Waleed Al-Ibrahim announced the establishment of an editorial board headed by AbdulRahman Alrashed for Al Arabiya and Al Hadath, and the appointment of Nabil Khatib as General Manager for both channels, succeding Turki Al-Dakhil, who held the position since January 29, 2015.
The editorial board includes also as members: Mazen Turki Al-Sudairi, Ali Hedeithy, Salman Al-Dossary and Faisal J. Abbas.
Al-Ibrahim added that the main objectives behind the establishment of the Editorial Board is to provide both channels with the best available human capital and expertise, while noting that it enjoys the kind of independence that’s necessary to secure the highest levels of professionalism, editorial integrity and credibility.
He said that the Editorial Board will support the management of Al Arabiya and Al Hadath while helping streamline the business, across multi-platforms and touchpoints, it added.
He reiterated his confidence in Khatib’s academic, journalistic and managerial capabilities to propel the News Network to new heights.
Al-Ibrahim welcomed Dr. Nabil “back home” to his family, praising his “academic accomplishments, skill-set and proven track-record" and thanked Turki Al-Dakhil for managing Al Arabiya and Al Hadath over the last couple of years.