Chief Executive Officer, Webedia Arabia
Karim Daoud is the Chief Executive Officer of Webedia Arabia, the media and entertainment
company responsible for connecting businesses with Middle East consumers efficiently and effectively through strategic, culturally-driven and creative solutions.
Part of an international company, Webedia Group, the company was established in 2018, following a merger of digital media company, Diwanee (Yasmina.com, 3a2ilati.com, AtyabTabkha.com and Millennium) and Saudi-based online entertainment network specialized in Arabic video content, UTURN Group (UTURN Entertainment, Fullstop Creatives and Made in Saudi Films).
Having started his role as CEO of Webedia Arabia in January 2019, Karim spearheaded this merger, bringing together various stakeholders and entities under one organisation. He has been instrumental in ensuring a seamless post-merger integration process as well as assembling a knowledgeable and experienced leadership team. In the short time since his appointment, he has led Webedia Arabia to gain a large share of the region’s growing digital content market and propelled the company onto a path for accelerated growth.
With extensive experience of more than 20 years in the fields of telecom, media, publishing, and technology, Karim has become known as a veteran in the world of content production. He spent the last 15 years of his professional life leading teams on several missions including the rebuilding of a TV network in post-war Iraq, the launch of a Saudi triple-play digital content platform, and the introduction of digital education solutions to schools and universities across the Middle East.