OUR PROFESSIONALS

Meet our talented lineup of diverse virtual moderators, online facilitators, speakers and mistresses/masters of ceremonies. Say goodbye to dull events and hello to our professionals.

Martine Dennis
Martine Dennis

Martine is a journalist, international broadcaster and moderator with more than three decades of experience grappling with global affairs. Her passion for Africa, the diaspora and development takes her far and wide, on assignments for major networks including Sky News, SABC, the BBC and Al Jazeera.. Base: United Kingdom

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Tumi Makgabo
Tumi Makgabo

Tumi is one of South Africa's most beloved broadcasters and journalists. Known around the world for her work at CNN International, Tumi is an expert on African and international affairs. Base: South Africa

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Latoya Peterson
Latoya Peterson

Named one of Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 Latoya is known for the award winning blog Racialicious.com, launching ESPN's The Undefeated and co-founding Glow Up Games. One of the most inspiring entrepreneurs navigating the business of emerging technology, race and pop culture. Base: USA

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Katherine Lanpher
Katherine Lanpher

You’ve heard Katherine on National Public Radio, New York Public Radio and Minnesota Public Radio. A talented, interviewer, writer and raconteur, Katherine has moderated events from the New York Public Library Live! Series to her own live broadcasts at The Fitzgerald Theater, home of Prairie Home Companion. Base: USA

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Claudine Moore
Claudine Moore

British born and raised Claudine is an award-winning PR and communications executive who works across Europe, The America's and Africa. A regular international speaker, moderator and panelist, on stage she draws from the expertise gained working with global leaders including former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan and the Nigerian entrepreneur and philanthropist Tony Elumelu. Base: USA, UK

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Jenny Harrison
Jenny Harrison

Jenny has more than 25 years of on-air broadcasting experience in the UK and US. While based in the States she became one of the best known personalities on CNN International. An expert professional communicator and speaker, Jenny currently runs the global communications company, Jenny Harrison Consulting. Base: UK

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Gordon Astley
Gordon Astley

Gordon has been an entertainer for more than 40 years. A veteran radio talk show host, he has a wealth of experience MCing, compering for corporate events and hosting award ceremonies. His quick wit and high panic threshold means he's ready for anything. Plus, if all else fails, as a member of the world famous Magic Circle, he can make all your problems vanish! Base: UK

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Chika Oduah
Chika Oduah

Chika is a Nigerian-American multimedia journalist, writer, poet and photographer. If you're fortunate to see her moderate or present a keynote, you'll witness the passion she has for documenting the stories and lives of Africans and people of African descent. Base: Senegal & Nigeria

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Shahira Amin
Shahira Amin

Shahira is a veteran Egyptian journalist and broadcaster. Her work as an independent journalist and filmmaker has won her countless international awards, and the admiration and respect of fellow journalists worldwide. Shahira is bi-lingual and can moderate effortlessly in English or Arabic. Base: Egypt

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Gillian Joseph
Gillian Joseph

Gillian has more than thirty years of broadcast and hosting experience. Since 2005 she's been an international news anchor at Sky News, working on a variety of programmes and reporting from across the world. Base: UK

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Ralitsa Vassileva
Ralitsa Vassileva

Ralitsa is a former CNN anchor and international TV news director who delights in making complex issues understood. A moderator and mistress of ceremonies with international name recognition, she effortlessly engages diverse audiences in lively discussions on sustainable development, women's issues and international affairs. Base: Denmark

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Femi Oke
Femi Oke

Femi the facilitator is just as comfortable leading high-level forums and events as she is on TV and radio. The British-Nigerian broadcaster describes her unique style of moderating as "performance journalism." A world class "infotainer" her exuberant energy rubs off on panelists and speakers, transforming regular events into unforgettable ones. Base: USA

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Hadiza L. Buge
Hadiza L. Buge

Hadiza is the head of digital media and communication for the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. What does that mean? She tells ATF agents what to do! Of course Hadiza has stories, some of which she may just be able to tell you in a keynote speech or while moderating. Base: USA

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Fionnuala Sweeney
Fionnuala Sweeney

