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Joanna Andrews

Joanna Andrews is an award-winning British journalist with 18 years experience as an International journalist (both infront and behind the camera). She worked for Reuters in Europe and Asia, and CNBC for more than a decade in Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.

Joanna was a key player in developing the world’s first-ever truly global show ‘Worldwide Exchange’ on CNBC; broadcast live, simultaneously from London, New York and Singapore. She has produced several award winning shows.

She produced and reported on ‘Gateway to the Middle East’ travelling extensively around the MENA region, interviewing some of the best-known names from the region.  She was a regular attendee and participant at the World Economic Forum’s. 

Joanna has covered international news, politics and business for nearly two decades and has interviewed some of the world’s leading business players and politicians and newsmakers.  She has covered many historic events; including the 1997 Hong Kong handover, Olympic Games, Timor Crisis, Asian Tsumani and the Arab Spring and Uprising as well as many changes in governments around the world. 

She went on to become Editor of CPI Financial’s flagship magazine ‘Banker Middle East’ where she also launched and headed the company’s broadcast division. She joined the Habtoor Group in 2012 as Editor-in-chief of Al Shindagah and is actively involved in all the Group entites.

ARTICLES BY: JOANNA ANDREWS
Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor's Life Journey
Issue 139
FEATURE
The exhibit opened to its first visitors, a group of 30 prominent Emiratis, who were taken on a private tour of the high-tech space. As soon as they stepped thr...Read more
Inside the La Perle wardrobe
Issue 139
ENTERTAINMENT
Where did the inspiration for the costumes come from? The costumes were all designed by Phillipe Guillotel, who works very closely with Franco Dragone. He list...Read more
Polo Roundup
Issue 139
SPORTS
This is a new monthly addition to the Dubai Polo Circuit. It comprises of a series of 5 leagues played throughout the season, with a 4-6 goal handicapRead more
Al Habtoor Tennis Challenge: 20th Anniversary
Issue 139
SPORTS
Belinda Bencic defeated Croatia’s Ajla Tomljanovic in an exciting singles final. The 20-year-old Swiss claimed victory in the $100,000 Al Habtoor Tennis Challen...Read more
OPEN TALK 4
Issue 137
OPEN TALK
Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor invited a panel of experts to join him in the fourth Open Talk session. Read more
La Perle makes a splash
Issue 137
FEATURE
At last! Audiences have been wowed by the cast of Dubai’s first resident Las Vegas-style theatrical production La Perle. The spectacular show opened in style to...Read more
Meet Franco Dragone
Issue 137
INTERVIEW
Tell us about the story of La Perle and how you came up with the storyline? The characters we have created are inspired by traditional tales. They take us on...Read more
Optimal fitness
Issue 137
FEATURE
The artists train for around 40 hours a week in a range of locations including during rehearsals in the theatre and in the gym, training and toning their bodies...Read more
Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup Success for Habtoor Polo at premier polo tournament
Issue 137
AL HABTOOR GROUP NEWS
Mohammed Al Habtoor’s polo team, Habtoor Polo, played exceptionally in the prestigious Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup advancing all the way to the semi-finals of the...Read more
Dubai gets its own typeface
Issue 136
FEATURE
The Dubai Font, commissioned by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, was launched by The Executive Council of D...Read more