Lisa Oake

Lisa Oake is a Canadian born journalist with sixteen years of experience covering global economics, business and politics for CNBC. She has moderated conferences for some of the biggest companies in the world including Standard Chartered Bank & Morgan Stanley.

Lisa joined CNBC in 1998 and was co-anchor of the network’s top-rated flagship morning program Squawk Box. Her experience conducting live interviews translates into lively and thought-provoking panel discussions. She is known for asking tough questions so conference attendees feel they have been exposed to fresh perspectives and ideas.

Lisa has interviewed numerous CEOs, central bank governors and heads of state including Indonesia’s Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Thailand’s Abhisit Vejjajiva, New Zealand’s Helen Clarke and Canada’s Kim Campbell.

She holds a Master’s degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario.

Lisa’s key strength is panel moderation and acting as a Master of Ceremonies.


“Not only is Lisa exceptionally talented, articulate, and professional, she managed to draw the audience in with her grace and engaging style. She did an extraordinary job. Our post-conference feedback survey showed our participants overwhelmingly enjoyed this session best of all!”
~ Peter Nesbitt, Canada-ASEAN Business Forum

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