Fares Akkad

Director of News Partnerships - Growth Markets (APAC, LATAM, MEA and Turkey), Facebook, United Arab Emirates

Fares Akkad is Director of Media Partnerships for News in Growth Markets across Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East Africa, and Turkey at Facebook.  In his role, Fares focuses on building relationships with journalists and publishers as they embrace the digital age in pursuit of sustainable business models for trusted journalism. Fares and his team work closely with news organizations to introduce strategies for leveraging new tools, including Facebook’s products and capabilities, in an effort to engage and better support more publishers across emerging markets. In the process, Fares aims to identify joint ideas that can maximize mutually beneficial objectives.

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