Rachel Pether

Co-founder, The Speakeasy Club

Rachel Pether is a television host, professional emcee, investment professional, and published author. She is the co-founder of The Speakeasy Club, a venture built by her and Katherina Hicker, two communication professionals with a combined 30 years of experience in Fortune 500 companies. Driven by their passion for communications, they put their focus on developing an online course that teaches public speaking skills. 

Based in the Middle East since 2008, Rachel spent almost a decade at Mubadala, one of the region’s largest sovereign wealth funds, in its capital markets and treasury team. A CFA Charterholder and chartered treasurer, the Association of Corporate Treasurers named Rachel “The One to Watch” in 2014. She is currently a Senior Advisor at US-based investment manager SkyBridge Capital, and also the global emcee for their thought leadership conference, SALT. 

Rachel began her career as a journalist and spent five years with the BBC. She currently hosts two shows on FintechTV, Digital Asset Report and TheIMPACT. She acts as emcee for numerous international high-profile events such as SALT, AIM Summit, SWFI Summit Series, and the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. In 2009, Rachel published her first book and helped to establish a charity called Espoir so that sale proceeds could go towards supporting youth entrepreneurship. She is a member of Mensa as well as a board member at the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute. 




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