Henry Bonsu: Biography highlights
Henry Bonsu is a British African broadcaster and media consultant, who has become celebrated for his witty, engaging and incisive analysis of news and current affairs.
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Henry Bonsu’s Background
He is a regular panelist and reviewer on UK news channels ranging from the BBC to Sky, and topical discussion shows including ITV’s Good Morning and Channel 5’s Jeremy Vine. Henry also works as a freelance presenter on news channels including Times Radio conducting interviews on UK and US politics through to education and mental health. His knowledge of international affairs has also seen him appear on Al Jazeera, MSNBC, and TRT World, providing informed commentary on everything from Brexit to George Floyd.
Henry attributes his interest in global affairs to growing up in a Ghanaian household in Manchester and studying Modern Languages (German and French) at Magdalen College, Oxford. He started out as a print journalist writing features for the Manchester Evening News and the Voice Newspaper, before joining BBC News and Current Affairs, where he worked as a producer on Radio 4’s Today and Black Britain programmes, and as a presenter on Radio 5 Live and BBC London 94.9. He also wrote columns on politics, race and popular culture for The Times, Evening Standard, Express and The Guardian.
More recently, Henry has become a sought after moderator and Master of Ceremonies for both development agencies and corporations. He has built up a portfolio of international clients like the UNDP, WHO (Africa Region), UNHCR and the African Union, as well as public sector organisations here in the UK.
Henry has hosted major business gatherings including the African Banker Awards and Africa Oil Week. His corporate clients: AfAsia Bank, Maersk, KPMG, Amaris, and Cartier International see him as an ideal engaging host for ground-breaking summits on diversity and sustainability.
Henry also provides media training and consultancy to agencies and business clients which include handling media interviews, key messaging, crisis management, and scenario role play.
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Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards
“Henry’s presentation’s skills are remarkable and unique. His ability to work under pressure and understand the needs of both the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards and the finalists quickly are true assets. Last, but not least, Henry’s enthusiasm and sparkling personality makes him a wonderful person to work with.“
“Henry was a dynamic, entertaining facilitator who demonstrated a firm grasp of the issues and helped our delegates address some challenging subjects.“
The Oshun Partnership
“Henry is a consummate professional. The combination of his well-honed presentation skills, with an immense knowledge of African politics and history is compelling. He has a unique ability to engage audience and speakers alike with warmth and humour. We have worked together at many high level events in the UN and the World Bank, and I would thoroughly recommend him.“