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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
A Boy from Shindagah: When Home was a Hut
Issue 141
CULTURE
I was raised as a fighter during an era filled with obstacles to survival. The bare necessities for life were scarce. We dug wells for brackish water infested w...Read more
Scaling New Heights
Issue 141
ENTERTAINMENT
Slava started his career as a young gymnast in Belarus. Hard work and perseverance resulted in him competing for the national team, and eventually securing a jo...Read more
La Perle by Dragone, An award-winning show
Issue 141
ENTERTAINMENT
La Perle by Dragone proved victorious after being shortlisted in a category of 10 top shows. A major feat in its first year of existence, and reinforcing its st...Read more
First tenants move into The Residence Collection
Issue 141
FEATURE
The first residents of Meera Tower at The Residence Collection, Al Habtoor City have moved into their new homes. Meera Tower, available for rent, incorporates 3...Read more
Khalaf Al Habtoor Launches $500,000 Children’s Fund in Illinois
Issue 140
COVER STORY
On a cold day in early February in Amercia’s MidWest, Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor warmed the hearts of everyone as he launched a $500,000 children’s fund in Central...Read more
Meet Olivier Milchberg
Issue 140
ENTERTAINMENT
French-born Olivier is no stranger to creations by Dragone – one of the world’s most sought-after artistic directors. Before working on La Perle Olivier worked ...Read more
A Journey to Kazan
Issue 140
AL HABTOOR GROUP NEWS
Al Habtoor took a delegation to the southwest Russian city of Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan in early February where he met President Rustam Minnikhanov and lo...Read more
Polo Roundup
Issue 140
SPORTS
The Julius Bear Gold Cup, the region’s most high-profile polo tournament, is currently underway at the upmarket equestrian centre, the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & ...Read more
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