Karishma Vaswani – Keynote Speaker

Writer, Broadcaster with Bloomberg Opinion, former BBC Chief Asia Presenter, Moderator, Keynote Speaker, Event MC, Finance/Business Specialist

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Specialist Subjects

  • International Affairs
  • Asian Affairs
  • Business
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Markets
  • Rise of China
  • Technology
  • Sustainability


  • English


Karishma Vaswani is one of the highest profile journalists in Asia. An award-winning television presenter and broadcaster, Karishma worked for the BBC across Asia and South Asia for two decades, covering some of the biggest stories and interviewing some of the biggest names in the region. In 2023 she moved to Bloomberg Opinion, where she writes, broadcasts and comments on multiple platforms including tv, radio, digital and social on Asia Pacific and China in particular, augmenting her profile as a major thought leader in the region.

At the BBC, Karishma Vaswani was Chief Asia Presenter, based in Singapore, where she was responsible for editorial direction and agenda on primetime morning Asia programmes, as well as driving four-plus hours of live television news. Karishma is a multi-platform, multi-skilled, and multi-lingual journalist, who has worked across broadcast, digital and social media. She has reported extensively from around Asia, South Asia, and Central Asia, traveling across the region as the BBC’s Asia Business Correspondent – from Kazakhstan to Australia and everything in between. A key focus of Karishma’s reporting has been the rise of China, the US-China trade war and tensions, and what that relationship means for the rest of us. Before Singapore, she was based in Indonesia as the Indonesia editor and correspondent, and before that, she was the BBC’s first Mumbai-based business correspondent and presenter of India Business Report.

Karishma Vaswani is in high demand as a Keynote Speaker, Moderator and Event MC, drawing on broadcasting expertise and deep knowledge of global affairs and Asia in particular.

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