Ibrahim HAWARI

CEO of Podlines

Is the Head of the Podlines Podcasting and its Directing Expert. He is a media consultant specializing in public relations and social media. He is the director of PR LINES, in Istanbul, specializes in public relations, and has extensive media experience in many companies and satellite channels.

Elie HABIB

Co-Founder and CTO at Anghami

Elie is the co-founder and CTO of Anghami, the leading music streaming service in the Middle East. In late 2012, seizing the opportunity of a lack of proper digital music service in the Arab world, Elie and his partner, Eddy Maroun, launched Anghami (‘my tunes’ in Arabic). Since then, Anghami has reached over 85 million users, streaming a billion tracks each month. With offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Beirut, Cairo & Riyadh, Anghami’s 150 people team successfully helped Anghami become the first tech company from the region to be publicly listed on Nasdaq. At Anghami, Elie runs the operations and product development, spending most of his time working between clouds, streams and pixels.

Jared Easley 

VP of Content and Community

Jared Easley is the Co-founder and VP of Content and Community for Podcast Movement. He is the co-host of the Starve the Doubts podcast. He is also the author of two books where Stop Chasing Influencers was last published. He, his wife, and his daughter reside in South Florida.

Tariq BASRAOUI

Director Community Marketing Zencaster

Director Community Marketing at Zencastr Organic/Paid, Data-driven & Impactful Digital Marketing expert. Fascinated by the balance that an innovative marketing strategy always has; a core of careful decision-makers, analytics, exceptional cross-team communication, creative and market research to achieve the best possible growth strategies. Experienced in juggling multiple short/long term projects while managing fluid & remote teams, to meet and exceed project goals and deadlines Tariq Basraoui says to describe himself that “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lao Tzu.

Josh Nielsen

Founder and CEO at Zencastr

Josh Nielsen is the founder of Zencastr. He is a front-end engineer who is passionate about his craft. Specialties: Real-Time Apps, Javascript, Node.js, Backbone.js, Python/Django, HTML/CSS.

Adrian LOPEZ

Co-Founder & CPO at Zencaster

Happy Podcasting!

James Cridland

Editor of Podnews,

James Cridland is Editor of Podnews, a daily podcast newsletter. He is a radio futurologist – a writer, consultant and public speaker on radio’s future. James has worked in radio and audio since 1989 as an award-winning copywriter, radio presenter, and internet strategist. He launched the world’s first streaming radio smartphone app in March 2005, for the original Virgin Radio in London, launching daily podcasts earlier that year. In 2007 he joined the BBC working on the BBC iPlayer for radio, achieving a dramatic increase in the service’s audio quality. Part of the team that laid the foundations for the UK Radioplayer, he has since worked for a variety of businesses across the world, including Canada’s Vista Radio, receiver and silicon manufacturers Pure and Frontier Silicon, talkSPORT, and a variety of media companies in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia; helping them focus on the benefits and challenges that new platforms bring to their business. He was one of the organisers of Next Radio, the UK radio ideas conference. He has worked with the world’s largest radio conference, Radiodays Europe, since its inception. A founder of the hybrid radio technology association RadioDNS, he is an Associate Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and was made an Honorary Life Member of the UK’s Student Radio Association. Born in the UK, James lives in Brisbane, Australia with his partner and daughter.

Dave JACKSON

Podcast Consultant - Founder of School of Podcasting

Dave Jackson is an award-winning podcaster who started podcasting in 2005 when he launched the School of Podcasting and has helped thousands of people plan, launch, grow, and monetize their podcast. In 2018 he was inducted into the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame. In 2020 he released the book Profit From Your Podcast.

When Dave isn’t podcasting….? Dave is always podcasting!

Rasha aldeeb 

Podcast marketing consultant

Rasha Aldeeb is an Egyptian podcast consultant who works as an international consultant with several organizations such as Care International, UNICEF, Goethe Institute, and Robert Bosch. Lately, she is in charge of networking and marketing for the Aswatona podcast program for the WANA region and has produced more than ten podcast episodes.

Garry Aylott

Head of Design at Captivate Audio

Garry Aylott is the Head of Design at Captivate.fm. As a podcaster, he has created, produced and co-hosted popular shows for his two sci-fi loves: Star Wars ( @sparkofrebellionshow ) and Doctor Who ( @bigblueboxpodcast ). Often seen reading Star Wars books, geeking out with podcast tech or gaming.

