Bronwyn Neilsen

Bronwyn Nielsen is an Executive Director at CNBC Africa.


Bronwyn Nielsen has been with CNBC Africa since its launch in 2007. Nielsen has over 13 years of experience in the South African broadcasting industry with numerous accolades to her name including the 2006 Telkom ICT Journalist of the Year. 

She is best known for her weekday evening programme Business Tonight, wrapping up the days business news and speaking to some of the most influential personalities in business. 

Some of her highlights at CNBC Africa include the hosting of the live CNBC Africa Debate at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2013, the first time that an African broadcaster was represented in the official WEF Agenda at this event, and presenting Captains of Industry, a programme that features weekly interviews with top leadership of African companies. 

Africa Business News (ABN) appointed Nielsen as an executive director to the group in 2012. Her role of executive director involves setting the content agenda for all the companies within the ABN Group (this includes CNBC Africa, Forbes Africa - ABN Publishing, ABN Pictures, ABN Digital and ABN Productions), as well as working closely with senior management on all strategic growth opportunities. 

Her Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Cape Town has given her credibility in a highly competitive arena. 

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