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About Dominik Knoll

A highly regarded authority in international business, Dominik Knoll has led as CEO of the World Trade Center New Orleans since 2010. In that time, he has balanced his work in promoting the Louisiana economy with service on the Executive Advisory Committee of the U.S. Council of Competitiveness' Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative and membership in the council itself. Dominik Knoll also serves the board of Congressman Steve Scalise's Energy Advisory Group, the Loyola University International Business Council, and a number of other professional and economic development organizations.

Dominik Knoll stands out as a featured contributor to such publications as Forbes Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. A guest lecturer at universities across the world, he has appeared as a speaker at the Caribbean-Central American Action Conference and the Experience America program of the U.S. State Department, among other development initiatives. Additionally, he contributes to a number of conferences, including the World Economic Forum and the Clinton Global Initiative.

For his work toward strengthening the global economy, Dominik Knoll has received recognition as one of the 10 most distinguished Italians in the United States and as one of New Orleans Magazine's People to Watch. In 2011, he earned listing in Best of New Orleans' 40 Under 40, which mentioned his work in using the World Trade Center to bring in revenue for the State of Louisiana.

He is an Executive Scholar from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and holds an MBA Degree from the AB Freeman School of Business, Tulane University.

Work experience

May 2010Present

Chief Executive Officer

World Trade Center


Feb 2009Present


Tulane University