ABOUT NADINE DEREZA
Nadine is an award-winning international broadcaster and journalist. She recently presented for the world’s number one business and financial news network CNBC, hosting their technology programme, IoT: Powering the Digital Economy, investigating how digital innovation is reshaping industries.
Nadine has presented for Associated Press, BBC, 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 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 is knowledgeable on many industries and sectors including:
- Apprenticeships & Vocational Skills
- Aerospace & Aviation
- Banking & Capital Markets
- Capital Projects & Infrastructure
- Consumer Markets & Retail
- Cyber Security
- Energy, Utilities & Resources
- Environment, Net Zero & Sustainability
- Financial Services
- Hospitality, Sport & Leisure
- Metals & Mining
- Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences
- Technology, Media & Telecommunications
- Textiles & Clothing
- Transport & Logistics
Nadine chairs, hosts and facilitates live events, conferences and panel discussions for a diverse range of clients in the UK and internationally.
The UK Government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills 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, carers, 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.
She is co-founder and Media Director of Babaco Media, communication skills specialists who prepare clients for media interviews, presentations, crisis planning and parliamentary committee hearings.
Nadine’s broadcast expertise is put to good use, because she is a judge for the International Broadcasting Convention’s ‘Accelerators Media Innovation Programme’ which explores solutions to industry-recognised challenges in media and entertainment.
She’s a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, Ambassador for Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) and Non-Executive Director for virtuall and CVTV. Nadine is a judge for Young Enterprise and ‘The Business Books Awards’, and is co-author of the 5-star rated best seller Insider Secrets of Public Speaking.
Nadine started her presenting career as one of the first female football presenters and commentators. Initially working as the Match Day Announcer and DJ at QPR FC and Wembley Stadium, before transferring to anchor and present for Spurs TV working alongside the Sky Sports Production Team.
She achieved a BA (Hons) 2:1 degree in Business Studies from Birmingham Polytechnic. During her time there, she was elected as Academic & Welfare Officer on the Students Union, and appointed as Governor on the Board of Governors and the Academic Board.
Nadine is Mum to two children, who are 22 and 17 years old. She loves film, theatre, sport, music and attends many gigs and festivals. Little known fact that Nadine appeared in one of Ocean Colour Scene’s videos!
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