Nasser al Khelaifi, the Chairman of beIN Media Group, has appointed Yousef Al-Obaidly as Chief Executive Officer, assuming the role previously held by Nasser al Khelaifi who will continue his role as Chairman of the group.
Yousef previously assumed the position of Deputy CEO and he has served in a number of positions during the course of his 15-year tenure with beIN Media Group.
Commenting on the appointment, Nasser Al Khelaifi, Chairman of beIN MEDIA Group, said: “I am thrilled to announce Yousef’s appointment as CEO of beIN Media Group. Yousef’s experience and drive are instrumental to our organisation as we continue to make great strides as a leader in sports and entertainment. I am confident that Yousef’s leadership will help us achieve our growth ambitions and ensure the success of our operations.”
Yousef Al Obaidly, CEO of beIN Media Group, added: “It is a great honour to be given the opportunity to contribute to our organisation’s success in this new capacity. Nasser’s guidance and leadership have been integral to shaping beIN as a global sports and entertainment powerhouse, and I share his commitment to ensuring the success and growth of our organisation.”
In 2012, Yousef reportedly played a pivotal role in the beIN Media Group’s international expansion of its network, where he was responsible for the launch of beIN Sports France, Americas and Asia-Pacific.
In December 2013, alongside beIN MEDIA GROUP Chairman, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, Yousef completed the transition of Al Jazeera Sport into beIN Sports, the international sports network.