Bronwyn Nielsen, Editor-at-large CNBC Africa
Bronwyn Nielsen has been with CNBC Africa since its launch in 2007. As one of the first faces to join the channel, Nielsen comes with over 15 years in the African broadcasting industry.
Some of her highlights at CNBC Africa including regularly hosting the live CNBC Africa Debates at the World Economic Forum in Davos from January 2013 through to January 2017, the Africa focused debates at the Milken Institute Global conference in Los Angeles and regularly moderating key sessions at the African Development Bank annual meetings in different African countries.
Africa Business News (ABN) appointed Bronwyn Nielsen as the executive director to the group in 2012 and in addition Editor-in-Chief of CNBC Africa in 2013. Her role of executive director involves setting the content agenda for all the companies within the ABN Group (this includes CNBC Africa, Forbes Africa), as well as driving the group’s strategic growth opportunities.
Bronwyn has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Cape Town and has completed an executive education course at Harvard Business School in Boston.
Janine Bester, Head of Operations (Programming)
Prior to her current position Janine has held the position of executive producer as well as various other key roles in the media industry.
Janine has extensive experience in not just the televised sector but also radio having worked for Moneyweb, a JSE listed enterprise from 2005-2013. Janine’s excellent communication skills have proved invaluable having produced and programmed in both English and Afrikaans for various platforms within the SABC.
She has been extensively involved in the financial and investment media broadcast space for more than a decade and covered events such as COP 17, World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, World Economic Forum on Africa, Cape Town Mining Indaba, South Africa Budget and South Africa Municipal Elections.
Monique Vanek, News Editor
Monique Vanek is CNBC Africa and CNBCAfrica.com’s news editor. She also works on social media and co-produces the MoneyMakers with Bruce Whitfield, previously known as Tonight with Bruce Whitfield. In 2015 the show won the Multimedia Financial Journalist of the Year category at the Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism.
Monique has also been involved in event organisation at CNBC Africa, including CNBC Africa’s launch at the JSE in 2015, Exclusive Insights with Pravin Gordhan and Lesteja Kganyago. She has also been the executive producer on several outside broadcasts such as WEF Africa 2015, Cape Town and WEF Davos 2017.
Monique has worked in financial media for almost 14 years during which time her career has spanned radio, TV, print, public relations and, since 2007, digital media.
She began her career as an intern at Moneyweb in 2003 before making the move to editor in 2007 during which time she grew a reputation for producing award-winning journalists and co-founded MoneywebTax.
In addition to Moneyweb she has worked with Radio Today, Different Angles, the SABC and The Citizen before moving into public relations where she consulted to corporates on social media, spent time copy writing, editing, writing press releases and narrowing the divide between digital and traditional public relations.
Monique has a Masters in Development Studies from Wits University, and an honours in Political Studies Cum Laude. She also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from Wits Business School and completed Media Bistro’s social media marketing boot camp.
Kenneth Igbomor – News Editor (West Africa)
Kenneth Igbomor is the Deputy Markets Editor at CNBC Africa based in Lagos, West Africa. He is also the Producer of Beyond Markets and Open Exchange West Africa.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, with a major in Agricultural Economics from the Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife Nigeria and a Masters degree in Media and Communication from the Pan-Atlantic University in Lagos.
He has worked as a Financial Planner in the insurance sector and as an Associate Producer & Assistant Director for a sports and entertainment show in Nigeria. He joined CNBC Africa in June 2012.
He is very passionate about improving sustainable development outcomes in Africa and also optimistic about the potential of the continent’s creative economy.
Arnold Segawa, Producer & Presenter
Arnold Segawa is a CNBC Africa presenter for East Africa.
He previously served as a Forex Trader focusing on emerging and frontier market currencies. Arnold has worked in the media industry for over five years; in consultancy and production for NTV Uganda which is an affiliate of Nation Media Group in Kenya, then moving on to radio and media programming in Uganda and Rwanda.
Arnold has completed 13 postgraduate courses in numerous fields – from Climate Change, Oil and Gas Management, Political Philosophy, to Digital Media and Human Rights Awareness. His core focus though is International Business which he studied in his undergraduate degree.
