Tariq Qureishy

CEO and Founder of MAD Talks


Tariq Qureishy

Tariq is currently the Founder/CEO of MAD Talks, an integrated digital storytelling platform and media brand for the emerging world. This platform captures stories shaping the future, of leadership & innovation, entrepreneurship and breakthrough thinking, in video and audio digital platforms and packages them for distribution through various digital and traditional channels.
Executive leadership roles with top global organisations including;

• Bloomberg Media – Media Rep & Advisor/Consultant MENA, (2010-2014).
• The Times & Sunday Times newspaper, CEO/Publisher, Middle East (2007-2009).
• Dow Jones Markets, Regional Director EMEA. (1987 -1998).

Media & Broadcasting experience
• Tariq’s media and broadcasting experience includes being a keynote motivational speaker, panellist, chairing and moderating global conferences, radio and television.
• Specialises in talks about the future, breakthrough thinking, the brain, innovation and creativity, moon-shot thinking, always with practical business solutions that can be applied immediately in your environment.
• Presented keynotes to global and regional summits ( eg KPMG, DP World, Telenor, Harvard Business School – Crossroads, Telenor, Oman Oil, to name a few)
• Worked with BBC World, Dubai Eye, Dubai TV & has appeared in international broadcast & print media.

Social Entrepreneurship
• He is also Founder of 100% MAD (“Make A Difference”), a UK based, not for profit Social Enterprise, a global millennial movement using the power of the digital environment to democratize philanthropy.

Education & other credentials
• He has a degree in Economics and studied at Harvard Business School.
• HBS-for GCC , Board Member and lead for all content and media activities

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