Khatija joined Emirates NBD in June 2011 and is the Head of MENA Research for the bank. She focuses on GCC countries. Khatija started her career as an analyst at Deutsche Bank Securities in Johannesburg, South Africa, before taking up a position in the EMEA economics team at Deutsche Bank AG, London in 2001. During her seven years at Deutsche Bank, Khatija covered several countries in Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, before moving to Dubai at the end of 2008. As well as being a regular contributor on global and regional economic issues on Dubai Eye’s ‘Business Breakfast’ radio show, Khatija has had several articles published in regional business magazines and her views are frequently quoted in the financial press.