Nisha Pillai can currently be seen presenting 'Asia Today' for 'BBC World News'. This fast paced Programme focuses on the Asia/Pacific region with lots of live interviews and breaking news. It...
Nisha Pillai can currently be seen presenting 'Asia Today' for 'BBC World News'. This fast paced Programme focuses on the Asia/Pacific region with lots of live interviews and breaking news. It requires quick thinking and a cool head, qualities she is blessed with in abundance.
After leaving the London School of Economics with a degree in Economics she went straight into the City and joined one of the Citys leading merchant Banks' Schroders'.
While immersing herself into the financial world of the City she felt the pull of journalism so she eventually moved to begin working for The Investors Chronicle as a Financial Reporter covering economics and City news for them.
Eventually Television beckoned and in 1986 she joined the BBC as a journalist working for the 'Money Programme' for BBC2, reporting stories from 'Big Bang' and The Stock Exchange. She started by reporting short inserts to the programme eventually hosting forty minute 'special reports'.
In 1990 she started working on the BBCs flagship Programme 'Panorama'. This was to be her television home for the next five years. She researched and presented in depth investigative documentaries. For one of these in 1992 she won a converted RTS Award for a programme exposing the financial peculiarities of Robert Maxwell. Eventually she felt the need to move on and try fresh fields. BBC World welcomed her into their fold in 1995 and where she can be found today.
Nisha also has an extensive Corporate portfolio facilitating many Conferences and Economic Forums. She also lends her considerable experience to Media Training Days for Executives that might be a tad shy of standing up in front of crowds.