Multilingual Maria Ramos has worked as a TV news presenter and reporter for several major international channels.
She now presents flagship programmes for TRT World in Istanbul after key on-screen roles at the BBC, Bloomberg and CNBC in the UK and Middle East.
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During her years in the region, Maria Ramos has worked as a newsreader in Bahrain and also reported from Syria, Jordan, Turkey and the UEA. She has her own flagship news programme, News Hour with Maria Ramos, that she presents live from Istanbul. In London, she hosted Bloomberg TV’s breakfast world news, covering the breaking news of the 2008 financial crisis from London and Spain.
Breaking news stories include Abu-Bakr Al Bahgdadi’s assassination, the stepping down of UK Prime Minister Theresa May, Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe’s resignation, President Trump’s first visit to North Korea, and Jamal Khashoggi’s death in Istanbul. She has also covered the Turkish presidential elections and is often a relief presenter for TRT World’s flagship current affairs show, The Newsmakers.
She has also worked for The Miami Herald in Central America, Le Monde newspaper in Senegal, Madagascar and Mauritius, and Milan for Time Magazine.
She has worked closely with the CEO of Formula-E, taking the company from a startup to a fully-fledged global series in just three years. She has been pivotal in successfully establishing global brand and media relationships worldwide.
As well as English, Maria speaks French, Italian, Spanish, and basic Arabic.
Over the years, Maria has served as a member of many boards, including as the chairperson of the Banking Association of South Africa, co-chair of The United Nations’ Task Force on Digital Financing of Sustainable Development Goals, and was appointed to the World Bank-International Monetary Fund High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable and Inclusive Recovery and Growth in 2021.
Maria is also a highly acclaimed and in-demand host, primarily for the United Nations but also for other international conferences and events.
She regularly works as a conference host, master of ceremonies, and event moderator, particularly for events with a humanitarian, global or political background. Clients include:
– UNDP and Atlantic Council launch of ‘Turkey’s Refugee Resilience’ Report (2020 – host)
– Launch of UNFPA #SWOT2020 (2020 – host)
– UNDP Local Solutions to Migration and Displacement (2019 – moderator)
– TRT World Forum (2019 – host)
– Trust and Truth in Journalism (2019 – host)
– International Humanitarian Forum (2018 – host)
– TRT World Forum (2018 – host)
– Government/UN Forum on Sustainable Development (2018 – host and moderator)
– UNDP Istanbul Development Dialogues (2018 – host)
– Credit Suisse (host)
– Current Affairs
– International Affairs
– The Refugee Crisis
– The Environment and Sustainability
– Formula E
– The Middle East
Maria did once again a fantastic job moderating the launch of UNDP-Atlantic Council joint report on refugees resilience. She has a unique ability to both raise the profile of the event to the highest standards while creating a warm atmosphere engaging panellists and presenters. Refugee issues are close to her heart, which is really key to keep the energy focussed during and beyond the event.
Bastien Revel, Inter-Agency Coordinator, UNDP Turkey
Maria’s presentation, moderation and professional touch added a special element which contributed immensely to this important event. It was a pleasure to work with Maria.
Defne Sadiklar Arslan, Director, Atlantic Council in Turkey
Magnificent 5-star performance by internationally acclaimed presenter Maria Ramos. She showed heart, personality and passion for the conference and the cause.
Claudio Tomasi, UNDP-Turkey Director
Maria did an amazing job moderating the high-profile online launch of our flagship report. She was professional, well-prepared and engaged, and her energy and presence contributed significantly to the success of the event.
Alanna Armitage, Director, UNFPA Eastern Europe and Central Asia
TRT World anchor Maria Ramos was a highly professional MC for the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union’s Global News Forum in Istanbul.
Wendy Everett, ABU Director News
I had the pleasure to meet Maria and it exceeded my expectations for her fantastic moderating skills during a high-level forum on Sustainable Development that was co-organised by the United Nations and the government of Azerbaijan in Baku. Maria was assertive in interacting with high-level delegates including her respect for protocol and rightly putting subject matter for discussion in an easy to understand manner.
Delawar Barekzai, United Nations Senior SDG Advisor
Whether Maria moderates a session with 4-5 participants or she holds one-on-one talks and discussions, she always keeps the debate alive, captures the attention of the audience as well as bringing joy to the Forum.
Onur Kanan, TRT World Forum