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About Simone

Simone Heng is a former radio broadcaster, sought-after emcee and  professional keynote speaker on Human Connection. She is the founder of Simone Heng Speaking Pte Ltd through which she also provides premium executive presentation skills and confidence coaching.

She has spoken at both Google (2018) and hosted at the United Nations (2017) . In 2019 she was awarded Asia’s Top Youth Marketeer 2019 at the Asia Youth Women Netizen Marketing Excellence Awards.

Simone has worked as a broadcaster in Australia, Asia and the Middle East for brands like Virgin Radio, Southern Cross Austereo, HBO Asia and CNN for over a decade. In 2015 Simone relocated to Singapore where she was on air for 4 years with the city’s leading English-language radio station Class 95FM.


Simone began her career in Singapore in 2005 as an entertainment TV host for regional cable network, HBO Asia. In late 2008 she was offered a package to move to Dubai where she went on to establish herself as an announcer for Virgin Radio International as part of its heavily buzzed-about Dubai station. During her 5 years in Dubai, Simone also hosted CNN International’s “CNN Go” luxury special. Simone was nominated four years in a row as Personality of the Year in the Best in Dubai Awards.

As an emcee, Simone’s live hosting skills have been employed by some of the most exciting and high profile lifestyle events on the planet, including the 8th University Scholars Leadership Symposium at the United Nations, the launch of the world’s tallest hotel, The JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, The World Travel Awards, The Dubai International Film Festival, The Prudential Art Awards, The Singapore International Film Festival and The Asian Business Leaders Forum Awards. She has captivated audience members that have included ambassadors, United Nations youth leaders, heads of state, knights of the British Empire and A-list celebrities.

Some of her interview highlights include; Arsenal Football Club, Dua Lipa, Josh Groban, Charli XCX, Anne Marie, Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian, Naomi Campbell, Lewis Hamilton, Gerard Butler, Adriana Lima, Patricia Field, David Gandy, Dev Patel, Danni, Josh Groban, Dannii Minogue, Donna Karan and Giuliana Rancic. 



Broadcasting clients

International MC

Simone Heng has hosted over 1000 events across the globe. Her lightning-quick wit, approachability and high energy level has seen her work with an array of clients and genres. From the starting lines at marathons to fashion retail launches, film festivals and corporate dinners.

Latest News

NEW Speech: The Importance of Human Connection in the Future Workforce
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So you guys may know that I have been working super hard for the past almost 2 years on my work as a keynote speaker and particularly on research on Human Connection. Here is the distillation of many months of work. I hope it touches you and moves you: Thanks so much to New Campus…

Clarins NEW V Shaping Facial Lift Launch
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I was delighted to host the launch of the Clarins V Studio Pop Up in Ion and talk all things beauty with the public. You can check the video here of the activation and space:     View this post on Instagram   How to create BIG energy with minimal sleep? 😴 Do you have…

Honeycombers Personal Branding Panel
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It was great to be a guest on this panel for Honeycombers alongside Sandra Cameron from Pardon My French PR and Olga Iserlis of Adagio Events. Here is a summary of my thoughts on Personal Branding.