Chris Bishop, Head of programming CNBC Africa and founding editor Forbes Africa
Chris Bishop is the head of programming of CNBC Africa and founding editor of Forbes Africa, which launched in October 2011. He has spent 37 years in journalism. He has tackled print, radio and TV and spent 20 years reporting on the African story.
In 2011, Bishop won South Africa’s ‘Sanlam Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism’ and in 1988 he had won the ‘Sir David Beattie Award’ for exposing a cover-up of an assassination attempt on the Queen. Bishop has reported for the BBC in London; CNBC Africa; SKY News; TVNZ and the SABC where he was also national news editor and senior executive producer of TV News.
In 2013, Chris Bishop took the prestigious “Special Editor of the Year Award” at the annual PICA Awards event
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.
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 for East and South Africa
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 an anchor on CNBC Africa’s flagship markets shows, Power Lunch and Closing Bell.
Her journalism career began in 2011 after graduating from Rhodes University with a degree in Economics and Journalism.
She holds a Registered Persons Examination (RPE) from the SA Institute of Financial Markets and a certificate in Law and Politics from the London School of Economics.
Fifi has interviewed some of the world’s leading businessmen including African billionaires Patrice Motsepe, Christo Wiese as well as technology entrepreneur John Collison.
As an MC, she has moderated panels with businessmen and Ministers from across the African continent. She has also interviewed former Heads of State Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria and former Tanzanian Prime Minister, Frederick Sumaye.
Fifi is an alumnus of the Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa Financial Journalism training Programme that is run in conjunction with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)
She has also worked as a writer for the Business Day and Financial Mail (BDFM) where she reported on the markets, economy and several sectors including manufacturing, construction, financial services, retail and banking.
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.