Nigel was responsible for contract revenue and broadcaster relations worldwide and was made a director following his role as Vice-President Europe for WTN responsible for all revenue in the region and relations with broadcasters in both Eastern and Western Europe.
Previously he was Regional Executive in charge of opening up Eastern European and former Soviet markets, instigating the first international agency news feed to Central Asia and Eastern Russia through Intersputnik.
He first joined WTN as a news editor in 1985, before moving to Zurich in 1988 as Operations Director and one of the founding members of EBC (European Business Channel), a bi-lingual, English-German business channel for Europe.
He then moved to Milan to re-launch local entertainment cable channel Telecampione as a news and business channel.
Ibrahim Helal: Deputy Managing Director, News and Programming
Ibrahim Helal has more than 18 years of experience in international journalism, including roles with Egyptian TV, BBC Arabic TV, the BBC World Service Trust and the Al Jazeera Arabic Channel.
Ibrahim joined Al Jazeera English from the BBC World Service Trust, where he was Project Director for the Middle East and North Africa, responsible for the training and development of Arab media organisations.
Prior to this, Ibrahim was Editor-in-Chief of the Al Jazeera Arabic Channel, responsible for editorial policy and output during the September 11th attacks and the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
With the BBC’s Arabic Service in London he participated in the launch of its Arabic website and news intake department.
He switched to Abu Dhabi TV as Head of News from 2000 to 2001 overseeing coverage of events including the death of the Syrian president Hafiz Al-Assad, the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon and the second Palestinian uprising.
Before that Ibrahim helped to establish the Al Jazeera Arabic Channel as a programme editor from 1996 to 1999.
Ibrahim was chosen by the World Economic Forum to be one of the C-100 council for dialogue between civilizations in 2004 and by the same global organisation in 2005 as one of the Young Global Leaders.
Steve Clark: Director of News and Programmes
Steve Clark’s career includes high-level
roles at ITN, Central/Carlton TV, LBC (Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation), MBC (Middle East Broadcasting) and Sky News.
Before joining Al Jazeera, Steve was Executive Producer of Sky News.
Prior to that Steve spearheaded the revamp of LBC's international news operation in Lebanon and also supervised the successful transfer of MBC/Al Arabiya’s news operation from London to Dubai.
Previously he worked as Director of News and Programmes for MBC based in London where he revitalised MBC’s news, programming content and strategy. He was also Controller of Factual Programmes at ITV, in the UK.
Morgan Almeida: Director of Creative Design
Morgan Almeida has an award-winning
design background in branding and creative direction with a comprehensive portfolio of network TV branding, interactive media for web and TV, video and film design direction and set design.
At CNN International he was responsible for the creative direction of their global on-air re-branding and design strategy.
With the BBC, Morgan spent 10 years design directing across the complete programme spectrum from news to comedy to education to drama.
For US telecom Bell Atlantic he was Creative Director for a $500 million interactive TV project. He has also consulted for Lebanon’s LBC TV and Kuwait Television.