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Nima Abu-Wardeh

English/Arabic broadcast journalist specialising in Arab issues

Nima Abu Wardeh is an award winning journalist, columnist and broadcaster. Regarded as a thought leader, she is approached by think-tanks, the corporate world and government entities for her insight. Nima regularly chairs and is a speaker at regional and global gatherings, and has worked alongside the United Nations, the World Economic Forum, and Think Tanks both at a regional and global level.

Nima presented BBC World’s business and finance programme, Middle East Business Report for its 11 year lifetime and was part of the team that set it up. Before the launch of MEBR, Nima was a regular regional commentator and guest on the Radio 4 programme Four Corners, and BBC World’s Dateline London.

She has written opinion pieces for Forbes Arabia and has taught media courses at Zayed University in the UAE as a visiting lecturer.

Nima Abu Wardeh’s passion for empowering people, saw her create UAE Saves Week to enable people to change their daily behaviour with money and set them on the path to financial empowerment and their own sustainability. Her initiative trended on Twitter. She writes about money and life as a weekly columnist with The National, the UAE’s flagship newspaper. She has a special interest in behavioural economics.

Nima’s Msc in BioMedical Engineering and her varied interests mean she is multi-genre and has a broad knowledge base.

Nima currently sits on the Advisory Board of the University of Surrey’s GSA and has previously served on the Arab Thought Foundation’s Advisory Committee and was a board member of the World Congress for History Producers.

Nima Abu Wardeh’s episode on Dubai for BBC World’s ‘My City’ won the Association of International Broadcasting award in 2013. She was named New Arab Woman Forum’s WOW media award winner for 2013, and was awarded the Women and Entrepreneur Leadership Award in 2014 by the World Women Leadership Congress.

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I wanted to tell you that you were the most impressive “presenter” I have ever encountered (and, trust me, I encounter dozens of them every year in every country in the world). Normally, presenters give well crafted introductions of the speakers. They research their subjects and so on and so forth. But they don’t listen!!! You, on the other hand, paid attention to what was said, commented intelligently on the contributions, related the main ideas of two or more different speakers. In sum, you did an extraordinary job. And I am glad that I have the opportunity to tell you!

Xavier Sala-i-Martin

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    £7k to £15k

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    £7k to £15k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

Travels From

  • United Arab Emirates


Arabic, English

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