Wessam  ABOZAID

Co-Founder and CEO at podU

Wassim ABOZAID is the Co-Founder and CEO at podU, the world’s top Arabic Podcast Platform. Determined to take podcasting in the MENA region to a new level, he says.

Arielle NISSENBLATT

Community Manager at SquadCast.fm Advocate and Mentor

Arielle Nissenblatt is the Community Manager at SquadCast.fm, a remote podcast and video recording software company. She is the founder of EarBuds Podcast Collective, a newsletter and podcast that serves weekly podcast recommendations according to a theme created by a different person each week. In her spare time, Arielle likes to play soccer, rollerblade, and walk!

Gerry EDWARDS

CEO of Podcast Radio

He is the founder and CEO of Podcast Radio. He has a career in audio and broadcasting in the UK and New Zealand, with Chinese and Arabic links to broadcast channels.

Hebah Fisher

Co-founder and CEO

Hebah Fisher is a serial entrepreneur and journalist. She is the co-founder and CEO of Kerning Cultures Network, the award-winning podcast network with 13 original Arabic and English shows that regularly top the charts across the Middle East and North Africa. Kerning Cultures is the first venture-backed podcast company in the Middle East.

Nabeel ALDAKKAK

CEO of NIS

Nabeel AL DAKKAK has studied at the College of Science, Damascus University. He is a strong business development professional and has a demonstrated history of working in the media production industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Music Videos, Advertising, Commercials, and Animation.

Zachariah MORENO

Co-Founder of SquadCast.fm

Zachariah Moreno is a podcaster, author, designer, & developer who is on a mission to connect creatives.

Juleyka LANTIGUA WILLIAM

Founder and CEO of Lantigua Williams & Co

She is the Founder and CEO of Lantigua Williams & Co., an award-winning digital media studio whose work erases the margins and reaches rising audiences with programming that has a social-justice vein and is rooted in the experiences and actualities of life in the US today. She created and executive produces 70 Million, the first open-source solutions journalism podcast chronicling how locals are tackling jail reform around the country. In 2020, LWC received a Peabody nomination, earned silver in the audio documentary category at the New York International Radio Festival, and won “The Director’s Prize,” their first Third Coast award, also known as “The Oscars of Audio.” A Fulbright Scholar, Tory Burch Fellow, and Stanford SLEI alumna, Juleyka holds a BA from Skidmore College, a Master’s in Journalism from Boston University, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. For Juleyka, starting this Fund is another step in creating room for all talents to rise in an industry she believes in and has great hopes for.

Elsie ESCOBAR

Podcasting Community Expert, Advocate and Mentor

15 year veteran in the podcasting industry and inductee to the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame, Co-founder of She Podcasts, a podcasting community for women + non-binary that has 20k members with a corresponding podcast and conference. Libsyn’s Community Manager and co-host/producer of The Feed: The Official Libsyn Podcast.

Jen CHIEN

Executive Editor, Lantigua Williams & CO

Jen (she/her) is an audio editor and producer. Prior to joining Lantigua Williams & Co., she was Senior Radio Editor at Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and Managing Editor for Crosscurrents and KALW News. She has been a contributor to All Things Considered, Radio Netherlands Worldwide, BBC/PRI’s The World, Making Contact, SF Public Press, East Bay Express, New America Media, and KPFA in Berkeley, where she took part in the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. Awards recognitions include Third Coast, Peabody, Gracies, ONA/OJA, and SPJ Sigma Delta Chi. Jen is excited to help other creators get the shine and the career step-up that awards can bring.

Mohammad HOURANI

National Geographic's Formal

Professional multimedia director interested in the field of video and audio management. Career falls within the areas of commercial, radio broadcast, documentary, podcast, news reporting both in Arabic & English.

Ally SALAMA

CEO of MPWR

“Ally Salama is a Social Entrepreneur, Speaker, Podcaster, Ex-Pro Athlete, and The Middle East’s Mental Health Ambassador. He founded empower-mag.com, the first Mental Health Magazine in the Middle East, winning Harvard’s Top 7 Most Impactful Social Initiatives in 2019 & earning recognition from the World Health Organization. He hosts Apple’s #1 Charting Youth Leadership Podcast “Empathy Always Wins” – the world’s exclusive leadership and mental health podcast focusing on empathy. Currently living in between Dubai & Toronto, Ally is building his Mental Health Start-Up and App, EMPWR. 

