Lara Habib

Lara Habib

Senior Presenter at Al Arabiya

Short Biography

Lara started her career as a research analyst in Blom Bank, which is one of the largest Lebanese banks, and worked there for 3 years. She then moved to CNBC Arabiya where she presented the main business programs for two years.    

Lara joined Al-Arabiya News Channel in 2006 as the presenter and producer of "Aswaq al-Kuwait", which was a weekly program that tackled sensitive topics in the Kuwaiti market. Simultaneously, she reported daily on the stock market and the major economic developments. She moved back to Dubai in 2008 to present "Aswaq al-Arabiya" programs, which are the main business bulletins that follow the daily performance of the Arab and international stock markets. The show hosts daily decision makers and CEOs of top companies.    

During the course of her work, Lara covered several conferences which include the annual WEF meetings in Davos, the IMF-World Bank meetings, the 3rd Opec Summit, the 8th GCC Banking Conference, the 3rd World Future Energy Summit and the 4th Global Competitiveness Forum. She has also interviewed some of the most influential people in the local and international business world including IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, former World Bank presidents Robert Zoellick and James Wolfenson, Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell, GE Chairman & CEO Jeff Immelt, Head of Kuwait Investment Authority Mr Badr Al-Saad and Emaar Chairman Mohammed Al-Abbar.    

Lara is of Lebanese origin, and holds an MBA from the Lebanese American University (LAU), in Beirut. She speaks Arabic, English and French

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