Experienced moderator, News Anchor BBC World News and journalist
Extensive moderating experience across many sectors from economics and finance to various industrysectors to a range of difference UN agencies and even a major Physics power-house like CERN
Nisha prides herself on mastering a complex brief and being extremely well informed prior to any event. The more difficult the subject the greater the responsibility on the moderator to bring the event alive and ensure audience involvement. Her lively panel discussions, snappy questions and humor are known as her trademark, yet always delivered with her poised personality. As a keynote speaker Nisha has a roving walk-about style, with audience participation guaranteed.
Some of her most noteworthy work has been her time covering events such as the attacks on the Twin Towers, the fall of Baghdad and the collapse of the financial rescue plan in US Congress. Nisha has hosted important discussions such as between audiences in New York and Islamabad at the outset of the Afghan war, and also between the ordinary public individuals from New York and Amman. She presented BBC World News' coverage of Israel's 50th anniversary of independence from Jerusalem. She was also in Islamabad for Pakistan's 50th anniversary of independence.
Nisha Pillai is a motivational speaker and conference host, who moderates lively panel discussions. Here are some of her conference highlights:
Kofi Annan – moderating at the annual conference of the Global Humanitarian Forum.
MIT – as master of ceremonies at the launch of a new academic institution, the Legatum Centre for Development and Entrepreneurship.
CERN – moderating a fast-paced event on particle physics and cosmology.
Ernst & Young – hosting a massive event for over 3,000 partners.
The World Bank – chairing a ministerial round table.