In 2021, Ally launched the first online podcasting school, The Art of Podcasting School in collaboration with Microsoft for Startups Middle East & Africa to empower an up & coming generation of podcasters to build powerful communities harnessing the power of his #1 preferred communication channel: podcasting.”

Tara CHATZAKIS

Speaker & Podcaster, Happy, Inspired & Motivates

Tara is passionate about helping women become the best version of themselves. She believes that everyone has huge potential within them but that society has filled people with so much fear that they often can’t see a way out of their situation. Tara makes it her mission to show women what is possible and help them believe in themselves, and tap into their true power. Making manifesting your potential & dream life is as easy as A, B, C; Affirm, Believe, Create, Tara uses her 3 pillars to success to help her clients get clarity in their lives, and visibility for their business through social media & podcasting, creating alignment with their own mission. She uses her knowledge of the Law of Attraction to support women to step into their power so they can make an impact in the world. She aims  to be a part of the change in the dynamics of business, enabling a balance of masculine and feminine energy in the industry. A certified Robbins Madanes Coach, Law of Attraction Practitioner, as well as the podcast host of one of the top 5% global shows, Happy Inspired Motivated. Tara helps women create businesses that change lives. Attracting abundance, joy, love & laughter, with a little help from the Universe.

Rob GREENLEE

The Podcast Academy

He is the VP of Content and Partnerships at Libsyn.com and LibsynPro.com, a well-known evangelist of the podcasting industry, Current Board Member and former Chairperson of The Podcast Academy, and a 2017 inductee in the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame. In his role at Libsyn, Rob is responsible for managing content provider and distribution partner relationships who entrust their content to the companies pioneering podcast publishing, distribution, management, measurement, and monetization tools. Rob’s long and storied history on nationally syndicated terrestrial broadcast radio starting in 1999, then webcast and podcast. 

He has continued working to advance the podcasting mediumFormer. He is a twice-weekly podcaster co-hosting The New Media Show audio & video podcast that airs LIVE. Last year, he stopped publishing his three years old 186 episode podcast series called Spreaker Live Show on Spreaker. Former founder and lead host of WebTalk World Radio Show and Zune Insider podcast. He attended Pacific Lutheran University where he earned a BBA in Business Administration with a Marketing Concentration.

Norman Chella

Chief of Business Development at Renegade Radio

Norman Chella is the Chief of Business Development at Renegade Radio, Malaysia’s premiere podcast network. As the resident Podcast Rainmaker, he produces shows for clients who want to share powerful conversations with the world. He is the host of multiple podcasts including Podlovers Asia (covering the Asian podcasting ecosystem), RoamFM (on networked thinking), and AntiFool (conversations to create the antidote to foolishness). When he’s not podcasting, Norm is a SuperLearner Certified Coach on Memory and Speed Reading!

Saurav GUPTA

CEO of Sendzilla

He is the Founder of Sendzilla and has Helped agencies and small business owners accelerate their lead generation efforts on Linkedin.

Fadi Amroush

CTO at Niuversity

Is the CTO at Niuversity and consultant. With a Ph.D. in Behavioral Economics and a background in computer science, he has more than 15 years of experience in both the academic and business fields, and an interdisciplinary in computer science and Behavioral Economics.
He is a sought-after researcher, consultant, and speaker in many areas including behavioral economics, freelancing, e-learning, and blockchain technology.
He trained thousands of students in the MENA region on content and digital marketing and other subjects online and onsite.
Dr.Amroush is a board member in Diaspora Network Alliance (DNA), as well as co-founder at Afkar plus (a social business incubator)

Dr. Fadi Alshalabi

Niuversity Founding CEO

Dr. Fadi Alshalabi is an entrepreneur with an academic background. Founder of Niuversity, and expert in E-Learning and E-Teaching.

 Younes BEN AMARA

A constaultnt of Istakteb

Younes ben Amara is a consultant for istakteb.com and has produced +100 podcasts episodes at the Younstalk show. He is also the founder of radeeff.com.

Paola MOREIRA

Journalist and podcaster. 

London-based journalist and podcaster. She has worked as a radio news anchor and producer in Argentina and currently works as a cultural journalist and presenter of the podcast “Perfiles e Influencias” (Profiles and Influences) in Spanish. She has been nominated in 3 categories for the Latin Podcast Awards 2021.

