Former News Anchor, BBC, London
Ms Nisha Pillai is an accomplished former news presenter with BBC World News who now specialises in moderating Panel Discussions and High Level Dialogues. She has worked closely with several UN agencies, and with scientific institutes such as CERN, IIASA and the Planet Under Pressure conference which fed into Rio +20.
Nisha's 25 year career at the BBC culminated as one of the main news anchors at BBC World News, where she reported extensively during the 9/11 attacks and the Iraq war. She was also one of the first regular interviewers on Hard Talk. As an award-winning investigative journalist at 'Panorama', the BBC's flagship current affairs programme, Nisha had notable investigations to her name. She cut her teeth as a financial journalist on the BBC's Money Programme and at the Investors Chronicle. She studied economics at the London School of Economics.