Waleed bin Ibrahim Al Ibrahim
Founder and Chairman of MBC
Saudi Arabia
Sam Barnett
CEO of MBC Group
Peter Smith
Managing director of MBC Studios
Safa Aburizik
Head of Operations
Waleed oversees the operation of the biggest and strongest free-to-air TV channels in the Arab world as well as its SVOD platform Shahid VIP. While MBC’s focus has been on showcasing Hollywood and Bollywood movies in the past, MBC has allocated a budget of $500 million to spend over the next five years making Arab content that brings together key international names with Arab talents. The company recently announced it was co-producing and co-financing the Gerald Butler action thriller KANDAHAR that is due to shoot this year in Saudi Arabia.