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, entrepreneur, angel investor, and strategist.
Previously, Mohamed was the Head of Online at Al Jazeera English where he led the team that produced the award-winning coverage of the Arab revolutions in 2011. He started Al Jazeera’s New Media department, and served as an advisor to the Director-General.
Mohamed founded the largest consumer internet website in Qatar and also co-founded Signalnoi.se, a social analytics platform for newsrooms that won the Knight News Challenge, and he’s been an active angel investor in a variety of digital start-ups.
Mohamed is the Board Chair of Global Voices Online and a member of the Board of the Mozilla Foundation. He received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science at the University of the Witwatersrand and a master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Cambridge.
He is @mohamed on Twitter.