Award winning journalist Faisal Islam is a lauded broadcaster. Currently the BBC's Economics Editor and the former Political Editor at Sky News, Faisal has covered many world changing stories across buisness, politics and the world economy, making Faisal the perfect choice for hosting and facilitating events.
Faisal Islam is an award winning broadcaster and journalist, he is currently the BBC's Economics Editor, and was previously Political Editor at Sky News. Prior to joining Sky News, Faisal was the Economics Correspondent for Channel 4 News and The Observer newspaper.
Faisal exposed the Icelandic banking crisis; observed and reported on the Lehman Brothers’ fall from Wall Street; investigated emerging economies in India and Singapore and has interviewed everyone from senior international politicians and world leaders, to top business and banking figures.
Since joining Sky News, he has covered the extensive Brexit debate and ongoing UK and International political situation.
With a handful of awards under his belt, lauded by peers and industry, Faisal has become one of the UK’s most esteemed broadcast journalists. In February 2006 he was named Young Journalist of the Year at the Royal Society of Television awards, and was awarded the Wincott Award for Young Financial Journalist of the Year in 2000. Faisal was also shortlisted for Young Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards for 2001, and won the WorkWorld Foundations ‘Broadcast News Reporter of the Year’ in 2010. His coverage of the Icelandic banking crisis in 2009 garnered him further awards and praise.
Faisal reports on pressing issues within the corporate world from government-subsidised arms dealers, and the future of the economy after Brexit, to how bankers are trading weather.
His job as Economics Correspondent at The Observer was followed by the post of Business Correspondent at Channel 4 News, and Political Editor at Sky News.
Faisal graduated from London’s City University with a Post Graduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism.
Astute and at the heart of current affairs, Faisal is able to deliver a fascinating keynote speech on issues of business, politics or economics.