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Michael Chalhoub

Michael Chalhoub

Founder, Gulf Sports Media FZ-LLC, UAE

In 2004, Michael received a Masters Degree in Corporate Finance from the University of Dauphine. In 2006, Michael graduated from Paris-Dauphine University with an Executive MBA in International Business, and went on to work in sport event organization, marketing and logistics with IMG in Paris.

Michael joined the Bain & Company consultancy group in 2007, where he specialized in media & telecommunication consultancy. In January 2010, Michael moved back to the UAE, where he founded his own company, Gulf Sports Media FZ-LLC, with the financial backing of the Chalhoub Group, the Bukhatir Group and Mr. Arif Naqvi of Abraaj Capital.

Gulf Sports Media’s primary objective was to become the leading sports information provider in the UAE and the Gulf region, thanks to the success of its daily newspaper Sport360, its website, its social media network and its multiple Smartphone Applications.

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