Arabian Business Power 500 2013
Thu 21 Mar 2013 10:28 AM
Wadah Khanfar
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Wadah Khanfar

Industry: Culture & Society

Company: Al Sharq Forum

Designation: President

Country: Qatar (Palestine)

He is now the President of Al Sharq Forum, an independent network dedicated to developing long-term strategies for political development, social justice and economic prosperity of the people of the Middle East.

He previously served as the director general of the Al Jazeera Network. He has been ranked by Foreign Policy magazine in 2011 as the first in The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers, and in Fast Company as the first in the 100 Most Creative People in Business (2011). During his tenure Al Jazeera went from a single channel to a media network with multiple properties including the Al Jazeera Arabic channel, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera Documentary, Al Jazeera Sport, Al Jazeera’s news websites, and the Al Jazeera Media Training and Development Center.

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