Registration will close September 20, 2019 at
Welcome Reception
Opening Remarks
Sharanjit Leyl
  • Sharanjit Leyl (Presenter at BBC World News)

    Sharanjit Leyl

    Presenter at BBC World News

    Sharanjit Leyl is a Singaporean producer and presenter for BBC World News.

    She regularly anchors Asia Business Report and Newsday from the BBC's Singapore studio. She is also a reporter and producer on these shows along with World Business Report.

    She has filed reports for radio on the BBC World Service business and arts programmes and written features for BBC news online.

    Sharanjit began her broadcasting career at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1997. While there she reported for the award-winning show The Pacific Rim Report. While in Canada, she covered the protests and subsequent police brutality against students who were pepper-sprayed at the APEC summit that took place there in 1997.

    She returned to Singapore in 1998 to file reports on the Asian financial crisis for CBC. She joined financial news service provider Bridge Information Systems where she wrote for its newswires on foreign exchange movements in the aftermath of the crisis. She also provided daily television and radio updates on currencies and equity movements in South East Asia.

    She was approached by Bloomberg Television in 2000 and moved to its headquarters in Tokyo. There she presented its main three-hour newscast On The Money Asia, reporting on breaking financial stories as well as major news events such as the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003.

    She also anchored a weekly lifestyle and culture segment from Asia. As one of the first main anchors for Bloomberg's Asia Pacific headquarters, she played an integral role in editing and influencing the content of its programming.

    Sharanjit Leyl joined BBC World News in September 2003 and has since reported and presented from places as far afield as Pakistan, Tokyo and London.

    Her noteworthy interviews include heads of state ranging from Thailand, Pakistan, the Philippines, New Zealand, and East Timor, former prime ministers of Australia, Malaysia and Singapore, presidents of the World Bank and the IMF, and chief executives and chairpersons from various Fortune 500 companies ranging from Microsoft to Walmart.

    Born in Singapore, Sharanjit moved to Washington DC in her teens with her family, where her father was a diplomat. There she earned a degree in both journalism and English literature from The University of Maryland College Park. She then moved to Vancouver, Canada where she completed a Masters degree in English literature at the University of British Columbia which focused on post-colonial writers such as Salman Rushdie.

Welcome Speech by the Chamber President
Bicky Bhangu
  • Bicky Bhangu (President at British Chamber of Commerce Singapore)

    Bicky Bhangu

    President at British Chamber of Commerce Singapore

    Dr Bicky Bhangu is President – South East Asia, Pacific and South Korea at Rolls-Royce where he is responsible for the regional strategy, external relations, and governance of the operational activities across the company’s key business sectors in the region – Civil Aerospace, Defence and Power Systems. He was previously Country Director for Singapore.

    Bicky is serving as President of the British Chamber of Commerce Singapore, as well as Vice President for the European Chamber of Commerce Singapore, and a member of their Board Executive Committee. Bicky is also the Vice President of Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) connecting and promoting SME business opportunities with the region and beyond. He served as the Chairman for Aerospace Industry Skills and Training Council (ISTC) supporting Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) to oversee the skills development for the aerospace industry (2013 – 2015) and served the Singapore Maritime Port Authority (MPA) as select committee member for R&D investment in green port technologies (2016 – 2018).

    Bicky is an Adjunct Professor at the Nanyang Technological University, He has a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Nottingham, an MSc in Control Systems, PhD in Advanced Machines and Drives from the University of Sheffield and an MBA in Technology Management. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering Technology (IET), Fellow of Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and served as Chairman for IET Singapore Network and the steering committee for the IET Aerospace Technical Professional Network, UK (2015 – 17).

Speech by Guest of Honor
Dinner is Served
Awards Ceremony
Sharanjit Leyl
  • Sharanjit Leyl (Presenter at BBC World News)

    Sharanjit Leyl

    Presenter at BBC World News

    Sharanjit Leyl is a Singaporean producer and presenter for BBC World News.

    She regularly anchors Asia Business Report and Newsday from the BBC's Singapore studio. She is also a reporter and producer on these shows along with World Business Report.

    She has filed reports for radio on the BBC World Service business and arts programmes and written features for BBC news online.

    Sharanjit began her broadcasting career at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1997. While there she reported for the award-winning show The Pacific Rim Report. While in Canada, she covered the protests and subsequent police brutality against students who were pepper-sprayed at the APEC summit that took place there in 1997.

    She returned to Singapore in 1998 to file reports on the Asian financial crisis for CBC. She joined financial news service provider Bridge Information Systems where she wrote for its newswires on foreign exchange movements in the aftermath of the crisis. She also provided daily television and radio updates on currencies and equity movements in South East Asia.

    She was approached by Bloomberg Television in 2000 and moved to its headquarters in Tokyo. There she presented its main three-hour newscast On The Money Asia, reporting on breaking financial stories as well as major news events such as the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003.

    She also anchored a weekly lifestyle and culture segment from Asia. As one of the first main anchors for Bloomberg's Asia Pacific headquarters, she played an integral role in editing and influencing the content of its programming.

    Sharanjit Leyl joined BBC World News in September 2003 and has since reported and presented from places as far afield as Pakistan, Tokyo and London.

    Her noteworthy interviews include heads of state ranging from Thailand, Pakistan, the Philippines, New Zealand, and East Timor, former prime ministers of Australia, Malaysia and Singapore, presidents of the World Bank and the IMF, and chief executives and chairpersons from various Fortune 500 companies ranging from Microsoft to Walmart.

    Born in Singapore, Sharanjit moved to Washington DC in her teens with her family, where her father was a diplomat. There she earned a degree in both journalism and English literature from The University of Maryland College Park. She then moved to Vancouver, Canada where she completed a Masters degree in English literature at the University of British Columbia which focused on post-colonial writers such as Salman Rushdie.

Networking & Event Ends