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Adnan Nawaz

News Anchor


Adnan Nawaz is an international news anchor and broadcaster with more than 25 years’ experience covering the world's most important stories. He spent over two decades at the BBC, where he was an award-winning radio journalist, before moving into television, presenting the news for BBC World News. Analysing the latest developments in every field from international and domestic politics to science, tech, culture and sport, he is currently an anchor for TRT World, working out of its base in Istanbul.

A graduate of the London School of Economics, with a postgraduate degree in Latin American Politics from the University of London, Adnan is also Director of Topcom Media Limited, a UK-based company through which he works as a media consultant, keynote speaker and conference moderator.

Born in Pakistan with British citizenship, he has lived in eight countries on four different continents and speaks five languages. He has hosted international conferences and meetings across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the United States and Latin America, covering a range of subjects and industries, including economic and social development, business, telecommunications, sport, food, travel, medicine, smart applications for healthcare, internet of things and the future of the internet.


The speakers

Using the unique power of sport to bring people together, the Olympism in Action Forum sees a range of global players, including Olympic Movement stakeholders, athletes, private and public sector leaders, NGO representatives, academics, artists and the media come together to talk on topical contemporary issues. Chosen because of their ability to effect change and their wide range of sometimes differing opinions, the speakers will lead lively debates and seek to challenge received wisdom to inspire new ways of thinking.

Meet the speakers.
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