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Abdulaziz Ibrahim Al-Mahmoud

Abdulaziz Ibrahim Al-Mahmoud

Chief Editor
Al-arab Newspaper


Speaker > Biography

Employment History

Dec. 2006 – present: Chief Editor, Al-arab Newspaper

In December 2006, he resigned from, and began establishing "Al-arab Newspaper," which was launched to the market and its first issue has been distributed on the 18th November 2007. During this period, he put financial, administrative and editing regulations for the newspaper and worked on every detail and formed a working group of about 120 employees working in the field of editing, directing and administration. “Al-arab Newspaper” is the only one that is being run by the computer without using paper.

On 15/05/2007, he was appointed a member of the Board of Directors of "Aljazeera network", and was elected by the Board to head the Auditing Committee.

He is also a member of the board of directors

July 2001- Dec 2006: Chief Editor of Arabic website,

Responsible for running news portals for the Arabic and English language websites of the Aljazeera Satellite Channel. With more than 100 staff members from different nationalities , background and cultures , and publish up to the minute news content on a 24-hour basis, seven days a week. As chief editor, he conducted daily meetings with managing editors from both websites ensuring quality and smooth operations of day-to-day operations whilst striving to enhance our position as a trusted news leader. Beginning April 2005 the English site joined Aljazeera international and from that date I became in charge of the Arabic portal only. The Arabic portal attracts half a million viewers / day and 45 million hits/ day , it is the largest and most expensive Arabic portal on the net. He is also a member of Aljazeera channel editorial board.

1997-2001: Chief Editor, Al Sharq and the Peninsula Newspaper

Chief Editor of Al Sharq daily newspaper (Arabic) and The Peninsula daily English language newspaper, responsible for guiding day-to-day operations of Qatar’s leading dailies. Unique situation as both papers were separate operations and consisted of unique coverage based on its readership. During this period he wrote in various issues like The Arab-Persian relation , Hezbollah in Lebanon, Sudan, Islamic movement in Jordan and the Gulf cooperation council. He also interviewed the Sudanese president, the Pakistani president and so many other decision-making personalities in the middle east region.

1987- Present: Columnist, Various Newspapers

During this time he has been writing weekly columns pertaining to Middle East and global political affairs for Al Watan newspaper (Qatar) and Al Ghad newspaper (Jordan) and Al Watan newspaper (Oman). I also write occasionally for Al Hayat newspaper (London) and Al Quds Al Arabi (London) and Araa magazine published by Gulf research Center- Dubai.

Conference & Organisation

2002 Media Conflict and Terrorism Forum, Germany
He was a speaker and presented a working paper to the conference on media objectivity during the 2001 war in Afghanistan.

2003 Islam and Japan, Kingdom of Bahrain
He was a speaker and presented a paper on the same subject matter which was subsequently printed and distributed.

1995-1997 Chairman of the Qatar Scientific Association
Attended conferences on global environmental and educational issues.

Training & Courses

Air Force Colonel (Engineer) – Retired 1998
Aeronautical Engineering Diploma, Royal Air Force, UK
Alpha Jet War Plane Maintenance, French Air Force, France
Lazarc04 Jet Engine Maintenance, Snicma Company, France

• Leadership Course, 1989, Royal Air Force, UK
• Training Techniques Course, 1991, Royal Air Force, UK
• SQL/DS Database Course 1991, Doha, Qatar
• Defense Management and Utilization of Resources, 1993, Naval Post Graduate School, US Naval Base, Monterey • Strategic Planning, 1995, Qatar
• Brainstorming Course 1996 Qatar
• Management re-engineering, 1996, Qatar
• Project management, 1997, Qatar
• Editorial management and skills, Aljazeera Media Training Centre, Qatar 2004
• Producing and Directing Documentary Programmes, Aljazeera Media Training Centre , Qatar 2005. ( scored 1st in the class with a recommendation letter from Thomson )
• Internet Law , Aljazeera Media Training Centre, Qatar 2005.


1989 Clarkson University, New York, USA B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering