Chiyo Robertson

Senior Journalist, Media Advisor and Trainer

Chiyo Robertson is a senior business editor, trainer and panel moderator with more than 20 years' experience at international broadcasters including BBC and Sky News.

She has worked in the BBC's major international bureau, including its Asia hub in Singapore, making documentaries in New York and training business journalists in Nairobi, Kenya. Chiyo has led the BBC's live broadcast event at the World Economic Forum (WEF), Davos and covered major European stories including the euro's launch, global financial crisis, Brexit and European elections.

Chiyo helped shape BBC global business content as editor of business programmes on BBC World, launching a Middle East Business studio in Dubai and driving multi-platform digital content initiatives.

An experienced moderator and MC, Chiyo has worked with organisations including UN Women, European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, World Bank, European Investment Bank, Infosys, EY, Net Zero Investor and Salesforce and Dentsu.

She has also advised the World Economic Forum’s Schwab Foundation - a non-profit network supporting social entrepreneurs around the world - on media relations and creative storytelling.

Chiyo graduated with a Medical Biochemistry degree from the University of London and recently completed an Artificial Intelliegence Skills Bootcamp at the University of Huddersfield.

A diversity Champion, she led BBC’s award-winning 50:50 Diversity scheme to improve representation in global business TV programmes.

Chiyo is a mother of three, a keen rower and mentor at Media Trust charity.