Nadine Hani is an anchor for Al Arabiya News Channel based in Dubai, where she presents and co-produces the financial news programs “Al Aswaq Al Arabiya”, the highest rated business news shows on Arab television.
During the course of her work in Al Arabiya, she has interviewed some of the most influential decision makers in the Arab business world, and internationally, including U.S. treasury secretary Henry Paulson, President of the World Bank Robert Zoellick, Chairman and CEO of Disney for 20 years Michael Eisner, Chairman of Kingdom Holding company H.H. Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the Saudi minister of finance Dr. Ibrahim Abdulaziz Al-Assaf , Lebanese central bank governor Dr. Riad T. Salameh, Chairman of the Saudi capital market authority Dr. Abdulrahman A. Al-Tuwaijri, and Chairman of Emaar Properties Mohammed Ali Al Abbar.
Nadine Hani anchored Al Arabiya’s special coverage of the major GCC markets’ correction that wiped up to 50 percent of the market capitalization of GCC stocks at the beginning of 2006. Her experience however goes beyond the newsroom to the field, where she has reported live from the NYSE, and has done investigative reports from major Arab cities especially Riyadh, KSA.
She has also covered and reported from major international events and conferences, including the IMF and World Bank 2006 meetings held in Singapore, the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2008 and 2009 in Davos, and the Euromoney 2006 conference “Building the Future” in Riyadh. Nadine is often asked to moderate high profile conferences such as the panels at the World Economic Forum, and the “Leaders in Dubai”.
Nadine joined Al Arabiya in 2005 from CNBC Arabiya in Dubai, where she worked as a business news anchor, as well as hosting a personal finance show.
Previously she worked as a Private banking consultant for 2 international banks in Lebanon, ABN AMRO Bank and BNP Paribas, advising high net worth individuals on investment alternatives. She started her career in media presenting a daily summary of business news at MTV (Murr TV) in Lebanon, while working as a private banker, pioneering stock markets’ coverage in the Arab world.
A Procter & Gamble scholarship winner, Nadine graduated from the American University of Beirut with a Masters degree in Business Administration (with emphasis on finance).
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