Judith Bogner is a television presenter, journalist, event facilitator and commentator for international finance, business, economics and geopolitics based between the UK and Germany. For more than ten years she was one European faces of the financial news channel Bloomberg Global Television in London. Since 2012 Judith has been running her own business and offers a multi-faceted range of services. These include event moderation, media and communications consultancy, conflict management and mediation (accreditation in the UK), support in strategic decision-making and leadership of Client Advisory Boards. Judith’s portfolio career also includes working in front of the camera – not only as a journalist, but also as a classic model and actress. In 2015 she made her screen debut in the role of the Austrian Chancellor’s wife in the film “Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation”. Her range of experience also includes working as a voiceover artist and digital host.
Judith regularly leads public and private events for corporate and institutional clients in the financial sector and beyond. Her list of clients include the Federation of German Industries, the Euro Finance Week (Frankfurt), the Brewers of Europe, Bank of New York Mellon, Luxembourg for Finance, the Dutch Development Bank FMO, Ergo Insurance, State Street, Scope Ratings, the Institute of Culinary Art, Allianz Global Assistance, Wacom and the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Some recent examples: Since 2014 Judith has been serving as Master of Ceremony for the annual Luxembourg Renminbi Forum, the Eurozone’s flagship event for doing business in Renminbi. At the Hannover Fair 2015 she joined the Indo-German Business Summit with Keynote Speakers Chancellor Angela Merkel and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and hosted a panel discussion with Joe Kaeser (Siemens), Cyrus Misty (Tata Sons), Baba Kalyani (Bharat Forge) and Klaus Rosenfeld (Schaeffler AG). At the Euro Finance Week 2016 in Frankfurt Judith co-hosted the opening day’s “German Banking Panel” with the top 7 German banking CEOs, facilitated the European-Chinese Banking Day as well as the Faros Institutional Investors Forum with special guest speaker ECM council member Yves Mersch.
Judith gained her reputation as a competent presenter with integrity at the Bloomberg television studio: Between May 2001 and October 2011, she was the responsible presenter for a large part of the European programme in English and German. Her responsibilities also included European summit coverage and syndicated reports for media partners Bloomberg UTV India, Bloomberg HT Turkey, N24 and FAZ Radio. She conducted numerous interviews with financial market players and leading figures from business and politics, including former EU Commission Presidents Jose Manuel Barroso and Jean-Claude Juncker, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, Nestlé Chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe and WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell. In the wake of the global financial crisis, which started in 2007 with a wave of losses from asset-backed securities, Judith moderated the series “Credit Quake: Europe on the Abyss”, a series on all aspects of the subprime crisis, the collapse of Lehman and the consequences on the international financial markets. The series was nominated for an AIB (Association for International Broadcasting) award in 2009.
Judith is a qualified hotel management assistant and a graduate of the innovative course of studies “Applied World Business Languages and International Management” with a focus on China and the financial sector at the Hochschule Bremen. She spent her year abroad at the East China Normal University in Shanghai, supplemented by an internship at Commerzbank Shanghai. Judith is bilingual in English and German, furthermore she speaks Italian, French and Mandarin Chinese.
Judith is an accredited mediator and member of the UK’s Civil Mediation Council.
Judith was born and raised in Weiden in der Oberpfalz, a small town in Northern Bavaria, Germany. After stations in Switzerland, China, France, Italy and the Ukraine, London became her home in 2001. Since 2016 she has lived with one foot in Great Britain and the other in Germany. When time allows, she exchanges high heels for rubber boots and takes care of the garden and the bees on her family estate in Bavaria.
Through yoga and shamanic studies Judith has found a conscious way of life. She is certified as a Kundalini Yoga teacher and Shamanic Practitioner. She is an alumna of the South English Shamanism School “Sacred Trust” and has studied with Simon Buxton, Sandra Ingerman, Naomi Lewis, Kate Shela, Betsy Bergström and Serge Kahili King.
Chancellor’s Wife in “Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation”
Accreditation as Mediator
Independent Moderator, Commentator and Facilitator for International Finance, Business & Geopolitics (based in Greater London, UK)
05/2001 – 11/2011
Presenter/Anchor Bloomberg Global Television (UK/ International)
1999 – 2000
Project Manager Production of Luxury Leather for Goods Gruppo Pelle Italia (Italy/Ukraine)
1998 – 1999
Relocation Manager for Schenker International Shanghai (China)
1992 – 1993
Receptionist Hotel Le Richmond Geneva (Switzerland)
1993 – 2000
Bachelor of Arts in International Business Management & Mandarin Chinese (Germany)
(Title in German: “Diplom-Wirtschaftssinologin”)
Bremen University for Applied Sciences
East China Normal University Shanghai
University of Passau
1988 – 1992
Degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management (Germany & Switzerland)
(Title in German: “Hotelfachfrau”)
Schweizer Stuben, Wertheim-Bettingen
Hotel Quellenhof, Bad Ragaz
Bavaria Hotelfachschule Altötting