Wadah Khanfar

Wadah Khanfar
  • Co-Founder
    Al Sharq Forum

Postgraduate studies in philosophy, African studies and international politics. 1997, began career with Al Jazeera, covering some of the world's key political zones, including South Africa, Afghanistan and Iraq; 2003, Chief, Baghdad Bureau; then Managing Director of the network; 2006, Director-General; during 8-year tenure, the network transformed from a single channel into a media network including Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera Documentary and the Al Jazeera Center for Studies. September 2011, resigned from Al Jazeera. CEO, Integral Media Strategies. Named one of Top 100 global thinkers of 2011, Foreign Policy; named one of Most Creative People in Business of 2011, Fast Company.