Mina Al-Oraibi is the editor-in-chief of The National. An Iraqi-Briton, Mina has over 15 years of experience covering Middle Eastern, European and American affairs. She has conducted several high profile interviews, including with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Iraqi President Barham Salih, president of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim and Yemeni President Abdrabu Mansur Hadi. Prior to assuming her current role, Mina was a senior fellow at the Institute for State Effectiveness and a Yale World Fellow. At ISE, Mina is working on developing policy recommendations for improved governance in the Mena region, with a focus on Iraq and Syria. Mina is an adviser to the Global Dignity Day movement and a member of the International Media Council. She is also a member of the board of trustees of the American University in Iraq, Sulaimani. Mina was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. She completed her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Master of Arts in Modern History at University College London.