Arnold is an IMF Journalism Fellow after being chosen as the youngest participant in East Africa for the Fellowship. Arnold has also taken on the Reuters and International Monetary Fund economics program. He also contributes to the CNBC Africa website, Forbes Africa and the East African daily. He anchors Power Lunch East Africa on CNBC Africa, which is a daily market show focused on East African Markets.
Esther Ugbodaga, Producer & Presenter
Esther Ugbodaga graduated with a BA honours in Linguistics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She began her journey in journalism as a newscaster and reporter at Minaj Broadcasting Corporation in Lagos.
Shortly after that she moved on to become a lead business programme anchor at Nigeria’s multiple-award winning local station, Channels TV.
She is currently a business anchor and producer at CNBC Africa and is currently the face of CNBC Africa’s daily lunch programme, ‘Power Lunch West Africa’, and the producer of ‘Eye On Nigeria’s Capital Market’.
Fifi Peters, Producer & Presenter
Fifi Peters is a presenter and the producer of Open Exchange on CNBC Africa.
Her journalism career began in 2011 after graduating from Rhodes University with a degree in Economics and Journalism.
Fifi initially worked as an intern at CNBC Africa and then climbed the ladder to become a producer across the various markets shows.
She went on to work as a writer for Business Day and Financial Mail (BDFM) from 2013 to 2016 where she reported on markets, economy and several sectors including manufacturing, construction, financial services, and retail and banking.
She holds a Registered Persons Examination from the SA Institute of Financial Markets as well as a certificate in Law and Politics from the London School of Economics.
George Ndirangu, Producer & Presenter
George is a presenter based in Kigali, Rwanda, covering daily business news across the region, moderating panels and events, and is the producer of “Doing Business in Rwanda”.
George holds a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science.
He has conducted interviews from across the world, recent ones being with 8 Heads of State at the Transform Africa Summit, interviews at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos with the President of Mauritius, Ameenah Gurib, at the WEF in Kigali with President of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba, in Democratic Republic of Congo with Philanthropist Howard Buffett, and numerous industry players.
George Ndirangu joined CNBC Africa in 2014.
Nozipho Mbanjwa, Presenter
Nozipho is the CEO of The Talent Firm – a specialised talent management firm advising on millennial talent in South Africa. She is also an internationally acclaimed conference moderator, in demand for her unique and insightful ability to facilitate intelligent conversations with depth and breadth. She has moderated conversations at the World Economic Forum, United Nations agencies including UN Women, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund amongst other global bodies.
Nozipho’s unique talent to moderate dialogue with depth, insight, and with targeted outcomes has seen her rendering services for a number of multinational organizations and blue chip companies operating across Africa. She extends her prowess in dialogue to CNBC Africa whereas an award-winning journalist, she broadcasts financial markets shows into to 48 African countries and reaching millions of Africans daily.
Her broadcast niche lies in the political economy, development finance, gender mainstreaming, and youth development and has hosted a number of shows in these areas. Nozipho is a faculty member for Duke CE in Africa and brings her world-class facilitation and orchestration skills to a competitive executive education offering.
She has worked in The Presidency in South Africa, the Mayor’s Office in Washington DC, Umlambo Foundation, as well as Tata Africa in Johannesburg.
She is an alumni of the University of London (Masters in International Studies), Stellenbosch Business School (|Masters in Development Finance – cum laude), University of Pretoria (Hons: International Relations), and has completed shorter courses at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (Leadership) and the University of the Witwatersrand (Marketing).
Consistent with her commitment to using her talents to effect meaningful change, Nozipho launched The WoCode Dialogue, a platform for young professional women to engage on issues emanating from the workplace, in 2016.
Onyi Sunday, Producer & Presenter
Onyi Sunday is an Anchor and Producer at CNBC Africa. She is the currently the Producer and Presenter of Destination Lagos.
She is the face of Open Exchange West Africa, a Market show tailored towards informing business decisions of our viewers and keeping them abreast of business activities in West Africa.
As an Award winning producer, she has produced documentaries for state governments within and outside Nigeria.
With 10 years of work experience in television, Onyi has worked with reputable indigenous television stations in Nigeria.
An award-winning journalist, she is a recipient of the Nigeria Media Merit Award.
She joined CNBC Africa in 2013.