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About Simone

Simone Heng is a broadcasting talent with rare global appeal. She has worked as a broadcaster in Australia, Asia and the Middle East for brands like Virgin Radio, HBO Asia and CNN.

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 international celebrities.

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She 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, endorsed Ponds and Dove Arabia and judged the fashion on the field at the Dubai World Cup.

Simone was nominated four years in a row as Personality of the Year in the Best in Dubai Awards. She was also named one of Elle Arabia’s “It Girls,” was chosen by Chanel to represent the brand for their Little Black Jacket and Numéros Privés Exhibition and was one of the most photographed women in the city.

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

In 2014, Simone returned to Australia and immediately began work on air with Western Australia’s number 1 music station Mix 94.5FM, adding the highly competitive Southern Cross Austereo network to her international CV.

Simone is currently based in Singapore where she hosts Love Songs with Simone Heng from 8pm to 12am on Singapore’s leading English-language radio station Class 95FM. In 2017, she also hosted the culinary TV reality show, Eat List Star, on Mediacorp Channel 5 which won the Best Entertainment category at the Asia Pacifc Broadcasting Awards 2017.

 

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Broadcasting clients

International MC

Simone Heng has hosted over 800 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.

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Google Keynote Speech #SteppingUp
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An absolute career highlight was being asked to recently speak at Google’s annual “How She Does It Event.” Each invited speaker was tasked with telling their story on the theme of #steppingup in just 7 to 10 minutes. There was only 1 story for me that was obvious. Leaving Dubai to go back to Perth…

Mastercard’s Crazy Rich Asians End of Year Party
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I was really pleased to be booked to host this hugely fun “Crazy Rich Asians.” I had a great time dressing to theme. Thank you Cinq Salon for my hair. Thank you so much Mastercard for choosing me! http://simoneheng.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Video_2018-12-04_18-02-41.mp4

Human Connection Keynote at Nanyang Technological University
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I have been working on my Human Connection Keynote for 16 months, interviewing people and researching. But to be honest, the speech has been in development for 13 years, my entire career! The keynote still has more work to go in terms of polishing but I am so grateful to Nanyang Technological University for allowing…