In 2014 Lerato Mbele was nominated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Switzerland and is a renowned Journalist and broadcaster for the BBC.
Lerato is currently a presenter of the Africa Business Report on BBC World News.
She began her broadcasting career at the SABC in 1999, rising to become an anchor for its programme News at Ten. In 2007 she joined CNBC Africa at its launch as one the channel’s senior business presenters. While at CNBC she hosted and covered a number of business events such as the World Economic Forum.
As presenter of the Africa Business Report she visits various countries in Africa filming inserts on different sectors of their economies and also interviewing entrepreneurs and leading business personalities.
Lerato has a Master’s Degree in Development Studies from the University of London and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Cape Town.