Editor in Chief, The National
Mina Al-Oraibi


Mina Al-Oraibi is Editor-in-Chief of The National, a daily English-language regional newspaper based in Abu Dhabi. Previously she was a Senior Fellow at the Institute for State Effectiveness (ISE) and a Yale World Fellow. At ISE she worked on developing policy recommendations for improved governance in the Middle East and North Africa region, with a focus on Iraq and Syria. Before that she was Editor-in-Chief of Asharq Alawsat, the international Arab-language daily newspaper, from 2011 to 2015, having served previously as the Washington Bureau Chief for the newspaper. She has written extensively on US and European policies in the Middle East and is a frequent guest on television and radio news programmes, including on the BBC. She is a Special Advisor to the Global Dignity Day Movement and a member of the Global Future Council on Regional Governance and the International Media Council. She was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2009. She has a BA (Hons) and an MA in Modern History from University College London.