KC Sullivan, President and Managing Director of CNBC International, rang the market-opening bell at Nasdaq Dubai to celebrate the launch of the networks new studio at the exchange.
CNBC broadcasts key interviews from the studio as well as insights on the Middle East financial markets and economy to a global audience. Business leaders interviewed since broadcasting began last week include DAMAC chairman Hussain Sajwani and Careems CEO and co-founder Mudassir Sheikha.
The studio is located at MarketSite in Nasdaq Dubais premises in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).
KC Sullivan, President and Managing Director of CNBC International, said: Our new home at Nasdaq Dubai is already playing an important role in delivering a deeper focus on the Middle East business story to our global audience. We aim to further enhance our editorial presence across the region.
His Excellency Essa Kazim, Governor of DIFC, said: The CNBC International studio is a valuable addition to the media and communications landscape in Dubai. Its launch underlines DIFCs commitment to further developing its role as the regions international financial hub through vibrant discourse and information sharing.
The CNBC studio at Nasdaq Dubai MarketSite contributes to the networks international programming, including its morning show Capital Connection, fronted by Hadley Gamble in Abu Dhabi and Nancy Hungerford in Singapore.
Abdul Wahed Al Fahim, Chairman of Nasdaq Dubai, said: CNBCs arrival makes an important contribution to Dubais role as a communications gateway between the Middle East and other regions of the world. The media plays a vital part in promoting accurate understanding and informed decision-making.
Hamed Ali, Chief Executive of Nasdaq Dubai, said: High quality journalism is a crucial element of the knowledge exchange that drives the success of financial services and other businesses, for the benefit of their customers and the wider economy. CNBCs presence at Nasdaq Dubai MarketSite underlines the exchanges role in promoting the development of the capital markets in the region and internationally.
Nasdaq Dubai hosts a range of thought leadership and financial markets activities at MarketSite as well as market-opening bell-ringings for issuers and other companies.
DIFC is home to more than 2,000 active registered companies, with a combined workforce of over 22,000 professionals. Dubai hosts the Middle East headquarters of many leading international businesses as well as its own prominent enterprises.