Emily Kasriel is Head of Editorial Partnerships and Special Projects at the BBC World Service Group, which has a weekly audience of over 300 million people on TV, radio and digital. Emily reports to the Director of the Group leading a range of high-impact partnerships and projects including the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award, the BBC Chevening Partnership, and pioneering the Solutions-Focused Journalism initiative across BBC News including running pan-BBC News seasons such as SoICanBreathe, looking at ways to cut air pollution, and Crossing Divides, creating connections in a polarised world.
She has been a Senior Adviser to the Skoll Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, creating partnerships to source more diverse Social Entrepreneur awardees and a Visiting Fellow at Said Business School, University of Oxford. She set up and ran The Forum, the landmark weekly interdisciplinary ideas discussion show on the BBC World Service after running their Arts and Religion departments, and has reported and produced for the BBC across five continents. Emily has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph and the Financial Times, and chairs panels, hosts events and interviews. Emily is also a BBC Executive Coach and on the board of The Wingate grant-giving Foundation.