Amir GHALY

Vice Persiden MEA

Amir Ghaly is a 15+ year veteran in Telecom, mobile payments and Fin-tech industry with solid experience in Sales, Technology Solutions, Business Development, New Business Opportunities, Market Analysis, Strategy Development and Architectural Selling. He had worked and traveled in more than 42 countries covering the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific with excellent C-level and Director connections in the Top Telco, Banking and Enterprise sector. Amir is an accomplished, persistent and organized individual with great experience developing, selling and implementing a variety of solutions across different customer segments around the globe. Known for putting his customers at the center of everything he does. Exceptional listening and communication skills. Creative, open to criticism & ideas and calm under pressure when working within high standards’ teams. A believer of the immense impact a well structured, cohesive and collaborative team can make. Has a strong ability to develop people. Thrives in a focused, flexible, and customer/demo-driven environment. Always seeking an opportunity to develop oneself as well as others.

Chris ANDERSON

CEO & Founder of Pencil Leadership

Chris is the Founder of Pencil Leadership, Success & Lifestyle Coach, and podcast host (Pencil Leadership). He is passionate about helping podcasters create freedom through their shows by growing their audience consistently and monetizing their show.

Abdullah ZARZOUR

Expert in training VO beginners

Abdullah ZARZOUR is a specialist at Training beginners and has been working at U FM radio station.

Hussa ALALI

Podcaster Awtar Podcast

Hussa Alali is a podcaster, the host of Awtar podcast at the U fm Suudi radio channel, and was the producer of the podcast of Independent Arabia and Thaqif Institute. She worked on and created more than 15 podcasts.

Bady AMMAR

Milyar Podcast-Mezcast platform C0-Founder

In addition to the founding of El-miziaa platform, he is co-founder of the “Billion” podcast that specializes in managing digital products.

Gurps CHEEMA

Stand-Up Comedian, Filmmaker and Podcaster

Khalid ALKENAA

CEO of Mohtwize

The CEO of Mohtwize and passionate about podcasting. He aims to enable every podcaster to achieve sustainability.

Mazen  RABAA

PodCamp Director Podlines

Mazen RABAA is a Mentor, Trainer, Consultant & Expert in Project Management, Business Development and Strategic Planning. He is a professional leader with years of experience in management, leadership, and strategic direction for many work-groups. Led the Production of Podlines seasons Podcast, and Directed Podlines Audio-drama Production.

Rasheed ALHAMWI

Executive Manager

Rasheed is a Mentor, Speaker, Consultant and Expert in Digital Marketing who has good ability to provide independent professional advice and guidance, as well as the ability to provide leadership, motivation and strategic direction to a multifaceted team or energetic entrepreneurs.

Rasheed Owns a Digital Marketing agency in Istanbul called Nexo Ajans. At the same time, he teaches E-Commerce strategies in BTEC university. He is a consultant for different startups in the Digital Marketing field. Also, he works with several initiatives to support and consult entrepreneurs.

Bahira SAHLOUL

Sound Engraining Expert - Podlines

Bahira Sahloul is an audio engineer who holds a BA in Mass Communication from Damascus University.
She has experience working with high-level audio engineering software and worked as an audio engineer with many famous audio studios and technical production companies specialized in recording and directing audio materials for several applications. She has specialized in dubbing, contributed to the recording and editing audio content for educational platforms, and has implemented sound effects for many advertisements, documentaries, and children’s audio stories.

Mustafa ALZAWAWEE

News Anchor, Voice over Podcast producer

A news anchor for Sudania Channel 24 in Sudan and a reporter for Saudi 24 channel in Khartoum, He studied civil engineering and worked as a freelance voice commentator on different digital platforms, a podcast producer (Why) in Arabic, a voiceover coach, a TV producer and screenwriter, and a content creator on social media.

Aladdin Hamzeh

Content Marketing Expert Podlines

Aladdin Hamzeh is an expert in digital growth through creative content marketing, certified by Google, Facebook, Hubspot, and Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi. Over the past 13 years, he has successfully implemented hundreds of digital content projects as an animator, director, interactive designer, copywriter, data-driven marketer, and motion designer for SMEs in Turkey and the Mena region.

Amer RAHMA

Script Writing Expert - Podlines

Is PC’s Scriptwriter who wrote visual, audio, and illustrated stories. He is a book, literary, and media materials editor with more than 15 years of experience.

He worked for many leading companies in this field such as Star Animation Production, Fulla, and Fares Al-Ghad kids magazines. He also worked with the Production house 361 company, the Expanded Production company, and the Alkill Radio.

