Jehan Casinader

Jehan Casinader
After Dinner Speaker, Broadcaster, Business Speaker, Debater, Facilitator, Host, Keynote Speaker, MC, Panelist, Political Commentator, Speaker, TV Presenter, Writer
Adventure, Business, Celebrity, Culture and the Arts, Economy and Finance, Entertaining, Environmental, Food and Wine, Health and Lifestyle, Inspirational, Leadership, Motivational, Politics, Social Media, Travel

Jehan Casinader is obsessed with great Kiwi stories. In 2016, he became the youngest-ever correspondent for TVNZ’s flagship current affairs programme, SUNDAY. He is a familiar face on Seven Sharp, where he was one of the original reporters.

With a particular interest in social issues, education, innovation and culture, Jehan has travelled the length and breadth of the country. Over the past eight years, he has interviewed Kiwis from all walks of life, including politicians, convicted killers, cancer battlers, survivors of near death experiences, and everyone in between. Jehan’s reporting has given him a unique insight into the shape of our country: what fires us up, what makes us proud, what excites us, and what makes us unique.

Journalism is in Jehan’s blood. He filed his first piece for TVNZ’s Holmes programme at the age of 13. Throughout his teens, he wrote for student media, before freelancing for newspapers and magazines. By 20, he had been a finalist twice at the Qantas Media Awards, and travelled the world filing stories for New Zealand media. He covered child abuse in Fiji and tsunami relief in the Solomons. He interviewed red carpet stars in New York and found Kiwi success stories in Egypt.

Jehan was born in Wellington but is now based in Auckland. He is passionate about creativity, and loves conversations about fresh ideas. Jehan says many of the best stories he has ever discovered are the ones that never made it to air.

We were delighted with the manner in which Jehan undertook his role. His preparation was thorough, and he was most effective in quickly making a strong connection with the audience. He worked very closely with me throughout the day so as to ensure our programme ran smoothly. The following piece of feedback I received after the event sums it up: "The MC is a ‘rock¬star’. He did his job brilliantly!"
Julie Hepburn, NZ Principals' Federation
Jehan was superb. We’re delighted with the vibe and verve he brought to the EPICNZ Conference as our MC. It was a dynamic role, given he wasn't just the MC, but also the facilitator and moderator of the panel sessions – and delivered that role with great style and effectiveness. Importantly, this included a snappy pace and he really supported the speakers to shine.
Craig Nicholson, Office of Ethnic Communities
Jehan was a superb MC for the day on Friday. In preparing for the day, I appreciated his professionalism and willingness to work with our plans, yet make useful suggestions for getting the best out of the day for participants. He went above and beyond to get a really good overview of our day and what we wanted to achieve. I have had nothing but positive feedback from a number of participants, who commented particularly positively about Jehan's ability to ask informed questions of speakers and maximise the opportunity for our teachers to hear key messages.
Kaylene Macnee
Jehan was excellent. He ran the session professionally, and was flexible with our agenda. He offered his own personal and industry insights that were both relevant and impactful. We were thrilled Jehan could support us in #HeforShe.
Gina -ANZ
Jehan was great. Our lunch event had speakers to juggle and Jehan was professional, clear, engaging and funny too. I would certainly recommend him as an MC or as a presenter.
Guy - ANZ
It is with pleasure to recommend Jehan as a fantastic and informative communicator. Jehan was one of our main guest speakers at The National Young Leaders Days (NYLD) for four years. Each year Jehan would deliver a captivating and inspiring message to the young secondary age students present. The thing I most admired about Jehan is that he had the ability to challenge the students each year about their role as leaders or what they were doing to make a difference. NYLD is all about inspiring and empowering a generation of leaders to lead themselves and others well, and Jehan was a great role model for this. Jehan was always efficient and reliable in his communication and this made our job so much easier.
Annette Fale Founder of NYLD, New Zealand
Jehan Casinader moderated a pre-election political debate for the Wellington Young Professionals in 2014. He had an acute awareness of current events and the then-present political landscape. Combined with a thorough understanding of a relatively broad brief, Jehan was engaging with a sharp wit and humour that kept the audience thoroughly entertained.
Jonathon Griffith Senior Solicitor/ RAINEY COLLINS
The Conference Planning Committee would like to sincerely thank you for the wonderful contribution you made to the success of the 2016 WRPP Conference. We have received very positive feedback about the conference and your slick management in your role as MC certainly contributed to that. Your professional approach and the media skills you were able to bring added great value to the programme. It was obvious that you had prepared for the event and we thank you for that.
Just want to say thanks for Jehan’s help at our conference. He did a great job and the feedback on the day was very positive. Jehan’s knowledge of our sector was invaluable, and allowed him to connect with the conference attendees. He really came into his own when hosting our two panel discussions. We have already booked Jehan for our team’s next event!
Nick Arnott - ATEED

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