Derek O Brien – Keynote Speaker

Leader of the Trinamool Congress in the Rajya Sabha

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Specialist Subjects

  • India
  • Politics
  • Journalism


  • Hindi


Derek O’Brien, born in Kolkata, India, started his journey as a journalist for Sportsworld magazine yet soon moved to advertising. Subsequent to working as Creative Head of Ogilvy, O’Brien chose to concentrate all his vitality and ability in his passion – quizzing.


Today, O’Brien is Asia’s best-known quizmaster and the CEO of Derek O’Brien and Associates. He is the host of the longest-running entertainment show on Indian TV, the Cadbury Bournvita Quiz Contest, for which he was voted the Best Anchor of a Game Show at the Indian Television Academy Awards for many years.


In 2011, he was voted in to the Rajya Sabha as a member of Parliament and is the Leader of the Trinamool Congress in the Rajya Sabha.

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