Abu Dhabi Media Appoints Malcolm Wall As Chief Executive officer

| June 8, 2011

Abu Dhabi Media_logoAbu Dhabi Media today announced the appointment of Malcolm Wall as Chief Executive Officer with effect from September 1st.

Abu Dhabi Media manages more than 20 market-leading brands across free and pay television, radio, publishing, digital media, games, feature films, music, digital signage, outside broadcast/production, and printing. The company operates within Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates and the wider Arab community.

Malcolm Wall is the former Chief Executive for Content of Virgin Media, where he ran their television business, the Virgin Media portal and the three television channel groups; Virgin Media Television (including Living TV); UKTV and Sit Up television, and was responsible for $1.5billion of revenues. Malcolm joined Virgin Media from United Business Media, where he was Chief Operating Officer, responsible for 6,500 people worldwide and $1.3 billion of revenues. He is a founding Director of Redshift Strategy, a leading advisory group in Media.

Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouie, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Media said, ‘Malcolm is a heavy hitter we are delighted to have attracted to ADM.  He brings a wealth of senior operational experience in advertising sales, broadcasting and content. He has worked globally within the print, research and news distribution sectors. We are confident that he will take Abu Dhabi Media to a new level, maximizing our potential commercially and in public service excellence.

Malcolm Wall said: “It is rare to find a company with the Vision of Abu Dhabi Media, together with the resources and Board commitment to deliver it. I am excited about the prospects for ADM’s existing businesses, and the new opportunities serving our local audiences and the region.”

Abu Dhabi Media is a leading media organization in the Middle East, with businesses in free and pay television, radio, publishing, digital media, games, feature films, music, digital signage, outside broadcast/production, and printing. The company manages over 20 market-leading brands such as the TV channels Abu Dhabi Al Oula, and Abu Dhabi Riyadiya/AD Sports, Emarat FM, and Star FM radio stations, Al Ittihad and The National newspapers, Majid and Zahrat Al Khaleej magazines, the websites, anazahra.com and admcsport.com, Karkadann Games, Imagenation Abu Dhabi, LIVE, and United Printing Press.  Abu Dhabi Media partners with Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment on VEVO, the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, and with National Geographic on National Geographic Abu Dhabi, the Arabic language television channel, and National Geographic Al Arabiya magazine. Abu Dhabi Media is headquartered in Abu Dhabi, with offices in Beirut, Cairo, Dubai and Jeddah.  www.admedia.ae

For more information, please contact:
Omar Abed Rabbo
Senior Manager, Communications – Abu Dhabi Media
Mob: +971 50 5842741
Email: omar.abedrabbo [at] admedia.ae

Source: Abu Dhabi Media

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