As Executive Director of Global Brand and Communications at Al Jazeera Media Network, Mr. Al-Najjar currently spearheads the Network’s global brand expansion and multi-platform distribution efforts. Mr. Al-Najjar started his tenure in Al Jazeera in 2007, being appointed as Director of Commercial Affairs for Al Jazeera. His expertise in brand development, strategic planning, international relations, organizational excellence and leadership, has contributed to the development and growth of Al Jazeera into one of the world’s top media networks. Under his brand leadership Al Jazeera has won a range of awards including the Global SABRE, PRWeek Global, Red Dot, the Pencil, and The One Show awards.
As an accomplished leader he has led a range of global initiatives in other posts: Mr. Al-Najjar served as the Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Museums Authority, which made history with the launch of the Qatar’s iconic Museum of Islamic Art, alongside with Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art, the QMA Gallery in Katara, Al Riwaq Gallery, and many others. He has also served as the CEO of the Qatar–Sudan Archaeological Project, a partnership that has established archaeological cooperation between both countries.
Mr. Abdullah Al-Najjar started his 20-year career with the field of industry in Qatar and elsewhere in the Middle East during which he held several positions. In 2004, he joined the Doha Asian Games Organising Committee as Planning, Coordination and Integration Director and became Main Operations Center Director.
Mr. Al-Najjar is known as strategic leader with the ability to inspire and influence. He is a graduate in Engineering and holds an Executive MBA with merit from Plymouth University in the United Kingdom.
Abdulla will be speaking during the Gala Dinner.