Prior to joining Brunswick, Ikram worked as Deputy Managing Editor and led the business editorial team of Al Arabiya News Channel. Al Yacoub has previously worked closely with Saudi Aramco’s Sr. VP office of planning and development on various projects. She was also a visiting associate professor at Dubai School of Government in cooperation with Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Ikram holds an MBA from Cass Business School, City University, London. Prior to her MBA degree, Ikram has earned a master’s degree of International Political Economy of Resources from Colorado School of Mines, USA, where she focused on energy sustainability and economic valuation of natural resources. She also hold an executive diploma from University of Cambridge, Judge Business School and is a certified director by Mudaraa institute and IFC World Bank. She has published extensive business reportage and written many columns on the Middle East’s business environment.