Tanya Beckett – Keynote Speaker

Broadcaster, Facilitator and Presenter

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Specialist Subjects

  • Business
  • Geopolitics
  • Macroeconomics

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German

Biography

A former investment banker, scientist and business broadcaster Tanya Beckett is an experienced communicator of complex global dynamics and gives a compelling, digestible account of the current state of the world. Tanya has acted as an advisor to Somalia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan and spoken at multiple conferences.

Tanya Beckett has worked in broadcasting and the media for over twenty years. She started out at the FT, then went to work for CNBC, Sky News, CNN and since 1998, the BBC. She has worked on a variety of programmes on BBWorldNews, the Newschannel, Radio 4 and BBC1 and BBC2 including The Inquiry, Our World, Working Lunch, Today, World Business report, Newsnight and World Business Report.

She also spent 3 years living in and reporting from New York for the BBC. Tanya also works with the World Bank, EBRD, EIB, ADB, Chatham House, the Somali Government and the British Foreign Office in matters relating to trade and communication. She is currently writing and presenting the weekly BBC current affairs radio documentary ‘The Inquiry’ and presenting news programmes for BBC news.

Tanya Beckett has a degree from Oxford University in Metallurgy and Materials Science and spent 5 years as an investment banker in Frankfurt and London. She speaks fluent German, good French and some Spanish.

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