Sam Barnett has headed the MBC Group as Chief Executive for seven years and has worked for the company since 2002 first as Director of Operations and then Chief Operating Officer.
Under the guidance and vision of Chairman, Sheikh Waleed Al Ibrahim, Sam manages a team of thousands across the region that manage the bouquet of television channels, video on demand services, radio stations, social media and gaming applications and events that dominate media consumption in the region.
Sam’s team has overseen huge growth and maintained a world class operation in an environment of considerable instability. He is proud that through its evolution, MBC has remained a commercial success, a great place to work and true to the progressive values and integrity of its Chairman.
Sam is a graduate of Cambridge and INSEAD. He grew up in the UK and New Zealand.