Nadine Dereza is an award-winning journalist and presents business, news and entertainment programmes on TV, radio and online. Dereza chairs, facilitates and hosts live, virtual and hybrid conferences, panel discussions and events for a diverse range of clients across many sectors in the UK and internationally. Dereza currently presents CNBC’s Internet of Things: Powering the Digital Economy – a technology programme investigating how digital innovation is reshaping industries.
Dereza has presented for Associated Press, BBC, CNBC, CNN, SABC, Simply Money, Sky TV, Summit TV and Talk Radio. With an in-depth knowledge of business and finance, Dereza was named as ‘Financial Journalist of the Year’ during her time at the Financial Times and Summit TV. Over the years, she has worked with the full business spectrum – from entrepreneurs to CEOs and management teams of the FTSE 100 / Fortune 500, and has also interviewed key global players including the late Kofi Annan, Condoleezza Rice, Gerhard Schröder, Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Ban Ki-moon.
Nadine Dereza is knowledgeable on many topics including Apprenticeships & Vocational Skills; Automotive; Aviation; Banking & Capital Markets; Capital Projects & Infrastructure; Chemicals; Consumer Markets; Cyber Security; Education; Energy, Utilities & Resources; Environment, Net Zero and Sustainability; Financial Services; Healthcare; Hospitality & Leisure; Metals & Mining; Pharmaceuticals; Technology, Media & Communications; Textiles & Clothing; and Transportation & Logistics.
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills appointed Dereza as a Non-Executive Director of the WorldSkills London Board. This was for the duration of the ‘Skills Olympics’ 4-year project to promote best practice apprenticeships and vocational training. Dereza played an integral role in changing the way apprenticeships were perceived by pupils, parents, teachers, employers and policy makers in the UK, and she helped lay the foundations for ‘The Skills Show’ – the largest experiential skills, apprenticeships and careers event in the UK.
Nadine Dereza is also founder and Media Director of Babaco Media, delivering media training and crisis planning to some of the best-known brands. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and an Ambassador for Workers’ Educational Association (WEA). She is also a Judge for the Business Books Awards as well as Young Enterprise and co-author of the 5-star rated best seller Insider Secrets of Public Speaking.
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