Rama ZARA

Graphic designer, Podlines

Rama Zara is a Graphic designer at Podlines.

Ibrahim HAWARI

CEO of Podlines

Is the Head of the Podlines Podcasting and its Directing Expert. He is a media consultant specializing in public relations and social media. He is the director of PR LINES, in Istanbul, specializes in public relations, and has extensive media experience in many companies and satellite channels.

Elie HABIB

Co-Founder and CTO at Anghami

Elie is the co-founder and CTO of Anghami, the leading music streaming service in the Middle East. In late 2012, seizing the opportunity of a lack of proper digital music service in the Arab world, Elie and his partner, Eddy Maroun, launched Anghami (‘my tunes’ in Arabic). Since then, Anghami has reached over 85 million users, streaming a billion tracks each month. With offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Beirut, Cairo & Riyadh, Anghami’s 150 people team successfully helped Anghami become the first tech company from the region to be publicly listed on Nasdaq. At Anghami, Elie runs the operations and product development, spending most of his time working between clouds, streams and pixels.

Jared Easley 

VP of Content and Community

Jared Easley is the Co-founder and VP of Content and Community for Podcast Movement. He is the co-host of the Starve the Doubts podcast. He is also the author of two books where Stop Chasing Influencers was last published. He, his wife, and his daughter reside in South Florida.

Tariq BASRAOUI

Director Community Marketing Zencaster

Director Community Marketing at Zencastr Organic/Paid, Data-driven & Impactful Digital Marketing expert. Fascinated by the balance that an innovative marketing strategy always has; a core of careful decision-makers, analytics, exceptional cross-team communication, creative and market research to achieve the best possible growth strategies. Experienced in juggling multiple short/long term projects while managing fluid & remote teams, to meet and exceed project goals and deadlines Tariq Basraoui says to describe himself that “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lao Tzu.

Josh Nielsen

Founder and CEO at Zencastr

Josh Nielsen is the founder of Zencastr. He is a front-end engineer who is passionate about his craft. Specialties: Real-Time Apps, Javascript, Node.js, Backbone.js, Python/Django, HTML/CSS.

Adrian LOPEZ

Co-Founder & CPO at Zencaster

Co-founder & CPO at Zencastr 

James Cridland

Editor of Podnews

James Cridland is Editor of Podnews, a daily podcast newsletter. He is a radio futurologist – a writer, consultant and public speaker on radio’s future. James has worked in radio and audio since 1989 as an award-winning copywriter, radio presenter, and internet strategist. He launched the world’s first streaming radio smartphone app in March 2005, for the original Virgin Radio in London, launching daily podcasts earlier that year. In 2007 he joined the BBC working on the BBC iPlayer for radio, achieving a dramatic increase in the service’s audio quality. Part of the team that laid the foundations for the UK Radioplayer, he has since worked for a variety of businesses across the world, including Canada’s Vista Radio, receiver and silicon manufacturers Pure and Frontier Silicon, talkSPORT, and a variety of media companies in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia; helping them focus on the benefits and challenges that new platforms bring to their business. He was one of the organisers of Next Radio, the UK radio ideas conference. He has worked with the world’s largest radio conference, Radiodays Europe, since its inception. A founder of the hybrid radio technology association RadioDNS, he is an Associate Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and was made an Honorary Life Member of the UK’s Student Radio Association. Born in the UK, James lives in Brisbane, Australia with his partner and daughter.

Dave JACKSON

Podcast Consultant - Founder of School of Podcasting

Dave Jackson is an award-winning podcaster who started podcasting in 2005 when he launched the School of Podcasting and has helped thousands of people plan, launch, grow, and monetize their podcast. In 2018 he was inducted into the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame. In 2020 he released the book Profit From Your Podcast.

When Dave isn’t podcasting….? Dave is always podcasting!

Rasha aldeeb 

Podcast marketing consultant

Rasha Aldeeb is an Egyptian podcast consultant who works as an international consultant with several organizations such as Care International, UNICEF, Goethe Institute, and Robert Bosch. Lately, she is in charge of networking and marketing for the Aswatona podcast program for the WANA region and has produced more than ten podcast episodes.

Garry Aylott

Head of Design at Captivate Audio

Garry Aylott is the Head of Design at Captivate.fm. As a podcaster, he has created, produced and co-hosted popular shows for his two sci-fi loves: Star Wars (@sparkofrebellionshow) and Doctor Who (@bigblueboxpodcast). Often seen reading Star Wars books, geeking out with podcast tech or gaming.

