ABOUT NADINE DEREZA
Nadine is an award-winning presenter and journalist. She currently presents 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 also 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 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 is knowledgeable on many topics, industries and sectors including Apprenticeships & Vocational Skills; Automotive; Aviation; Banking & Capital Markets; Capital Projects & Infrastructure; Chemicals; Consumer Markets; Cyber Security; Education; Energy, Utilities & Resources; Environment, Net Zero & Sustainability; Financial Services; Healthcare; Hospitality & Leisure; Metals & Mining; Pharmaceuticals; Technology, Media & Communications; Textiles & Clothing; and Transportation & Logistics.
Nadine also chairs, hosts and facilitates live, virtual and hybrid conferences, panel discussions and events 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, 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 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.
And is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, Ambassador for Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) and Non-Executive Director for Reconnect Studio. As well as being 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 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 currently 21 and 16. 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 first videos!
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