Kawkabani succeeds Sangeeta Desai, whose term as interim CEO came to an end recently.
OSN group has appointed Joe Kawkabani as their new CEO. He has been a board member and a close partner to the OSN leadership team working on the vision and strategy across all divisions.
Sheikha Dana, Chairperson of OSN (Panther Media Group), commented, “We are pleased that Joe is stepping in as CEO as he works towards the board’s vision for the company to be a leading premium entertainment ecosystem in the region.”
In his previous role, Kawkabani was the Group Chief Investment Officer at KIPCO. Prior to that, he had a 20-year run managing investment across diverse industries in the Middle East and Africa region. He served as CEO of CPC Africa, CIO of Franklin Templeton MENA, and Co-Founder and Managing Director at Algebra Capital.