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John Emerson
Former US Ambassador to Germany (ret.), Global Relationship Manager & Vice Chairman at Capital Group International, Inc


John B. Emerson is the former United States Ambassador to Germany, having served from 2013 to 2017. He has recently re-joined Capital Group as a global relationship manager and vice chairman of Capital Group International, Inc. Previously, John was president of Capital Group Private Client Services and a senior vice president and board member of Capital Guardian Trust Company.

Prior to joining Capital Group in 1997, he spent four years as deputy assistant to President Clinton. Prior to that, Mr. Emerson served as Los Angeles Chief Deputy City Attorney, and was a partner in the law firm of Manatt, Phelps, Rothenberg, and Phillips. He was appointed by President Obama to serve on his Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. Mr. Emerson earned a JD from the University of Chicago and a BA in philosophy from Hamilton College. He is based in our Los Angeles office.

Agenda Sessions

  • CEO insight – recalibrating the business and investment model to the macro challenges and opportunities of the global economic reset