Nadine Dereza is an award-winning journalist and presents business, news and entertainment programmes on TV, radio and online. Nadine chairs, hosts and facilitates conferences, panel discussions and live events for a diverse range of clients in the UK and internationally. She currently presents CNBC’s Internet of Things: Powering the Digital Economy – a technology programme investigating how ‘smart environments’ – the merging of physical and virtual worlds – are disrupting and shaping different 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 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 management teams to CEOs and has also interviewed key policy and decision makers, as well as countless global politicians.
Nadine is knowledgeable on many topics, industries and sectors including: Automotive; Banking & Capital Markets; Capital Projects & Infrastructure; Consumer Markets; Education; Energy, Utilities & Resources; Financial Services; Healthcare; Hospitality & Leisure; Media; Pharmaceuticals; Sustainability; Technology; Telecommunications; 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 in the UK. 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 also founder and Media Director of Babaco Media, communication skills specialists in preparing clients for media interviews, presentations, crisis planning and parliamentary committee hearings to some of the best-known brands, organisations and businesses. All services are delivered virtually or in-person. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), an Ambassador for Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) and Non-Executive Director of Reconnect Studio. Nadine is a Judge for The Business Books Awards and Young Enterprise. She is co-author of the 5-star rated best seller Insider Secrets of Public Speaking.