Based in Abu Dhabi, she also provides counsel to clients on geopolitical issues, and co-manages Brunswick’s relationship with the World Economic Forum. Over the course of her career, Youmna has interviewed over 500 political, social, and cultural figures including such luminaries as former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange, former US Senator John McCain, and Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho.
She brings over 15 years of experience in broadcast media and was previously the Head of the English News division at Future Television, and the Beirut Correspondent for China’s Global TV Network (CGTN).
A sought-after speaker and moderator, Youmna regularly takes part in panels, most recently at Davos in 2022 and 2016, the latter as a Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum.
Youmna earned her Master’s degree in International Business and International Relations from New York University, and received her Bachelor’s in Political Science from the American University of Beirut.