Maithreyi Seetharaman is a London-based international political, economics and business broadcaster with over 17 year’s global experience. She is the founder of Facultas Media Limited, a multimedia content creation company and Co-Chair of Fortune Magazine’s ‘Fortune Most Powerful Women International’ Summits. In this role, she represents Fortune MPW in the UK, Europe, Africa & Asia. She is also host and executive editor of Real Economy, which recently completed its fifth season on Euronews NBC. Ms Seetharaman is additionally an Advisory Board Member of Docusign.
Previously, Ms Seetharaman was co-host of CNBC Europe’s Squawk Box Europe and Capital Connection. She has also been an anchor and stocks editor for Bloomberg Television in London and New York. Before joining Bloomberg, she was a prime time anchor for CNBC TV18 in India and a reporter for the Indian financial daily ‘The Financial Express‘.
Ms Seetharaman holds a Master’s in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship at Syracuse University, New York, and a Master’s in Journalism from Bond University, Australia.
A Stronger Europe in the World – one of the top priorities of the Von der Leyen Commission. How will this agenda play out after the COVID-19 crisis? The Commission’s manifesto also pledged to promote “responsible global leadership” – a duty that seems to be widely ignored by other influencers of the rules-based international order, including the US and China. Has the time come for Europe to become a truly global leader? For some time now, the EU has worked to expand its influence beyond European borders. Despite the EU’s lofty goals and continued efforts, it is often criticized for being slow, ineffective, and compromised with regard to its international actions. Will this change as the EU faces the largest crisis since its creation? What are the building blocks of the European way of leadership? What will be the legacy of the German Council presidency, and how might this contribute to the EU’s growing international role? Will the EU live up to the expectations of global onlookers and address the far-reaching risks that have been created and exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic?