Broadcaster and Entrepreneur, Moderate the Panel
Tumi Makgabo is one of South Africa's most beloved journalists. Known around the world for her work at CNN International, Tumi is an expert on African and international affairs.
As an anchor for several years at CNN International’s headquarters in Atlanta, Tumi co-produced and hosted the award winning program Inside Africa. During her almost three decade career, Tumi has discussed the state of Africa with prominent world leaders including former South African President Thabo Mbeki; former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan; former South African President Nelson Mandela; former British Prime Minister Tony Blair; Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu; U.S. President George W. Bush; former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo; the Dalai Lama and celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Richard Branson, Martina Navratilova and Miriam Makeba.
In March 2008 her wider commitment to development was recognised when she was Nominated as one of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders. Her years of experience in broadcasting have also made Tumi a much sought-after speaker and commentator on broadcasting and media issues.
Tumi is a founding member of the global moderators bureau Moderate The Panel, established to transform the world of events and conferences with powerful, diverse women’s voices.