Saad Mohseni, co-founder and Chairman of MOBY Group, has brought top tier news and media content to emerging and frontier markets over the past two decades.
Named an Asia Game Changer by the Asia Society “for bringing news, information and entertainment to a barren landscape,” Mohseni launched his first network in Afghanistan in 2002, and has developed MOBY Group into one of the fastest growing diversified media companies in South and Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. In 2012, 21st Century Fox became a strategic minority shareholder in the Group for 7 years. The Mohseni family assumed full control of MOBY Group following Disney’s acquisition of Fox.
MOBY Group has received several awards in recognition of its quality content and its activities span radio and TV broadcast, digital and online, creative solutions and strategic communications. Awards for Mohseni include Time magazine’s 2011 ranking of “100 most influential people in the world”, Foreign Policy’s 2013 “100 Global Thinkers” and the Business Insider’s 2016 “100 Creators List”. The work his news and television networks have done in Afghanistan for empowering civil society and defending women’s rights earned him a place in the BBC’s 2015 ranking of the “10 Men Globally Championing Gender Equality”.
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