15 - 17 March 2022
Virtual

Middle Eastern Media Leaders eSummit

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Speakers

Mohamad K Alayyan

Publisher & Chairman, United Jordan Press, Jordan

Mohamed Alayyan is the publisher and CEO of Al Ghad newspaper; Jordan’s most   independent Arabic daily newspaper.

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Majed Al Suwaidi

Managing Director, Dubai Media City (DMC), Dubai Studio City (DSC) and Dubai Production City (DPC), UAE

Majed Al Suwaidi was appointed as the Managing Director for Dubai Media City (DMC), Dubai Studio City (DSC) and Dubai Production City (DPC) in March 2016.

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Steffen Damborg

Digital Transformation Specialist, Denmark

Steffen Damborg (MBA) is a digital transformation specialist with 10 plus years of experience in all aspects of running an online business in the media industry.

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Sam Guzik

Director of News Product at WNYC and a Foresight Affiliate at the Future Today Institute, USA

Sam Guzik is a journalist, futurist and product strategist. He is the Director of News Product for WNYC and a Foresight Affiliate at the Future Today Institute. He is passionate about building a sustainable future for local news. Throughout his career, he’s demonstrated results creating innovative, engaging and impactful journalism — and thinking about the business model to support that work.

Prof. Lucy Kueng

Strategic Advisor, Author, Speaker & Senior Research Fellow, Reuters Institute, Oxford University

Professor Lucy Kueng is an international expert on mastering digital transformation. A strategic advisor, board member, speaker and author, she has over twenty years’ experience providing senior-level strategic, leadership and business advice on how to emerge stronger from technological and market disruption.

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Adrian Lee

Senior Vice President, Marketing and Events, South China Morning Post

As SVP of Marketing and Events at the South China Morning Post (SCMP), Adrian Lee’s responsibilities include raising brand awareness, increasing traffic to SCMP’s digital platforms, overseeing product and digital marketing, as well as driving SCMP’s event’s business.

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Clémence Lemaistre

Digital Editor-in-chief, Les Echos, France

Since 2015 Clémence Lemaistre has been the Editor-in-chief at Les Echos in charge of digital news and transformation. Before that, she was the Editor-in-chief at BFMTV.com, the website of the TV channel, for three years. She had previously been on the editorial team which launched the daily 20 minutes in France in March 2002, and the website 20minutes.fr in 2007.

Vincent Peyrègne

CEO, WAN-IFRA

Peyrègne took up duties as Chief Executive Officer of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) on 1 October 2012. Prior to joining WAN-IFRA, since the end of 2008 he worked in the office of the French minister of Culture and Communication where he was responsible for newspapers and new media as well as the “états généraux de la presse écrite,” the French government’s response to the economic difficulties facing the newspaper industry. From 2004 to 2008 he was head of development at Edipresse Publications SA in Lausanne, with responsibility for reader studies and marketing research.

Gaurav Sachdeva

Chief Product Officer, Singapore Press Holdings

As Chief Product Officer, Gaurav is driving the vision, strategy, design, development and monetization of Singapore Press Holding’s digital media content and products.

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Mechthild Schimpf

Director Middle East, WAN-IFRA

She is responsible for all WAN-IFRA activities in the countries of the Middle East, working closely with the company’s members in that region. Previously she has held various leading positions at WAN-IFRA.

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Gregor Waller

Principal Consultant, WAN-IFRA Consulting, Germany

Gregor Waller provides consulting services to international media businesses for developing their digital strategy and transforming their business models for the digital era.

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Mechthild Schimpf

Director Middle East, WAN-IFRA

mechthild.schimpf@wan-ifra.org

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