A&E doctor | Broadcaster | Freelance Reporter | Film Maker
Who Am I
Saleyha Ahsan is a UK born doctor cum journalist, a Sandhurst alumna, with a spooky profile. She has been active in warzones including Bosnia, Libya and Syria.
A freelance reporter, film maker and A&E doctor with a Sandhurst background. She has traveled to conflict zones in North Africa and Asia and made films and news reports including Libya, Syria, Bosnia, Palestine, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. She appeared with "Dr Rola" in the controversial 2013 video shown on the BBC's Panorama news programme calling for humanitarian bombings of Syria.
Specializing in reports of suffering from war zones, Ahsan has had a remarkable career as a journalist, producing films for a variety of different UK TV and radio programmes, national newspapers and journals. She is a columnist for the Guardian and has written for the Lancet and the New Internationalist. She works for Knight Ayton as a "news and current affairs presenter". In 2014, she narrated "How did WW1 change the way we treat war injuries today?" for the BBC.
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.