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- Haslinda Amin is a Singaporean newscaster for Bloomberg. She is the Bloomberg TV Chief International Correspondent for South East Asia.
- She is also the host and executive producer of the TV programme ‘High Flyers’ broadcasted through Bloomberg Television Asia Pacific feeds.
- Haslinda is also a prominent conference moderator and has been a part of high-profile events such as the World Economic Forum, APEC, Singapore Summit, Deutsche Bank’s Women in Asian Business and World Islamic Banking Conference.
Career Background & Education :
- Born and educated in Singapore, Haslinda graduated from National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science.
- She started her career as a Markets reporter, reporting live from the trading floor.
- Later, she became the Chief Asia correspondent in 2006, reporting on breaking news and regional political events such as elections in India.
- In 2009, Haslinda was offered the role as an anchor for ‘The Trade,’ a 2-hour live segment show, focusing on market movements with analysis and commentary. She initially refused because it was not her field of expertise. Bloomberg promised training, and a combination of that and her tireless work reading up after work made her stint a success.
- In 2011, she became the Chief International Correspondent for South East Asia.
‘High Flyers’ :
- Haslinda has hosted and was the executive producer for a business-themed show called ‘High Flyers’ on Bloomberg TV.
- ‘High Flyers’ usually has Haslinda interviewing a prominent business leader in one of the capsules of the Singapore Flyer, a large Ferris-wheel structure similar to the London Eye.
- Over the first few seasons, she has interviewed prominent South-East Asian business leaders such as Tony Fernandes (CEO of Air Asia), Jimmy Choo (couture shoemaker), and celebrity chef Tetsuya Wakuda. Subsequent seasons saw more high powered business leaders being interviewed for the segment.
- The show was nominated for Best Talk Show in the Asian Television Awards in 2014.
Life Outside Work :
- Haslinda played netball in college as well as for the under-21 national squad. She had always wanted to play netball on a national level, but a bad knee injury shattered the dream, leaving her heartbroken. She recalled hobbling to classes using crutches for months with the help of her friend, Karl.
- She loves to travel, both for business and for leisure. One of her favourite places in New York is the Brooklyn bridge.