Opening Ceremony

Ghida Fakhry

Ghida Fakhry

International broadcast journalist

Ghida Fakhry is a veteran international broadcast journalist with over 25 years experience working with some of the world’s major television news networks. Before relocating to London, she was based in Washington DC where she served as Host and Executive Producer for TRT World’s flagship programs:  Inside America with Ghida Fakhry, a weekly US political program and Bigger than Five, a monthly global affairs program.


As a former Lead Anchor in the Americas broadcast center of Aljazeera English, Ghida reported extensively from the United Nations headquarters in New York, conducting in-depth sit-down interviews with several heads of state and government. She also hosted the award-winning program, Witness.

Over the last two decades, Ghida has moderated high-level panels with world leaders and Nobel laureates, as well as leading economists, politicians, human rights activists and renowned artists. She is a highly-experienced and sought-after moderator who combines a deep understanding of global issues with sharp interviewing skills and an ability to steer dynamic and engaging discussions around some of the world’s most pressing and challenging issues.

Ghida Fakhry has chaired high-level panels for the World Economic Forum in Davos, South Africa and the Dead Sea; the UN and its Specialized Agencies; the World Bank; the Nobel Center; the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates; the Doha Forum, the Prince Claus Fund; the World Minds Symposium and other leading international non-governmental organizations.

Ghida holds a Masters degree in International Relations from Boston University, European Programs and a Masters degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Fluent in English, French and Arabic, Ghida is also conversational in Spanish.