development, including corporate relations.

Previously, he anchored live coverage of elections held in Islamabad, Delhi, Moscow, Paris, Hong Kong, Sofia and Bangkok and now as Senior Anchor at Al Jazeera he has covered the momentous events of the Arab Spring. Stephen has also covered nine conflicts ranging from the Falklands War to Bosnia and Kosovo, the two wars in the Gulf and “9-11”.

For six years he presented the annual Oscars programme live for BBC World and News 24. Ten years ago Stephen came up with the idea for a television programme covering Information Technology. He wrote and presented Click Online for 7 years. The success of the style and his format of the show is still watched by millions on the BBC. Stephen presented the show from twenty-four countries and hosted numerous prestigious IT events in Asia and South America. He has taken a senior executive role in directing major events at elections and international news breaking stories.

Stephen’s corporate career began with the establishment of Cole Productions – a corporate communications company – fifteen years ago. He also provides media training through Brazil and Brazil International. He is a Director of Brazil International.

He has worked closely with the World Customs Organization, Interpol, the International Security Management Association, the Qatar Foundation and the United Nations as well as having considerable experience in lecturing at academic institutions across the world in subjects ranging from “The Nature of Terrorism” to “Modern Journalism”. He also delivered the keynote lectures on journalism and terrorism at the University of Colorado. Stephen also won a National Travel Writers Award for his work in Malaysia. He has chaired and facilitated at the World Economic Forum at Davos for the past eight years. He is a Media Fellow at the World Economic Forum and jury member of BAFTA.

Stephen is now the Chairman of the Institute of Business and Diplomacy. Stephen is also a Director of the world famous Premiership Rugby Club, London Welsh.
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Oscar nominee and author of 2001: a Space Odyssey

Arthur C. Clarke, referring to Stephen’s presentation of Click Online

"Congratulations Stephen and keep up the good work"


Global Enterprise Management for Cable and Wireless

Dough Loewee, President

"An outstanding contribution over three days in building rapport, trust and helping motivate all our delegates from around the world. Many, many thanks."


Swiss Confederation

Pascal Couchepin, President

"I am very grateful for your contribution to the success of this year’s World Economic Forum at Davos."


BBC Worldwide

Jane Clancey. Head of Marketing Strategy

"It’s always fun working with you."


World Links

Sam Carlson, President

"Thank you so much for your excellent moderation of our panel discussion of trying to bridge the digital divides. You did a good job keeping the discussion moving."


- the Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia

Nic Van Zwanenburg

“Stephen hosted day one and stole the show. His ability to combine his experience as one of the most respected international news presenters plus his knowledge and enthusiasm for new technology enabled hi to tread the line between hard questioning of industry veterans and adding a lighter side which the conference audience needed.”


Marketing Asia

Sunita Rajan. Deputy Director

"You lead a team so well and always deliver the key messages with great sense of timing."


UNESCO

Hans d’Orville. Director

"Your work on Click Online has broadened international understanding of key technological issues affecting the world today, at both the popular ad expert level."
 


Zen Intelligence

Dr Simon Moores, Director

“Without a doubt, the eCrime Congress has created a truly global meeting point for information security and law enforcement professionals and without your help, the programme would not have been the success I believe it was.”


Chief Executive

Sharon Bamford

"A big thank you for your wonderful contribution to our National Student Enterprise conference. We have had the most fantastic feedback from students, academics and the business community."


BBC News 24 and BBC World

Editor

"The Oscar programme that you presented was another tour de force. Thanks for making it such a brilliant watch."


CVO and CBE Business in the Community

Julia Cleverdon

"Just a few words of thanks for your expert leadership of our conference last week. Many of our guests commented on how well you had understood and facilitated the Index and Key messages."


United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation

Koichiro Matsuura, Director-General

"You have my most sincere gratitude for your invaluable contribution to the High- Level Symposium- Building Knoweldge Societies- from Vision to Action- held during the World Summit. The masterly manner in which you conducted the debates, which was highly appreciated by the participants, contributed significantly to the success of this event."


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Daniel Kirwin Iir.

"Thank you so very much for all your help in making the 3G Congress in Hong Kong such a huge success."
"Your contribution was invaluable."


BBC Director of Marketing

Sunita Rajan

“ An outstanding moderator who explained the complexities of leadership very clearly “ You deliver the key messages with a great sense of timing.”


Director European Commission

Frans de Bruine

“The fact that the Ministerial eGovernment Conference was such a success must be down to you. Your preparation and participation as chair was instrumental. It’s a campaign that will benefit citizens and businesses throughout Europe.”


President of the Swiss Confederation

Pascal Couchepin

“I am grateful for your contribution to the success of this year’s World Economic Forum at Davos.”


CASBAA

Nic van Zwanenberg

“Stephen hosted day one and stole the show. His ability to combine his experience as one of the most respected international news presenters plus his knowledge and enthusiasm for new technology enabled him to tread the line between hard questioning of industry veterans and adding a lighter side which the conference audience needed.”


Sea Trade Awards

Trevor Pereira

Many many thanks for a flawless performance.


Head of PR BBC Worldwide

Sarah Lindsay

“When a story is breaking anywhere in the world we always breathe a collective sigh of relief if you are in charge. Your calm authority means the team works well together and communicates the essential messages. “


Head of Distribution - BBC Worldwide

Simon Cottle

“I just want to thank you for your hard work in Argentina. The team you built and speeches you made at Britnet will have a massive impact on the marketing campaigns in Latin America.”


President Global Enterprise Management for Cable and Wireless

Doug Lowee

“An outstanding contribution over three days in building rapport, trust and helping motivate all our delegates from around the world. Many, many thanks.”

Stephen Cole
Stephen Cole