Matthew Amroliwala is the main presenter for BBC World News’ flagship news and discussion programme Global.
He joined the international news channel in September 2014 after being a lead presenter on the BBC’s UK rolling news network for 17 years.
Born and raised in Yorkshire, Matthew joined the BBC in 1989 after initially embarking on a career as an accountant.
During his career he has worked as a foreign correspondent, a political correspondent and as a news reporter. He has covered many of the major news stories in the last two decades both at home and abroad. As a presenter he broadcast continuously for six hours on the day of the 7/7bombings in London while as a foreign correspondent he has reported from Bosnia, New York and Washington.
Matthew has also been at the forefront of the BBC’s UK political coverage on its domestic rolling news channelhaving covered four general elections and presented all the major set piece events of the Westminster political calendar such as the Budget and the Queen’s Speech.
He was nominated by the Television and Radio Industry Club as Reporter of the Year in 1993 for his reporting on the Troubles in Northern Ireland and went on to cover the IRA ceasefire in 1997 and the Good Friday Agreement.
Matthew is lives in London with his wife journalist Jackie Long and their five children. You can follow him on twitter @AmroliwalaBBC
Presenter - Global
BBC World News
Sir William Mark Tully
He is the former Bureau Chief of BBC, New Delhi. He worked for BBC for a period of 30 years before resigning in July 1994. He held the position of Chief of Bureau, BBC, Delhi for 20 years. Sir Tully was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1985 and was awarded the Padma Shree in 1992. He was knighted in the New Year Honors 2002, receiving a KBE and in 2005 he received the Padma Bhushan. Amritsar: Mrs. Gandhi's Last Battle is his first book which was co authored by his colleague Satish Jacob. Some books that he has authored/co authored include Raj to Rajiv: 40 Years of Indian Independence, No Full Stops in India, The Heart of India, India in Slow Motion and India's Unending Journey.
Jawhar Sircar is an Indian civil servant of 40 years experience and is presently the Chief Executive Officer of Prasar Bharati, that supervises the two national public service broadcasting networks of India, namely, All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan (DD), with nearly 580 stations.
He has been Secretary in the Government of India (Ministry of Culture) from November 2008 to February 2012 and was responsible for introducing several new schemes and reforms in the culture sector. He was awarded the first ever British Museum Medal for piloting museum reforms in the country.
Prior to this he has handled different portfolios in Finance and Industry for almost 18 years, both in the Central and State Governments.
In the last 3 years, he has been able to turn around the public broadcaster a bit, through policy analysis, introspection and change: from infructuous investment in obsolete technologies.
In Doordarshan he has initiated the move from archaic terrestrial to digital transmission, and could also divert investments in AIR from the dying Medium Wave to FM Radio transmission, which opens it up to 80 crore mobile handsets.
He has introduced several wide ranging changes in AIR & DD where the ‘Look & Feel’ of DD News, DD Bharati & other channels and transmissions has improved considerably. He has been elected Vice President of the world’s largest body of Broadcasters in Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union which represents 67 countries and 230 members.
Arnab Goswami, Editor in Chief of Times Now is India’s most watched and innovative journalist. He has revolutionalised news presentation and production on TV and in the process has taken the brands he is associated with, TIMES NOW, and his shows THE NEWSHOUR and FRANKLY SPEAKING to astounding and consistent leadership. For the last few years India’s leading publications like India today and Indian Express have rated him India’s most influential representative of the fourth estate. In the recent General Elections, his leadership was evident when he was the only Indian journalist chosen by both Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi for exclusive interviews.
Arnab has led the greatest upset in Indian television, launching Times Now in 2006 and bringing together a young team that took the channel to the number one position within a year of launch and keeping it in the número uno position for the last seven years since 2007. He has redefined primetime news viewing with his unmissable show THE NEWSHOUR which is the last word in appointment viewing on TV news. Educated at Delhi and Oxford, Arnab has been a fellow at Cambridge University, and believes that with technology bringing the world closer together India will very soon be a global media hub and give global news brands stiff competition.
Anita Nayyar is a veteran of Indian media being an integral part of its growth. As CEO she took on the mandate to expand the Havas Media Group footprint in these lucrative emerging SA markets in 2006.
