Prior to joining DIDI, Mohammad Abdullah served as Managing Director of Dubai Knowledge Park and Dubai International Academic City, Dubai’s principal vehicles for advancing academic learning and corporate training. He is responsible for aligning over 500 businesses and 27 universities with Dubai’s long-term strategy for creating a sustainable, knowledge-based economy.
Mohammad was formerly Managing Director of TECOM’s Media Sector comprising of Dubai Media City, Dubai Production City and Dubai Studio City. Drawing on two decades of journalistic experience, Mohammad built a thriving media community of 1,800 companies. Prior to joining TECOM Group, he was Executive Vice-President of CNBC Arabiya, where he was responsible for guiding company strategies and implementation of the corporate vision.
He also held key media roles with Emirates Media Inc. as Director of Strategy and Planning, Director of press and Head of News Centre at Abu Dhabi TV.
Mohammad holds a Bachelors’ degree in Mass Communication and French literature from UAE University and a Master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Emerson College in Boston, USA.