United States President & CEO, John S. & James L. Knight Foundation
Former Publisher, The Miami Herald & El Nuevo Heraldo
Alberto Ibargüen is president and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. He has been a member of the Inter-American Dialogue since 1994.
Ibargüen served as publisher of The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald for 10 years. During his tenure, The Miami Herald won three Pulitzer Prizes and El Nuevo Herald was awarded Spain’s Ortega y Gasset Prize for excellence in journalism.
Ibargüen serves as a member of the boards of PepsiCo, American Airlines Group, and AOL. He is a former chair of the World Wide Web Foundation, founded by Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee to promote a free and universal Web. Over time, he has served on the boards of arts, education and journalism organizations, including the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Wesleyan University, and Smith College. He is trustee emeritus of the Newseum in Washington, DC, where he served as board chair. He also chaired the board of PBS and served on the boards of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Committee to Protect Journalists, and ProPublica.
For his work to protect journalists in Latin America, Ibargüen received a Maria Moors Cabot citation from Columbia University. Wesleyan University, The George Washington University, University of Miami, Mercer University, and Stephens College have awarded him honorary degrees.