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Alishia Seckam (Naidoo)

Alishia Seckam (Naidoo)







Who Is Alishia Seckam (Naidoo)

Alishia Seckam is the host of BusinessDay TVs flagship markets and business news shows, putting her in conversation with industry leaders, CEOs and political movers and shakers on a daily basis. Alishia has sound grasp of financial markets, economic data, company news and current affairs issues and the impact it has on doing business in SA, and the investment landscape at large. 


She brings this knowledge base, and conversational skill, to all events she hosts as a moderator and programme director. Alishia has facilitated discussions, conferences, seminars and events for various companies including Discovery, Momentum Metropolitan, Deloitte and Standard Bank.


Some of her career highlights include attending and reporting from the Annual World Economic Forum in Davos and WEF Africa; the Investing in African Mining Indaba.


Coupled with her experience in front of the camera, Alishia serves as a Panel Discussion Moderator and Programme Director.


Alishia has been a senior news anchor at BusinessDay TV and at CNBC Africa and has presented the Africa News Report on Sky News. With over 15 years’ experience, Alishia is a skilled anchor, financial journalist, moderator and media trainer, and she has gained a wealth of experience in financial journalism.


Alishia holds a Bachelor of Journalism Degree from Rhodes University. And has completed internships at Talk Radio 702, Rapid Blue, and CNN International.


Alishia’s has anchored at CNBC Africa, presented Africa News for Sky News and completed an internship at CNN International. Over the years, she has interviewed Rwanda’s president Paul Kagame, American banker and former Goldman Sachs chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein, Former central bank governor of Nigeria Lamido Sanusi, Virgin’s Richard Branson, Minister Pravin Gordhan and Trevor Noah. 


2022 - Current

2013 - 2021

2013 - 2021

2007 - 2013

2004 - 2007


Director of ASE Media Communications

Senior News Anchor at Arena Holdings

Business Reporter on Sky News

News Anchor on CNBC Africa

Content Producer for SummitTV

Summer Intern at CNN International Commercial


"We have worked with Alishia on numerous events and have always been most impressed. Alishia is a consummate professional moderator who not only has a wide understanding and passion for business, but is someone who can keep a conversation on track and free flowing. We look forward to many more engagements."
- Stephen Horszowski - Commercial Head of Events - Arena Holdings -

"Alishia was the MC at a recent event that I was a guest panellist on and I was so incredibly impressed at how skilled she was - very warm, super prepared and quietly authoritative. She handled the speakers and conversations with aplomb and poise and it was really a pleasure to see such a professional in action."

- Niven Postma - HBR Contributor, Leadership Programmes -

"Alishia is most definitely one of the leading TV journalists in South Africa. I have always enjoyed our interactions, thoughtful conversations and the engaging questions that she posed. Alishia is always thoroughly prepared, professional and well respected in the marketplace."
- Martyn Davies - Managing Director: Emerging Markets, Automotive Industry Leader , Dean: Deloitte Alchemy School of Management -

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