Journalist & Moderator
Mona is a charismatic and motivated Film-maker/ TV Presenter/ Producer and Journalist with over ten years of experience both in Europe and the Middle East. Mona has fronted, directed, written and produced high quality programs, documentaries, short films and videos for an international audience covering diverse topics from travel, food, art, music and fashion to business, politics, technology and more.
Content Marketing Consultant
Heba is a fluently bilingual Content Marketing Consultant specialized in Content business growth and development. Heba secured over 200 distribution deals for Free to Air channels on IPTV networks in the MENA region, and she played the principal role in launching the region’s first online Content Market place in 2017, securing partnership deals with the region’s most prominent broadcasters, and consequently expanding the client base to include big brand global content distributors. In 2017, she was the first to properly start tracking Ramadan content consumption and distribution trends in the region, extracting valuable information from marketplace data for the purpose of encouraging informed decision-making in content production and distribution. Her findings are regularly published in industry journals.
Chief Commercial Officer
JP brings over 25 years of hands-on business experience including 7 years in executive level positions, most recently as Chief Commercial Officer at Intigral with general management and P&L focus. JP held multiple commercial roles with strong year on year growth within large international companies across financial services, telecommunications and media industries. Extensive strategic planning experience as well as tactical execution of annual operating plans to deliver financial targets and enhance organizational productivity. In addition to his international exposure and experience with over 10 years in the MENA and Asian region.
STN (Satellite Telecommunications Network)
Mitja currently holds the position of General Manager of STN (Satellite Telecommunications Network) based in its headquarters Slovenia, Europe. As one of the founders of the company Mitja has more than 15 years’ experience in the industry and has been key to its commercial success. STN started broadcasting its first two channels via satellite in 2004 and with strategic planning and development plans for the company it grew rapidly and today it is recognized on a global level. Offering a spectrum of services in satellite, broadcast, telemetry tracking & equipment co-location, STN has become a trusted partner for hundreds of respected clients and their projects from all around the world.
Head of Strategic Media Partnerships
Sara Abu Zahra is the Head of Strategic Media Partnerships for Snapchat across MENA and India working with Strategic Broadcasters, Digital Publishers, on Content and Shows. Prior to Snapchat, she headed Entertainment Strategic Media Partnerships for Entertainment in the Middle East, North Africa (MENA) and Turkey at Facebook/ Instagram; as well as served as as Head of Content at Choueiri Group. Through this role, she was instrumental in shaping TV & digital content, and worked on several flagship shows including, Arab Idol, The Voice, The Voice Kids, Arabs Got Talent, Project Runway and Top Chef.
RVP Europe & MENA
Rhys Morgan leads Intelsat sales activities across all commercial vertical markets in the European region. He has more than 16 years of experience in sales and marketing in the Europe and Africa regions. That experience includes 10 years in the telecommunications industry, with expertise spanning telecom infrastructure, media distribution and enterprise data networks.
Managing Sales Director, MENA
Saher Abudaqar is Intelsat’s Managing Sales Director for the MENA region. He leads all Intelsat sales activities in the Middle East and North Africa region. Mr. Abudaqar joined Intelsat in 2015 and has held positions in the customer solutions engineering team and MENA sales team.