Issue No 296 - 26 Jan 2009
Tecom makes key appointments

Tecom Investments, a member of Dubai Holding, named new executive directors for two of its media clusters within its expansive portfolio, in tandem with its rapid growth momentum.

With several free zones under its fold, Tecom Investments has established itself as one of the leading business park operators in the world.

Tecom’s highly successful business model has been widely acclaimed and is being replicated by other countries in the GCC and Mena region, Europe and Asia.

Dr Amina Al Rustamani, CEO of Tecom Business Parks, said: “Each of our new appointments will significantly contribute to ensuring the continued delivery of our core offerings."

"Our focus going forward will be on industry development, prioritizing the timely delivery of projects, achieving greater cost and process efficiencies, and enhancing customer satisfaction."

"We will also seek to ensure our diverse entities remain aligned to the values of Tecom Investments," she added.

As an excellence-based and operationally sustainable organization, Tecom Investments will continue to invest in the realization of Dubai’s vision, Amina stated.

The key appointments include Mohammad Abdullah, a media veteran of over 20 years in the UAE, as the executive director of Dubai Media City (DMC).

Beginning his career with Abu Dhabi TV as a broadcast journalist and news anchor, Abdullah played an instrumental role in establishing the news centre of the channel both in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Abdullah made his foray into the print media at Emirates Media Incorporated where he was tasked with the strategic planning and positioning of a number of magazines and newspapers as press director and later as Director of Strategy and Planning.

He also worked with CNBC Arabia as executive vice president, responsible for the management of the channel’s activities, editorially and operationally.

Saeed AlFalasi has been appointed as executive director for International Media Production Zone (IMPZ).

AlFalasi brings with him a wealth of professional experience and a successful nine-year track record in operations and management from his previous positions at the Dubai World Trade Center (Real Estate Department), as well as Dubai Aluminium Company.

Since inception, Tecom Investments has encouraged the development of knowledge sectors and its business partners through various industry clusters.

Dubai Media City was one of the initial projects to be launched to promote Dubai's vision of diversifying its economy through the creation of knowledge-based business parks.

Since its formation in 2001, Dubai Media City's profile has grown as a solid platform for regional and international media companies seeking a presence in the region.

The Dubai-based IMPZ is the only free zone in the world that is dedicated to the printing, publishing, packaging (3P) and graphics art industries.

It offers investors access to the finest media resources, cutting-edge technologies and advanced production amenities across its 43 million sq ft facility.

Dubai Internet City, Dubai Knowledge Village, Dubai Studio City, DuBiotech, Dubai Outsource Zone, Dubai International Academic City and Enpark are the other free zones under the Tecom Investments umbrella.

Source: Trade Arabia News

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