Gabriela grew up in Switzerland and has lived in Hong Kong, the Philippines, New York (USA) and Dubai (UAE) before settling back home to Zurich, Switzerland. Gabriela gets her exotic looks from her Filipina mother and Swiss father. Gabriela has worked as a broadcaster in Switzerland, Germany, Monaco and South-East-Asia as well as attaining a Bachelors degree from the University of Berne, Switzerland in Business Administration (Cum Laude) as well as an MBA with honors (Magna Cum Laude) from St. Gallen Business School (Hochschule St. Gallen aka HSG), specializing in marketing, services and communication.
She has interviewed high profile individuals from the world of film, music, business and fashion. Highlights of her recent work include interviewing celebrities including John Travolta, Oliver Stone, Dani DeVito, Michael Keaton, Bob Geldof and Lionel Richie as well as personalities from more business-related fields like American economist and political thinker, Jeremy Rifkin and the Swedish economist, writer and speaker, Kjell Anders Nordström. In those roles, due to her multilingual skills in (Swiss-) German, French and English, she also acts as script-writer and producer. On a more corporate level she's presented at international events on behalf of some major corporations -for example Nissan at EVER in the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, for Eurocopter’s EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style helicopter launch at Ebace, Geneva, and for Maurice Lacroix, presenting and interviewing the brand ambassador Henrik Fisker at Baselworld.
Gabriela has presented and produced her own weekly shows such as My Day Dubai for My ZenTV (Paris), The Good Life for Physique TV (UAE) , City Pulse (UAE) and Local Success (UAE). When she was pregnant she hosted a maternity "mom-to-be" show which was a spin-off to "The Good Life" on Physique TV. She interviewed renowned fashion designer Angela Missoni, who gave their insight and advice on how to prepare for motherhood.
As the official partner of the Dubai Jazz Festival she produced and presented a series of videos including an exclusive interview with Deep Purple and 3 Doors Down. She's also hosted a variety of high profile and international corporate events for big names such as the Dubai International health Tourism Forum (DIHTF), Schneider Electric's launch of Acti9 in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) where she was a moderator at the TAITRA delegation summit to Dubai and Abu Dhabi and the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Award Night. Gabriela has also been chosen by Harper's Bazaars's Best Dressed.
Gabriela is a mother of two girls. Her biggest joy in life is spending time with her family. She values her friendships with her long-standing friends and enjoys being in nature, hiking in the mountains, snowboarding, yoga, swimming in the Swiss lakes, baking and doing arts and crafts with her children.
Her key attribute is versatility as she is equally comfortable and capable of presenting in "lighter" subjects, such as celebrity news or fashion, as she is for more intellectual subjects like business or high arts.
Producer: Overseeing each video production project from conception to completion which include screenwriting, scheduling the shoot, pulling together all the strands of creative and practical talent involved in the project to create a team and directing. Videos include corporate videos, event videos, marketing videos, internet video productions and training videos.
Presenter: Presenting information and/or opinions, introducing people and elements of the show, interviewing guests, linking between segments of the show and taking part in onscreen activities.
Events: Hosting or presenting a show as the master of ceremonies (MC) for corporate, cultural (film, music, literature) and charity events.
Communication Consultant: Creating compelling as well as original content and developing relevant, timely and interesting messages through media outreach and social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube etc.