ABOUT NADINE DEREZA
Nadine Dereza is an award-winning journalist and presents business, news and entertainment programmes on TV, radio and online. She currently presents CNBC’s Internet of Things: Powering the Digital Economy – a technology programme investigating how digital innovation is reshaping industries.
Nadine 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, Nadine was awarded ‘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 management teams…to CEOs of the FTSE 100 / Fortune 500. She has also interviewed key policy decision makers, as well as global politicians including the late Kofi Annan, Condoleezza Rice, Ban Ki-moon, Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Gerhard Schröder, to name but a few.
Nadine also chairs, hosts and facilitates conferences, panel discussions and live events for a diverse range of clients in the UK and internationally.
She is knowledgeable on many topics, industries and sectors including: Automotive; Aviation; Banking & Capital Markets; Capital Projects & Infrastructure; Chemicals; Consumer Markets; Education; Energy, Utilities & Resources; Environmental; Financial Services; Healthcare; Hospitality & Leisure; Media; Metals & Mining; Net Zero; Pharmaceuticals; Sustainability; Technology; Textiles & Clothing; and Transportation & Logistics.
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy appointed Nadine 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. She played an integral role in changing the way apprenticeships were perceived by pupils, parents, teachers, employers and policy makers. In doing so, she helped to lay the foundations for ‘WorldSkills UK Live’ – the largest experiential skills, apprenticeships and careers event in the UK.
Nadine is Founder and Media Director of Babaco Media delivering media training, crisis planning and reputation strategy, presentations skills coaching to some of the best-known brands, organisations and businesses.
She is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, Ambassador for Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) and Non-Executive Director for Reconnect Studio. Nadine is a Judge for ‘Young Enterprise’ and ‘The Business Books Awards’. She is co-author of the 5-star rated best seller Insider Secrets of Public Speaking.
Nadine read Business Studies at Birmingham Polytechnic. During her time there, she was appointed as Student Governor and held the post of Academic & Welfare Officer on the Students Union. Nadine is Mum to two children, who are currently 21 and 16. She loves film, theatre, sport, music and attends many gigs and festivals. She started her career as a football presenter and commentator, and is an avid QPR football fan, a season ticket holder for her sins!