Johanna is a native New Yorker who has spent most of her adult life and career living abroad. Having lived and studied in Madrid, Spain throughout her days university days, she went on to live and work in East and South Africa, South East Asia and Latin America as part of a sales and business development team. After being promoted to team director in 2009 Johanna visited and worked in over 12 emerging markets under a sales and international PR umbrella.
After moving to the UAE in 2012 Johanna decided to stay within the publishing industry and is now a part of an Arabic speaking media information agency that is expanding throughout the Middle East with a focus on acquiring sponsorship within the luxury segment for events and brand activations.
She has experience in public speaking, teaching workshops and discussions on the changing roles of sales, business development and international cultural exchanges within a business environment across emerging markets. Johanna has received excellent reviews as a moderator who is quick on her feet and manages the audience in a sassy, fun and professional way.