Lubna Hamdan – Speaker / Presenter

Business journalist

Lubna Hamdan rose from intern to editor of top news publication Arabian Business in just four years, becoming its youngest ever editor at 25. By cultivating a massive network of influential sources around the world, she’s landed a string of exclusive interviews including with Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris, fashion icon Elie Saab, Vice co-founder Shane Smith, beauty magnate Huda Kattan, entrepreneurial legend Fadi Ghandour and advisor to the President Ivanka Trump. Her biggest strength, however, is investigative journalism, through which she’s broken exclusive news including the collapse of private equity giant Abraaj, the financial inner workings of struggling construction company Drake & Scull, the dramatic fall of healthcare chain NMC Health and the epic escape of automotive magnate Carlos Ghosn. Her stories have been referenced on the Dubai Financial Market and across media platforms around the Middle East. Now, she’s delving into the world of YouTube with her weekly talk show Greenback, where she interviews the biggest, richest and most admired names in the world of business.