Mohamed Nanabhay

  • Country: South Africa
  • Sector: Media, Technology, Entrepreneurship
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Mohamed Nanabhay works at the intersection of media, technology and entrepreneurship.

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. During his tenure, the website has seen a colossal increase in traffic and has been recognised by the Online News Association for general exellence in online journalism.

In 2006, he founded the New Media division at Al Jazeera which focused on engaging audiences through social media and emerging media technologies. During this period he pioneered and launched the Al Jazeera Creative Commons Repository.

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

Mohamed was named a Creative Commons Pioneer by BusinessWeek, serves on the Board of Directors of the Media Development Investment Fund and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Informed Societies.