Sharanjit Leyl

Singaporean Producer and Presenter for BBC World News
Speaker Sharanjit smiling with a wooded background
  • After a quarter of a century in the industry, Sharanjit is sharing her passion for journalism and storytelling by helping other people from marginalised communities tell theirs
  • Brings her razor sharp journalistic insight and knowledge to every project and event
  • Seasoned moderator who keeps audiences engaged and entertained with conversations taking place on stage or online
  • Moderated discussions at some of the world’s most high profile events at the United Nations, the ADB and other global summits, and also for the corporate world

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A familiar face on global news channels, Sharanjit Leyl has brought you the news from Asia on BBC World News, Bloomberg Television and the CBC for a quarter of a century. She spent eighteen years with BBC World News, covering business and politics, anchoring from its Asia bureau and from London's Broadcasting House. She regularly anchored live on location on breaking stories such as the Hong Kong protests, the Trump-Kim summits, Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings, the missing Malaysian Airlines flight among other, while contributing to BBC World Service radio and the BBC news website. 

Sharanjit has moderated conversations with many of the world’s top political and business leaders, such as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, Sir Richard Branson and Alibaba's CEO Daniel Zhang, keeping audiences engaged with conversations taking place on stage or online.

A Singaporean native, she's produced and presented BBC documentaries on TV and radio about her city. Sharanjit now regularly moderates high level debates for the United Nations, the World Bank, the ADB and other multilateral and financial institutions while balancing a board career and advising various companies on media strategy. She divides her time between Singapore and Bath, UK.

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