Dr Yaser Bishr

EVP Digital Media
Al Jazeera Media Network

Dr. Yaser Bishr is the Executive VP of Digital at Al Jazeera Media Network. Yaser is leading the Network’s transformation as a global digital media player. He lead the launch of AJ+ and Sadeem as part of Al Jazeera's digital transformation.

Prior to Al Jazeera, Yaser was the Chief Strategist and Business Development Director at Lockheed Martin, based in the Washington D.C. Area with remit to lead the transformation of its intelligence and cyber business from government focused to commercial.

Yaser has 23 years’ experience as software architect and engineer, entrepreneur, and academic. Prior to joining Lockheed, Yaser had successfully co-founded and sold several startups in location based services and social media analytics in Germany and in the US.
Yaser holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, and Master of Science and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Twente in the Netherlands.

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