Jen Blandos communications coach

Hisham Al Ayass

Veteran Broadcast Journalist and Financial Reporter 

Hisham is a veteran broadcast journalist, recognised across the Middle East as one of the most respected news anchors in Arabic business television. Previously he was Head of Business News at Qatar TV, charged with establishing a new business news division where he will lead a team of reporters and producers covering all major business news in the region. Prior to his work in Qatar, he worked as a senior financial analyst and presenter at CNBC Arabia where he was involved with live coverage of all major regional and international financial markets, detailed analysis of stock markets, currencies, oil, corporate and earnings news. Hisham also regularly moderates forums and panel sessions across the Middle East. Before joining CNBC, Hisham was the head of international brokerage at Shuaa Capital, a leading regional investment bank based in Dubai, an associate director at Barclays private banking, and an investment manager at Citibank. Hisham holds a BA and MBA in banking and finance and a second postgraduate degree in international business. Hisham has also provided media training and coaching for more than 20 Cabinet Ministers in the Gulf.