Senior Vice President – Digital, OTT and Telco
OSN
Zahra Zayat is the SVP leading digital, OTT and telco partnerships at OSN. Under her leadership, OSN re-launched its OTT product hosting over 10k hours of content. Before that, Zahra has launched YuppTV in the MENA and has grown it to become one of the largest OTT platforms serving South Asians in the region. Zahra is an experienced media executive with expertise in OTT, e-commerce, digital transformation, telco partnerships, market entry strategies, technology and Analytics. She is passionate about re-inventing the future of TV and revolutionizing the way TV is viewed across the MENA region. Being awarded “Woman Media Executive of the Year” by BroadcastPro, Zahra is also committed to improving gender diversity and inclusion policies by creating growth opportunities for qualified women in the industry. Prior that, Zahra has held senior leadership and management consulting roles at OSN and Deloitte.
Head of Content Distribution MENA
MBC
I come from 15 years of experiences of content in MENA region and have started my career in 2005 with Orbit before the merged with Showtime and became as OSN. In 2008 I moved to Zee Network in Dubai and launched the First Bollywood Movie Channel for Arabs in MENA. and in 2012 launched, Zee Alwan, the Arabic channel targeting KSA Market.
Chief Operating Officer
Egyptian Media Group
Hossam is a leading business executive with wide professional TMT -Technology, Media and Telecom - experience. He spent near to 30 years in leading positions with reputable organizations. Hossam served as the Country Senior Office of Alcatel Lucent Egypt, Regional Manager at Cisco MEA and Regional Manager at Sandvine. Earlier he used to work for AT&T and TE Data.
Director of Operations and Technology
Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International
An experienced operations director with an extensive background in media production, content acquisition, programming, operations and technology spanning 21 years across GCC and Lebanon.
Chief Business Officer
Weyyak.com/Zee Entertainment
Nadine runs the Arabic digital business and is responsible for the digital transformation. In recent years has focused on building and running all aspects of digital businesses, specifically OTTs. She is passionate about creating innovative digital experiences for mobile and web.
CEO
Eros Now
Mr. Hussein has been associated with Eros since 2017 earlier as the Chief Operating Officer and has been driving technology and distribution growth worldwide. Now as the CEO he is spearheading the company's OTT platform, Eros Now. Mr. Hussein has over 15 years of experience in the media entertainment and digital space.
CTO
Rotana Media Group
An individual, with BSc of Computer Engineering from George Washington University, MBA from Georgetown university and a PhD in Telecommunication. He had worked as Media Technologist and Media Investment Consultant for more then 20 years and had heard various top Executive positions through his career.
Product Manager
Shahid
Kalpesh Barot is Product Manager at Shahid, Where he look after for Website, Mobile apps & TV Apps products from consumer perspective. Kalpesh has 10+ years of experience in building video and consumer based products.