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Carolin Roth

Freelance Presenter and Reporter, CNBC International; Former full-time Anchor, CNBC International in London (2013-2018); Former Switzerland & Europe Correspondent, CNBC International (2007-2013)

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Since joining CNBC International in 2007, Carolin Roth has covered some of the biggest economic and business stories of the past decade. Having worked and lived in Zurich, London, and Germany, she is a European expert with a truly global view.

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Carolin Roth has 13 years of experience of Live TV as an international finance and business journalist at CNBC International. Fluent in both German and English, she has been with CNBC since 2007, reporting on air full-time since 2009 and is now a freelance presenter. Carolin has hosted all of CNBC International’s flagship shows, including Worldwide Exchange, European Closing Bell, and co-anchored Squawk Box (Europe) from CNBC's London studios, and contributed to CNBC and MSNBC programming in the US on a regular basis. Covering breaking news and getting instant analysis from top guests is where she feels at home, while she also thoroughly enjoys and excels at in depth discussions on bigger topics, ranging from innovations in technology and how they shape the future to politics and beyond.

During her time in London, Carolin also moderated CNBC's “Marketing|Media|Money”, a series that navigates the global advertising industry through the eyes of the senior marketers, as well as CNBC’s “Business Class”, a start-up show focusing on innovative business ideas. She also contributed to the channel’s technology-minded show called “The Edge”.

Carolin has covered key events for CNBC including the World Economic Forum, G7 summits, the European financial crisis out of Zurich and Frankfurt, the European debt crisis live out of Greece, Italy, Spain, Hungary, and Cyprus. She has also been at the forefront of political events as a reporter on the ground for several key elections, such as the German, UK, French, Greek and Dutch elections.
Additionally, Carolin has covered important trade shows, such as the Geneva Motor Show, OPEC meetings in Vienna, and attended the Advertising Festival in Cannes for CNBC International.

Carolin is an experienced conference moderator, covering topics from finance, economics, leadership, technological innovations, biotech and pharma, politics, climate, and energy for international clients. She feels most comfortable in an engaging, witty, informative discussion and never ceases to be curious.

Carolin has also contributed to leading political talk shows in Germany and written for German and English speaking publications. Carolin gained experience in the financial sector in Germany and the US before completing her master's degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Zurich. She has been named as one of the top 100 women in Switzerland.

She resides in Southern Germany with her husband and 3 kids. She enjoys skiing, tennis and watching sports.

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Her economics and finance background along with years of working at CNBC give Carolin an ample source of knowledge when it comes to assessing economic events, business trends and learnings from economic and financial shocks, such as the Great Financial Crisis or the European Debt Crisis or the COVID 19 crisis.

The need for decarbonisation is universally accepted – though every country and sector is moving at different speeds. Carolin has interviewed politicians, business leaders and activists on what it is needed to rein in the effects of climate change.

Bitcoin, Big data, Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, 3D printing, digitalisation up-scaling – these trends are changing the way we live, invest and work. They have been key topics of interviews and panels Carolin has moderated over the years.

Through her years of covering the European pharmaceutical sector, Carolin has deep insight and understanding of the trends in this area. She hasclosely followed the COVID 19 crisis and global race towards a vaccine.

Having grown up in Germany, Carolin’s understanding of historical events has been shaped by the country’s recent past involving the reunification of the West and the East. She has covered a wide section of geopolitical events, including Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the implications of the Trump presidency, the US-China trade war, Brexit, and German elections amid a rise of populist support.

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