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Mohammad Abdullah

Mohammad Abdullah

Managing Director, Media Cluster, TECOM Investments, a member of Dubai Holding, Dubai, UAE

Mohammad Abdullah is the Managing Director, Media Cluster, TECOM Investments, a member of Dubai Holding. The TECOM Investments Media Cluster includes Dubai Media City (DMC), Dubai Studio City (DSC) and International Media Production Zone (IMPZ).

Prior to joining the media cluster, Abdullah was Executive Vice-President of CNBC Arabia, the premium business channel, responsible for editorial and operational management. He worked closely with the CNBC CEO in guiding the company strategy, policy and implementation of corporate vision.

Abdullah was also instrumental in supervising the staff to maintain and enhance the quality of broadcast output and strengthening the relevance to viewers.

Abdullah made his foray into the print media at Emirates Media Incorporated where he was tasked with the strategic planning and positioning of a number of magazines and newspapers as Press Director, and subsequently as Director of Strategy and Planning. As the Press Director, he successfully achieved the right positioning of publications such as Al Ittihad as a leading UAE daily and helped the newspaper notch higher circulation and advertising revenues.

Beginning his career with Abu Dhabi TV as a broadcast journalist and news anchor, Abdullah played a vital role in establishing the news centre of the channel in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. He was the member of the original ‘Structure and Planning Committee’ actively involved in laying down of operational, editorial, production and administrative procedures governing the news centre to this day.

A multifaceted media professional, Abdullah also holds the distinction of establishing the Middle East Regional Committee for IFRA, the world’s leading organization for newspaper and media publishing.

Abdullah holds a Master’s degree in Mass Communication from the Emerson College in Boston, US.

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