Speaker / Host
Rageh Omaar is one of the most recognised and respected TV foreign correspondents in the country. He is one of the most prominent reporters and presenters working for the BBC and Al Jazeera English. Furthermore, he is a fascinating speaker, and an outstanding event host and facilitator. Clients include Goldman Sachs, The Department of Health, Middle East Financial Awards ceremony in Bahrain and The Economist Emerging Markets awards.
About Rageh Omaar
Rageh Omaar speaks on a number of topics. These include politics, global events, economic and political prospects in the Middle East, the nature of Global Risk. He also explains how companies can conceptualise and think about it, as well as the importance of diversity within international organisations. He also enjoys sharing his personal stories and experiences with his anecdotes from the realities of life as a modern-day war reporter.
Rageh Omaar has covered some of the biggest and world changing stories in modern history, from the impeachment of President Clinton to the Arab Spring Uprisings, Rageh achieved worldwide distinction for his BBC television coverage of the Iraq Invasion, reporting live from the ground in the war-ravaged country.
Dispatches of his bulletins and News 24 pieces were syndicated the world over, leading to numerous international awards for the coverage of the fall of Baghdad. 2006 saw the signing of the journalist for the launch of Al Jazeera English, and whilst presenting daily documentary strands, ‘Witness’ and ‘The Rageh Omaar Report’, Rageh’s coverage and hard-hitting journalism has been watched by millions of people across the globe. Audiences from Africa and the Middle East were especially drawn to his views of politics and news, further strengthening his international identity. Since 2015, alongside his duties as International Affairs Editor, Rageh has been a Deputy Newscaster of ITV News at Ten.
Contributing often for National papers such as ‘The Daily Telegraph’, ‘The Sunday Times’, ‘The Guardian’ and ‘The Daily Mail’, Rageh’s writing prowess was further established with the release of his two books, “Revolution Day: The Human Stories of the Battle for Iraw’ and ‘Only Half of Me: Being a Muslim in Britain.’ This cemented him as not only a teller of news, but also as a thought leader and literary expert in his own right.
Rageh’s profound capabilities go above and beyond that of his journalism, and following the demand from various industries, has established himself as a successful host and speaker for national and international events. Speaking for renowned clients such as Goldman Sachs, The Department of Health, Middle East Financial Awards ceremony in Bahrain, The Economist Emerging Markets awards, plus many others, Rageh’s knowledge and specialism spans an abundance of sectors. However, due to strong family connections in East Africa, the continent’s emerging economic profile and potential, particularly in oil and gas, is a subject that remains close to Rageh’s heart. Recent experiences in the world of speaking includes chairing, as well as hosting a meeting of global division leaders for the Norwegian Oil company DNV GL in Oslo.
"A great deal of extremely positive discussion and debate has been triggered around the firm as a result of your speech and the topic you covered."
"Engaging, charming and perfectly pitched."
Factors and Discounters Association
"Your presentation was the high point in our Business Sessions, it is clear that your talk inspired people."
"Illuminating and a breath of fresh air, it's so refreshing to hear a speaker with such genuine enthusiasm for his subject."
"Rageh’s contribution was key to the success of the conference."