Changing The Narrative: Media And The Creative Industries Track

Bronwyn Nielsen


Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief CNBC Africa & GMT Women in Media Network Advisory Board Chair

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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 fifteen years in the African broadcasting industry. Some of her highlights at CNBC Africa include the hosting of the live CNBC Africa Debates at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 as well as the “Africa Debate” at the Milken Institute Los Angeles Global conference 2014 and 2015. Bronwyn also presents Captains of Industry, a program that features weekly interviews with top leadership of African companies.

Africa Business News (ABN) appointed Bronwyn Nielsen as the executive director to the group in 2012. Her role of executive director involves setting the content agenda for all the companies within the ABN Group (this includes CNBC Africa, Forbes Africa - ABN Publishing, ABN Pictures, ABN Digital and ABN Productions), as well as driving the group’s strategic growth opportunities. Bronwyn has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Cape Town and recently completed a financial course for senior executives at Harvard Business School in Boston.

Fifi Peters


Presenter & Producer Open Exchange on CNBC Africa

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Fifi Peters is a presenter and the producer of Open Exchange on CNBC Africa. Her journalism career began in 2011 after graduating from Rhodes University with a degree in Economics and Journalism. Fifi initially worked as an intern at CNBC Africa and then climbed the ladder to become a producer across the various markets shows.

She went on to work as a writer for Business Day and Financial Mail (BDFM) from 2013 to 2016 where she reported on markets, economy and several sectors including manufacturing, construction, financial services, and retail and banking. She holds a Registered Persons Examination from the SA Institute of Financial Markets as well as a certificate in Law and Politics from the London School of Economics.