Rachel Pether

Presenter, MC

Moderator & Awards Host


A television news anchor, CFA Charterholder, trained journalist, chartered treasurer, member of Mensa, financial risk professional, and published author.


Through years of practical experience, Rachel has a unique mix of skills in both broadcasting and finance. She is a qualified investment professional, television news anchor, CFA Charterholder, chartered treasurer, member of Mensa and published author.

A trained television journalist with over 5 years’ experience at the BBC, Rachel is the host of two TV shows – Digital Asset Report and TheIMPACT, broadcasting from her home in Abu Dhabi. She is a regular contributor to Bloomberg and CNBC, and acts as MC for numerous international high-profile events such as SALT, AIM Summit, and the SWFI Summit Series.


Based in the Middle East since 2008, Rachel spent almost a decade at Mubadala Investment Company – one of the Middle East’s largest sovereign wealth funds – in their Capital Markets & Treasury team. In 2014 the Association of Corporate Treasurers named her “The One to Watch” in Treasury.

Passionate about helping others become more confident public speakers, Rachel is the Co-Founder of “Speakeasy”, a training platform for Public Speaking that empowers individuals to hone leadership-level speaking skills and build personal confidence.

In 2009 Rachel published her first book – Jandal Prints on the Globe – and helped to establish a charity called Espoir so that sale proceeds could go towards supporting youth entrepreneurship.