Based: London

Broadcaster/Journalist Subjects Moderator Business and Politics Sustainability Humanitarian Issues Media Maryam Nemazee is an experienced television news anchor, and journalist. She has spent the last ten years working in Europe, the Middle East, the US and Asia. Maryam’s unique global news experience combines an in-depth knowledge of business news, with international politics. Maryam has interviewed some of the world’s top political and business leaders, including former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Paul Volcker, OPEC Secretary General Abdalla Salem El-Badri, and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde. Maryam is an anchor for Al Jazeera English in London. She has been on air during some of the biggest stories of the past year, including the Paris attacks, the landmark Iran nuclear agreement, and the European refugee crisis. She has also been involved in detailed coverage of developments in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen. Previously, Maryam was a London-based anchor with Bloomberg Television, on the prime time global show, conducting exclusive interviews and real-time analysis of breaking news affecting global markets. Maryam covered major events from the field, including the World Economic Forum in Davos, and the European debt crisis from Brussels. Whilst at Bloomberg, Maryam also covered the election of the first socialist President in France for nearly two decades, and she provided comprehensive coverage of the US election from the company’s New York headquarters. Prior to this, Maryam spent four and a half years in the Middle East with Al Jazeera English, and was one of the line-up of anchors on air on the first day of broadcasting by the pioneering new channel. During her time at AJE, Maryam anchored across the flagship news programmes in Doha, Washington DC, and Kuala Lumpur. Maryam also presented the channel’s debating show providing analysis and hard-hitting debate. Testimonial, VP Communications, Shell: I first saw Maryam Nemazee at work during the Davos summit of 2012, where she interviewed three senior leaders with very different backgrounds. What struck me was how she brought in all three into one coherent conversation. Having worked with her on the Shell Powering Progress Together programme for the past two years, I find Maryam comes in well-prepared and knows how to stand up to dominant personalities on stage, while remaining friendly and respectful, thus winning the sympathy of the audience.