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Shahid Khan
Partner and Global Head of Media & Entertainment
Arthur D. Little
The Value Chain in Media in the World of 2030
Tuesday, March 05, 2024 13:20 - 14:10
Panel Discussion
Shahid Khan is a Partner and the Global Head of Media, Entertainment, Sports and Culture (MESC) segment at Arthur D. Little (ADL), a preeminent global management consulting firm. Shahid is an acclaimed expert, serial entrepreneur and operator in the MESC segments with a 25+ year track-record across the US, Europe, UAE and Saudi Arabia. Over the years, he has worked with major global Media & Entertainment giants such as: Disney, NBC Universal, Dow Jones, Madison Square Garden, etc.; Sports entities such as: XFL, WWE, Saudi Premier League, Golf Channel, etc.; as well as regional and local players such as: KSA Ministry of Media, Ministry of Culture, SEVEN, SELA, SBA, Abu Dhabi Media, Etisalat, Saudi Telecoms, etc. As an entrepreneur, Shahid ideated, launched and scaled two award-winning companies which successfully exited in Q42019 and Q12021. As a seasoned management consultant, he is sought after by CxOs and boards, as well as Private Equity firms to lead innovation, digital transformation, value creation, M&A and new business launches. Over the years, Shahid has earned a strong reputation as an out-of-the-box, innovative thinker with strategic mindset, deep technology underpinnings and execution focus. Shahid was the Founder and Managing Partner for MAG, a TMT sector-focused boutique management consulting firm, trademarked “The UnConsultants” for its hands-on execution-oriented approach. He managed key relationships and engagements for leading companies across the Media and Telecoms ecosystem. MAG was named by Consulting Magazine as one of the “Seven Small Jewels”, an award given to high-growth consulting firms, and was acquired by ADL in April 2021. Shahid was also the Founder and Chairman of Mediamorph, a Media Tech company that disrupted and transformed how players in the digital content ecosystem buy and sell content efficiently and intelligently. Shahid conceptualized and founded the company, led three rounds of funding from strategic Investors such as Liberty Global, Motorola, Advance Newhouse and Smedvig Capital, and scaled the company globally. Mediamorph won the prestigious Cablefax Tech Award for technology innovation, was on Deloitte’s Fast 500 list, and was acquired by Whip Media Group. Prior to embarking upon his entrepreneurial ventures, Shahid served as Senior Partner, Head of Media sector at IBB Consulting (now Accenture); Managing Director and Head of Media industry practice at KPMG Consulting/BearingPoint; Partner and Communication Sector Lead at IBM Global Services. Shahid entered the digital media sector in 1998 as a Principal and Head of Media Practice at ZEFER, one of the leading consultancies of the Web 1.0 era.