MBC Group chairman Sheikh Waleed al-Ibrahim ‘personality of the year’

Sheikh Waleed leads the MBC Group, the largest media company in the Middle East and North Africa

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The chairman of Pan-Arab broadcaster MBC Group on Wednesday received the “Personality of the Year” award at a Dubai advertising festival.

The award, presented to the Sheikh Waleed al-Ibrahim at the annual Dubai Lynx advertising Festival held in one of the city’s glitzy hotels, was for developing the media industry and enhancing the advertising scene in the Middle East and North African region.

“I dedicate this award to everyone in both the advertising and communication industries in general, and MBC Group employees in specific, each in their geographic location, that helped uplift our media work flow,” said Sheikh Waleed on the sidelines of the ceremony.

The Lynx Festival chairman Terry Savage at the ceremony lauded the MBC chief for his “multiple, significant contributions to the development of the media and entertainment industry” in the Middle East.