Dr. Adel Altoraifi appointed new GM at Al Arabiya News Channel

Dr. Al Toraifi succeeds Abdulrahman Al Rashed who has been GM of the channel for ten years

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In a statement made today, Sheikh Waleed al-Ibrahim – Chairman of MBC Group – announced Dr. Adel Altoraifi as the new General Manager of Al Arabiya News Channel.

Dr. Altoraifi was until recently the Deputy General Manager at the leading Dubai-based regional news channel. He succeeds Abdulrahman Al Rashed who has held the post for the last ten years and who remains in the group as a board member.

In his statement, Sheikh Waleed wished Dr. Altoraifi success in his new post and expressed his absolute trust in his ability to manage the channel take it to even further success.

Dr. Altoraifi thanked Sheikh Waleed and the board for the appointment and the continued support.

He also stressed that Al Arabiya will continue on the same successful path on all fronts and pledged that it will continue to be a beacon of moderation and a pioneer in Arab media.

Dr. Altoraifi thanked Mr. Al Rashed for his tremendous effort throughout the past decade and described him as a person who has established a professional school for a whole generation of Arab journalists.

Dr. Altoraifi is a Saudi journalist and political commentator who appears regularly on regional and international news channels. He holds a PhD in international relations from the London School of Economics (LSE). Prior to joining the MBC Group, he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the London-based pan-Arab daily, Asharq Al Awsat and its sister publication, al-Majalla.

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