Mishal Husain

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Mishal Husain is one of the presenters of BBC Radio 4’s influential Today programme and presents the television news on BBC1.  In January 2016, she was named by the Sunday Times as one of the 500 most influential people in Britain.  She has won several awards for her work over the years, including Broadcaster of the Year at the 2015 London Press Club Awards and Presenter of the Year at the 2015 Women in Film and TV Awards.

In 1998 Mishal joined the BBC as a producer, and built her career at the international channel BBC World News, where she had her own programme Impact with Mishal Husain.  She has had foreign postings presenting programmes based in Singapore and in Washington, and also become known for live presenting on location, including from Pakistan after the death of Osama bin Laden in 2011 and the Peshawar school massacre in 2014.

She has presented critically acclaimed BBC documentaries: Malala – Shot for Going to School, How Facebook Changed the World on social media and the Arab uprisings, Ghandi on the life of Mahatma Gandhi. In 2016 she presented a documentary for BBC, Britain & Europe: The Immigration Question and in 2017 hosted the BBC Election Debate.

Mishal was born in the UK in 1973 but grew up in the Middle East. She was educated at Cambridge University, where she read law, and went on to complete a Masters in Law at the European University Institute in Florence. She was named by the Financial Times as one of its Women of the Year in 2013 and is an ambassador for the charity, Mosaic, which supports mentoring in schools and disadvantaged communities in the UK.

Mishal Husain is available for conference facilitation, awards hosting, panel debates, interviewing.

It was our great pleasure to have Mishal host the 2017 Oslo Business for Peace Roundtable. Her distinct professionalism and experience elevated the conversations by helping panel participants appear at their best. All in all Mishal contributed in a great way towards our best event so far.

BUSINESS FOR PEACE SUMMIT, OSLO 2017


Thank you so much for your incredible hard work and true professionalism on Investor Talks. It is always such a joy to work with you. You brought together the various performances and talks so seamlessly and intelligently.

100 YEARS INVESTORS TALKS 2016, KREAB LONDON


Many thanks for doing such a brilliant job today. Today’s lunch time panel was the real highlight of our conference, and it is clear that the success was very much driven by you. Universally clients felt you did a phenomenal job of pulling delegates in to the discussion, keeping us in check and on topic and generally keeping the discussion moving at exactly the right pace – It was clear to all you had done your homework and were very well prepared. So a heartfelt thanks from all of us at Bernstein for a job very well done.

SANFORD C. BERNSTEIN'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2016


Mishal was brilliant, a stellar speaker and the best Question Time host we have ever had!

ASSOCIATION OF CORPORATE TREASURERS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2016


Mishal was wonderful ,a real hit with the audience and it was great that she stayed around for the other sessions. Thanks again for all your efforts.

INVESTMENT CONFERENCE 2016, OLD MUTUAL GLOBAL INVESTORS


Many, many thanks for Mishal’s appearance today. We had a really inspirational talk and great Q&A. It was terrific.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2016, CLIFFORD CHANCE LLP


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