Under her leadership Havas Media Group in India has grown exponentially. It has expanded its offerings as an integrated communications group for traditional, digital, mobile, performance marketing, out-of-home and sports. The agency has grown 10 times in 8 years.
RECMA rated Havas Media Group as the fastest growing media agency in India at 43%, 3x the industry in 2012. In 2013 RECMA graded Havas Media at No.1 in Compitches in both their preliminary reports. Havas Media ranked as the No.2 Indian Media Agency in the Agency Report Card 2014 by Campaign India.
Anita was voted the 2nd most influential media person in India by The Brand Equity Survey in 2006 and has always been in the top list of the most influential media personalities ever since.
Her 30+years in the industry have seen her passionately manage a mega portfolio of brands across sectors. A prominent speaker, moderator, panelist and judge at all major events and awards year on year; her views and opinions have been sort by both Indian and international media.
She started and went on to lead leading agencies in India including Saatchi & Saatchi, Ogilvy & Mather, Initiative Media, MediaCom and Starcom Worldwide.
Anita’s area of expertise is with business, brands and people as well as media, digital, mobile, entertainment, OOH and sports. She holds a Bachelors degree in Microbiology and has done her Post Graduation in Advertising and Marketing with a Masters in Management.
CEO, Havas Media Group, India & South Asia
Salil Kapoor is the COO of Dish TV , Asia’s largest Direct to home satellite pay tv company. Prior to this, Salil has worked in leadership roles with some of the leading brands like Samsung, LG and Microsoft
In his extensive experience spanning over two decades, across several industries in the consumer products and services domain , he is credited with spearheading various turnaround , scale up and innovative initiatives that have had a profound and lasting impact on various businesses that he has handled. He has been featured twice on the list of Pitch Magazine’s Top 50 Marketing professionals of India.
In his spare time he mentors startups as he strongly feels that startup ecosystem is the new learning ground for tomorrow’s leaders and acts as a platform where the cross pollination of ideas can fuel growth in existing large businesses too. He is recognized as an innovator, and is sought for his vision in the DTH industry.
His twitter handle is @kapoorsalil
COO, Dish TV
Ashish Kashyap is the founder & CEO of ‘ibibo Group'. ibibo is India's biggest online travel group that owns Goibibo.com & redBus.in. Ashish has had a diverse experience of building internet and technology businesses from scratch and scaling them; Investing in entrepreneurs; Driving dozen plus acquisitions and investments in the internet space and at the same time creating value via exits such as Gaadi.com and PayU India.
Prior to founding "ibibo Group", Ashish was the ‘Country Head’ of ‘Google India’, wherein he set up the India facing operations from ground up. Before joining Google, Ashish "founded" E-Commerce businesses at Indiatimes.com and drove them to a profitable and scale position.
Ashish holds an "Economics (Honors)" from University Of Delhi, India and a diploma in "International Masters in Practicing Management (IMPM)" from Insead, Fontainebleau, France.
Founder & CEO
As the Group Chief Executive Officer of Religare Enterprises Limited, Shachindra leads the entire integrated financial services business of the Religare Group. Religare’s financial services bouquet spans across Non-Banking Finance, Retail Broking, Life Insurance, Health Insurance, Mutual Fund, Global Capital Markets, Investment Banking and Global Asset Management.
As one of the key founding team members at Religare, Shachindra has been a core pillar of Religare’s successful growth journey in the last 14 years. He joined Religare in the year 2000.
Under his leadership, Religare has grown from a mono line broking led business to a diversified financial services major. Some of his marquee achievements include successfully leading the IPO process for Religare in 2007, considered to be one of the most successful IPO’s in India, establishing new businesses and stitching together successful joint ventures and partnerships for the Group and raising funds through multiple private equity transactions.
Under Shachindra’s guidance, Religare has transitioned into a performance orientated, bottom line focused organization and has successfully evolved from an investment phase company to a growth oriented company, ready to capture growth opportunities on a self-sustaining basis.
Shachindra is a qualified lawyer and is a University Rank holder from the Benares Hindu University. A great motivator and leader, when not at work he loves to read, contribute to columns, travel and spend time with his family.