Jeremy Bowen
Speaker Profile

BBC Middle East Editor, Author and Presenter Jeremy Bowen provides riveting anecdotes from a life reporting on the front line at some of the most fraught conflicts of the past twenty years.

Jeremy Bowen is a journalist with a vast knowledge and experience of the Middle East.  From 1995-2000, he was based in Jerusalem as the BBC’s Middle East Correspondent, winning awards from television festivals in New York and Monte Carlo, as well as a Best Breaking News report from the Royal Television Society on the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin.  During the Kosovo crisis of 1999, he reported extensively from the region, often in dangerous conditions, which included being robbed at gunpoint by bandits whilst reporting from the Albanian border.  Since June 2005 he has been working in the newly-created role of BBC Middle East Editor.

What the audience can expect
Jeremy presented the brilliant BBC 1 documentary, On the Front Line, which graphically portrayed what life is really like for journalists working under fire.  He is highly respected within his profession and in the wider public sphere.  

His presenting approach
Seasoned war correspondent Jeremy Bowen provides riveting anecdotes from a life reporting on the front line at some of the most fraught conflicts of the past twenty years.  Jeremy has covered hostilities from over 70 countries ranging from El Salvador, Somalia to the West Bank and his current role as the BBC’s Middle East Editor enables him to cast a welcome light onto one of the most complex areas of the world.

Jeremy presents in English.

Entertaining, Middle East Expertise, Motivational, Teamwork.


Jeremy’s talk was very well received, with positive feedback only! He talked for about 30 minutes about how his experiences, motivating film crews in difficult situations in the Middle East, related to the managers’ own roles in terms of motivating their own teams. The audience found him fascinating and inspirational and the 30 minute Q&A session following his talk could have gone on a lot longer as there was so much positive response to Jeremy’s speech. After the talk, Jeremy was wonderful at mingling with delegate and everyone there gound the enture experience of meeting him to be inspirational, motivational and uplifting.

Sue Balcom, Bakkavor Group

Bowen is a man with a thousand interesting stories to tell.

Jeremy Bowen provided a fascinating insight into the current situation in the Middle East and was an excellent after dinner speaker. He brought his own unique blend of charm and intelligence to the party, putting everyone at ease. The evening was a great success.

Canaccord Genuity

Further information
To find out what Jeremy Bowen could bring to your event or to make a booking, please contact Alice Saunders.