Mina Al-Oraibi is an Iraqi-British journalist. She is the Editor in Chief of The National, a daily newspaper based out of Abu Dhabi. Mina took up her position at The National after spending time at Yale University in 2015, where she was a Yale World Fellow. Before starting her fellowship at Yale, Mina was the Assistant Editor-in-Chief of Asharq Alawsat, the international Arab-language daily. She has written extensively on U.S. and European policies in the Middle East, covered diplomatic affairs of the region, in addition to conducting high profile interviews including with U.S. President Barack Obama, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Iraqi President Barham Salih.
Al-Oraibi has contributed to numerous publications and is a frequent guest on television and radio news programs, including on BBC, CNN and Al Jazeera. She is a Special Advisor to the Global Dignity Day Movement and a member of the International Media Council. She was named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
She completed her Bachelors of Arts (Hons) and Masters of Arts in Modern History from University College London.