Mia Saini Duchnowski

CEO & Co-Founder
Oars + Alps

Mia Saini is the CEO and Co-Founder of Oars + Alps, a direct-to-consumer men’s skin & body care company focused on the millennial guy. After 5 years on camera, Saini left the world of television to pursue her startup. Saini was a New York-based reporter for Bloomberg Television. She previously worked in Bloomberg's Hong Kong TV studio for over three years. Saini, who covers business, economics and finance, brings Wall Street experience as well as a background in financial journalism. While in Hong Kong, Saini interviewed Microsoft's new Chairman John Thompson, Virgin Group's Chairman Sir Richard Branson, WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell, and many others.

Prior to joining Bloomberg in June 2011, Saini served as an anchor and reporter for Forbes.com. She reported from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland as well as interviewed prominent business leaders including Warren Buffett, former FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair, Blackstone co-founder Pete Peterson, former Bear Stearns CEO Ace Greenberg, SAP CEO Bill McDermott and more. Earlier in her career, Saini was a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs, working in hedge fund sales and marketing. There, she helped establish strategic relationships with hedge funds representing over $1.2 billion in portfolio value.

Saini holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Saini was a double major at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in neuroscience and media studies and a double minor in civil engineering and management science from MIT Sloan School of Management. While at MIT, she interned at NASA Ames Research Center doing artificial intelligence research. She was featured in Glamour Magazine as one of their Top Ten College Women. 

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