Shivangini Arora (2004 - 2005)


Shivangini Arora

The Sauvé fellowship was a hugely defining experience - second to none- and one that has shaped my progress both personally and professionally.

Shivangini (Shivvy) is originally from Bangalore city, where she won state ranking in Economics and English and started her journalistic endeavours.

In 2009, Shivvy joined the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) in London, U.K. as as Multimedia Editor, and in 2011 was named Communications Manager (Global) in 2011. 

Prior to the IBLF, she worked with Thomson-Reuters, U.K., first as a multimedia reporter, producing news and editorial output for their Business and Finance portfolio, and subsequently as Business and Finance Website Editor.

Shivvy has prior experience as a foreign correspondent for various media outfits such as CNN’s Asia-affiliate channel, Reuters and UTVi.  From interviewing the late soul icon James Brown to producing and anchoring a half-hour TV special on poverty, no two days are ever the same. A seasoned international public speaker and debater, she was chosen to be a delegate at Harvard University’s ‘HPAIR 2006’ forum which discusses issues relevant to the Asia-Pacific region.

During her time as a Sauvé Scholar, she served as Senior Editor at the McGill International Review, reported stories for the university’s broadcasting station, devised a video commentary for the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and maintained a blog for the NFB’s Citizen Shift program

Following the Sauvé fellowship, Shivvy was selected as one of six non-EU candidates worldwide to receive a global grant from the European Commission and the International Consortium for Media to study and work in Europe. She holds a specialised European MA in Global Media, and was chosen as one of twenty ‘outstanding young journalists’ in Europe to attend an international reporting workshop in Prague on global economics.

Shivangini is passionate about television journalism, the performing arts and is an avid traveller.



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“Leaders must dream of changing the world.

They must have an inspired vision of the changes they want to make and be prepared to consecrate all
their energy to that purpose. A capacity to communicate their objectives is indispensable to sustain
the enthusiasm of their collaborators and their perseverance in action.”
— The Right Honourable Jeanne Sauvé, Opening Speech to the National Conference for Young Leaders, June 2-8, 1991