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Mohamed Nanabhay

Mohamed Nanabhay

Mohamed Nanabhay is the Deputy CEO of the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF), which invests in independent media around the world providing the news, information and debate that people need to build free, thriving societies. He joined MDIF in 2015 bringing more than 15 years' experience as a digital media practitioner, entrepeneur and strategist. As the Head of Online at Al Jazeera English, he led the team that produced the award-winning coverage of the Arab revolutions in 2011. Previously, he started Al Jazeera's New Media department, and served as an advisor to the Director-General. He has been an active angel investor in a variety of digital start-ups. Mohamed is a member of the Board of Directors of Global Voices Online and a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Social Media. He received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science at the University of Witwatersrand and a master's degree in International Relations from the University of Cambridge. Mohamed is based in Johannesburg.

  • Organisation:

    Media Development Investment Fund

  • Job Title:

    Deputy CEO

  • Country:

    South Africa