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This list showcases the top United Arab Emirates based CEO’ operating in the Music space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Founder & CEO of Podeo
Stefano is the Chief Executive Officer of Podeo, the Arab world’s largest podcasting platform, dedicated to managing, distributing, and producing audio podcasts. Podeo owns the largest Arabic podcast catalog in the world and distributes audio to millions of listeners. Stefano is a Forbes 30 Under 30 fellow, was on the list of the Top Executive Entrepreneurs, was awarded “Outstanding Entrepreneur Award” for the first time in IC’s history since 1891, he was featured on the cover of Arabian Business Magazine and was nominated for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
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About Podeo: Podeo is a podcasting platform dedicated to managing, distributing, and producing audio podcasts.
Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music Group – MENA
Patrick Boulos is Universal Music’s CEO for the Middle East and North Africa. In this capacity, he is in charge of the Group’s strategy and growth in this region, which holds great promise for the development of cultural exchanges. He builds strategic partnerships and develops innovative services and tools to promote the diverse musical offering of Universal’s labels. He also works to expand this catalogue by discovering local talent. Patrick’s connection with music started at a very early age; since his childhood he was surrounded by a strong musical influence and environment as his mother was a piano instructor, and he enrolled in music classes himself. A lot of his leisure time was spent listening to records, and reading about new musical trends and developments and the music makers on the scene. Attending live shows was always his passion, and his first was at the age of 11. His journey with Universal Music Group started in 2001 in Paris, France, after multiple years of advertising experience with multinational ad agencies. He moved to the Middle East in 2010 to establish the operation of the company in Dubai and to found Universal Music MENA to look after the multiple markets of this region.
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About Universal Music Group – MENA: The global music leader with strong market positions in recorded music, music publishing, and merchandising.
CEO of Opus
Bokang has over 5 years experience in the software engineering industry. Having started multiple successful ventures, he drives the development of Opus.
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About Opus: Opus is a open-source decentralized music sharing platform with demo based on Ethereum and IPFS.
Co-founder & CEO of Collectionair
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About Collectionair: An online platform where invited curators showcase the work of artists from around the world through online exhibitions.
Co-Founder and CEO of VYBZ – Social Music Network
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About Goubba, VYBZ – Social Music Network: VYBZ is a social music network bridging the gap between established artists, up-and-coming musicians and music lovers.
CEO of Outly
CEO and `Chief Designer at Outly.
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About Fewstuff, Outly: Outly is your guide app to the party and music scene throughout the night.