Keshini is a familiar face to many people around the globe as a respected BBC World TV news anchor and global communications expert, often the first port of call for governments and CEOs on international affairs, media and communications issues including reputation and crisis management. She is an accomplished international conference and live televised discussion moderator including for many industries, governments, various UN agencies, the EU and Commonwealth and chairs many high level roundtables. Within the diamond industry she has moderated at De Beers Business Excellence conferences, the Antwerp Diamond Conference and international discussions on transparency and the impact of conflict. She is the lead anchor for Globalnewsmakers.com. She has an enviable network of top diplomatic, political and commercial contacts worldwide and insights into a number of regions including the Middle East, the Asia Pacific, former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.
Keshini specialises in providing incisive foreign affairs analysis and strategic communications advice to decision-makers in commercial and political contexts drawing on her first hand experience of global arena. Her objective, challenging counsel is provided to a range of high profile clients including multinational business leaders in the banking, luxury, airlines, oil and gas and technology sectors, political leaders and heads of international organisations. As a global communications adviser to the Pacific Asia Travel Association, straddling governments of 40 countries in the Asia Pacific region, she has helped many companies and countries cope better with crises and fast changing events internationally.
She has 17 years experience of covering foreign affairs for the BBC, as a broadcaster and senior editor, and challenging and advising world leaders including for engagement at the World Economic Forum in Davos, G8 and G20 discussions and the UN General Assembly. At the BBC in addition to her role as a prominent international TV news anchor, she was Senior Editorial Adviser on international affairs to the Directorate and the BBC Board of Governors, also providing advice across the BBC and to the MPs and Peers in Westminster and international institutions and Russian Editor-in-Chief. She is experienced at dealing with security issues in the international context, has covered the major conflicts including Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria and focused in detail issues such as piracy and humanitarian issues including the response to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami and issues stemming from terrorism after 9/11, the Bali bombings, and 7/7. She has advised various top military officers on media engagement and international affairs.
Keshini specialises in using the international arena to influence opinion, cross-cultural communications, leveraging the global media and targeting decision and policy-makers for clients. She advises on behalf of leading consultancies and is a member of a unique high-level crisis response team providing expert advice internationally.
Keshini is a council and editorial board member of the prestigious Round Table, Britain’s oldest foreign affairs journal and discussion group.
A Scholar at Cambridge University where she read Modern and Medieval Languages
(Russian, Czech and Slovak), Keshini began her career as a graduate trainee at an investment bank in the City of London.
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