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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
Investor-friendly Hungary
Issue 134
FEATURE
The Al Habtoor Group Chairman told the 300-plusstrong audience that Hungary has a competitive edge over the more mature markets in Europe, which he believes hav...Read more
The return of an old favourite
Issue 134
FEATURE
The Metropolitan Hotel was a landmark building on Sheikh Zayed Road for many years. Built in 1979, it was once one of the first hotels in Dubai and the only bui...Read more
Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series
Issue 134
SPORTS
The UAE Polo Team was crowned the new champion of the McLaren Cup, the first event in the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series. Team UAE, whose patron is Her Highness She...Read more
Mahra Polo Team wins the Polo Masters Cup
Issue 134
SPORTS
Mahra Polo Team walked away with the Polo Masters Cup 2017 for the second year running, after defeating Habtoor Polo Team 8-4. The team was made up of patron Ra...Read more
Al Habtoor City HOTEL COLLECTION LAUNCHES IN STYLE
Issue 133
FEATURE
It was the evening of Wednesday 6 December 2016. Nearly 600 VIP guests gathered in the spectacular landscaped Versailles-style gardens of The St. Regis Dubai. C...Read more
Dubai Water Canal Opens
Issue 133
FEATURE
The Dubai Water Canal was inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai on...Read more
Khalaf Al Habtoor Hospital opens in Northern Lebanon
Issue 133
PHILANTHROPY
The Khalaf Al Habtoor Hospital was recently opened in Hrar Akkar, a remote Northern Village of Lebanon where there had been a shortage of medical services, spec...Read more
Giving hope to victims of breast cancer in the UAE
Issue 133
PHILANTHROPY
The Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Foundation (KAHF) recently launched Hope, a breast cancer awareness initiative, in October raising AED 1.7 m at its inaugural event....Read more
Hsieh Su-wei claims title
Issue 133
SPORTS
Hsieh Su-wei emerges winner of the 2016 Al Habtoor Tennis Challenge at the Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection in mid- December.Read more
IS ANYBODY LISTENING?
Issue 132
POLITICS
Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor launched ‘Is Anybody Listening?’ at The Astor Ballroom at The St. Regis Dubai at Al Habtoor City on Thursday 13 October, 2016. The ballr...Read more