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Mohamed Nanabhay  

Head of Online, Al Jazeera English

Mohamed Nanabhay is the Head of Online at Al Jazeera English (AJE) based in Doha, Qatar.

He joined Al Jazeera in 2004 and is currently leading AJE's online operations and serves as the website Editor-in-Chief. Previously Mohamed founded the Al Jazeera Network's New Media department, where he led a cross-disciplinary team that focused on engaging audiences through online communities and emerging technologies.

His work online has won him awards from Google, ISACA, Microsoft and Global Internet Access. Mohamed’s work and ideas have been featured in the New York Times, M.I.T. Technology Review, BusinessWeek, Wired and other leading news outlets. He is a regular speaker at industry events and has spoken around the world on online media and innovation, including the United States, Australia, Japan, Holland, Qatar, South Africa and in Second Life.

As an internet entrepreneur, Mohamed has been involved with developing online properties since 1995 and is an active angel investor, providing seed funding and mentorship to early stage internet companies.

Prior to joining Al Jazeera, Mohamed worked at KPMG where he provided security, privacy and continuity consulting to South Africa's leading businesses. In 2005 Mohamed was awarded the Thomas Fitzgerald Award by Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) for outstanding achievement in the field of information assurance.

Mohamed has studied Computer Science and History at the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) and International Relations at the University of Cambridge (UK).


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