Derek O’Brien began his professional career as a sports journalist with Sportsworld,
but soon shifted to advertising and worked at Ogilvy as Creative Head. Derek is
primarily known as Asia’s best known quiz master and CEO of Derek O’Brien & Associates.
He also hosts the longest running corporate quiz show, The Economic Times brand
equity quiz. Keeping abreast with times, Derek is credited with hosting quiz on
Twitter in 2010.
Apart from conducting live quizzes across the length and breadth of India Derek
O’Brien also conducts quiz outside India like US, UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar
and Pakistan. In addition to all this he has authored numerous reference and quiz
books for Penguin, making him Penguin’s largest selling author.
In the year 2004, he joined the All India Trinamool Congress political party thus
beginning his political career and became the Member of Parliament of Rajya Sabha