Fionnuala is an award winning broadcast journalist with over two decades of experience reporting and anchoring from around the world with CNN International. Currently a fellow at the prestigious Global Brain Health Institute, Fionnuala excels at getting to the heart of the matter of any topic. She enjoys moderating a wide range of topics from international affairs, to the environment, tourism, aging and brain health. Base: Ireland/USA

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Celeste Headlee
Celeste Headlee

Celeste has been a reporter and anchor for NPR and Public Radio International for more than a decade. She's the acclaimed author of “We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter.” Her gift for leading compelling conversations has made her a popular keynote speaker. Base: USA

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Prue Clarke
Prue Clarke

Prue is an award winning Australian journalist, media specialist, and co-founder of New Narratives, a project supporting independent media in Africa. She brings to her moderating and keynote speeches a wealth of experience from reporting on and from the African continent. Base: USA

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Andalusia Knoll Soloff
Andalusia Knoll Soloff

Andalusia is an award winning independent journalist, currently kept busy as the Latin American correspondent for Vice news, BBC, NBC News, Al Jazeera and Democracy Now! She's a fascinating speaker as she talks to audiences about her reporting in Latin America on the "war on drugs," indigenous land struggles and gender based violence. Andalusia is bi-lingual and can moderate effortlessly in English and Spanish. Base: Mexico

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Monita Rajpal
Monita Rajpal

Celebrities, newsmakers, breaking news and live events - Monita can handle it all. Known worldwide for her work at CNN International, Monita has 20 years of experience working as a television anchor and reporter. She loves the arts, culture, health, wellness and asking probing questions. Base: UK

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Yvonne Ndege
Yvonne Ndege

High-profile journalist and media specialist Yvonne has worked for some of the biggest broadcasters in the world including the BBC and Al Jazeera. Having reported from more than 30 countries in Africa she has extraordinary stories to share from across the Continent. Currently Yvonne is using her communication skills in her work as chief spokeswoman at the UNHCR in East Africa. Base: Kenya

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Lana Wong
Lana Wong

Lana is living proof that a Royal College of Art and Harvard education is a winning combination. Her poise and charisma on stage is a credit to the time she spent presenting for the BBC. A globetrotting photographer and creative director of "The Shootback Project", Lana currently works for "The Education Commission." She's excited to moderate your events that touch on international development, education, environment, the arts, youth, and the power of personal storytelling. Base: USA

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Fiona Grant
Fiona Grant

Fiona is an extremely popular MC and moderator for leadership development or inclusion/diversity forums. A certified leadership coach, her trademark energy and self-deprecating stories enliven any event. Fiona comes from a large and competitive British family and was raised to consider exaggeration a key component of communication. Base: USA

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Redi Tlhabi
Redi Tlhabi

Redi is an experienced moderator, an award winning South African journalist, producer, radio and television presenter, columnist and author. She has traveled extensively in her work as a television presenter for Al Jazeera, SABC AFRICA and Enews Channel Africa. Redi is passionate about social justice and gender equality and has degrees in journalism and English Literature. Base: South Africa

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Professor Ori Z. Soltes
Professor Ori Z. Soltes

Ori teaches at Georgetown University and around the world lecturing on a wide range of topics, from religion and politics to history, linguistics and art. Middle-schoolers across America have been taught history by Soltes. He hosts a popular award-winning video series, "Ancient Civilizations for Children". Book him as a virtual keynote speaker, MC or moderator. Ori is multi-lingual and can moderate in English, French, Hebrew or Italian fluently. Base: USA

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Wanjira Mathai
Wanjira Mathai

A compelling keynote speaker, moderator, panelist and host, Wanjira Mathai is the Chair of the Wangari Maathai Foundation. Named one of the most influential Africans in 2018 her areas of expertise include climate change, conservation, environment, youth and leadership. Base: Kenya

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Joannie Bewa
Joannie Bewa

Dr. Joannie Bewa is an award winning medical doctor, philanthropist, bi-lingual moderator, panelist, keynote speaker, workshop convener and dynamic young leader. Her areas of expertise include medicine, public health, international development, youth leadership, education and African affairs. Joannie can moderate in both English and French and often takes on assignments where she speaks both languages at the same event. Base: USA

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