Wessam  ABOZAID

Co-Founder and CEO at podU

Wassim ABOZAID is the Co-Founder and CEO at podU, the world’s top Arabic Podcast Platform. Determined to take podcasting in the MENA region to a new level, he says.

Arielle NISSENBLATT

Community Manager at SquadCast.fm Advocate and Mentor

Arielle Nissenblatt is the Community Manager at SquadCast.fm, a remote podcast and video recording software company. She is the founder of EarBuds Podcast Collective, a newsletter and podcast that serves weekly podcast recommendations according to a theme created by a different person each week. In her spare time, Arielle likes to play soccer, rollerblade, and walk!

Gerry EDWARDS

CEO of Podcast Radio

He is the founder and CEO of Podcast Radio. He has a career in audio and broadcasting in the UK and New Zealand, with Chinese and Arabic links to broadcast channels.

Hebah Fisher

Co-founder and CEO

Hebah Fisher is a serial entrepreneur and journalist. She is the co-founder and CEO of Kerning Cultures Network, the award-winning podcast network with 13 original Arabic and English shows that regularly top the charts across the Middle East and North Africa. Kerning Cultures is the first venture-backed podcast company in the Middle East.

Nabeel ALDAKKAK

CEO of NIS

Nabeel AL DAKKAK has studied at the College of Science, Damascus University. He is a strong business development professional and has a demonstrated history of working in the media production industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Music Videos, Advertising, Commercials, and Animation.

Zachariah MORENO

Co-Founder of SquadCast.fm

Zachariah Moreno is a podcaster, author, designer, & developer who is on a mission to connect creatives.

Juleyka LANTIGUA-WILLIAM

Founder and CEO of Lantigua Williams & Co

Juleyka Lantigua-Williams is the Founder and CEO of Lantigua Williams & Co., an award-winning digital media studio whose work erases the margins and reaches rising audiences with programming that has a social-justice vein and is rooted in the experiences and actualities of life in the US today. She created and executive produces 70 Million, the first open-source solutions journalism podcast chronicling how locals are tackling jail reform around the country. In 2020, LWC received a Peabody nomination, earned silver in the audio documentary category at the New York International Radio Festival, and won “The Director’s Prize,” their first Third Coast award, also known as “The Oscars of Audio.” A Fulbright Scholar, Tory Burch Fellow, and Stanford SLEI alumna, Juleyka holds a BA from Skidmore College, a Master’s in Journalism from Boston University, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. For Juleyka, starting this Fund is another step in creating room for all talents to rise in an industry she believes in and has great hopes for.

Elsie ESCOBAR

Podcasting Community Expert, Advocate and Mentor

15 year veteran in the podcasting industry and inductee to the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame, Co-founder of She Podcasts, a podcasting community for women + non-binary that has 20k members with a corresponding podcast and conference. Libsyn’s Community Manager and co-host/producer of The Feed: The Official Libsyn Podcast.

Tara CHATZAKIS

Speaker & Podcaster, Happy, Inspired & Motivates

Tara is passionate about helping women become the best version of themselves. She believes that everyone has huge potential within them but that society has filled people with so much fear that they often can’t see a way out of their situation. Tara makes it her mission to show women what is possible and help them believe in themselves, and tap into their true power. Making manifesting your potential & dream life is as easy as A, B, C; Affirm, Believe, Create, Tara uses her 3 pillars to success to help her clients get clarity in their lives, and visibility for their business through social media & podcasting, creating alignment with their own mission. She uses her knowledge of the Law of Attraction to support women to step into their power so they can make an impact in the world. She aims  to be a part of the change in the dynamics of business, enabling a balance of masculine and feminine energy in the industry. A certified Robbins Madanes Coach, Law of Attraction Practitioner, as well as the podcast host of one of the top 5% global shows, Happy Inspired Motivated. Tara helps women create businesses that change lives. Attracting abundance, joy, love & laughter, with a little help from the Universe.

Rob GREENLEE

The Podcast Academy

He is the VP of Content and Partnerships at Libsyn.com and LibsynPro.com, a well-known evangelist of the podcasting industry, Current Board Member and former Chairperson of The Podcast Academy, and a 2017 inductee in the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame. In his role at Libsyn, Rob is responsible for managing content provider and distribution partner relationships who entrust their content to the companies pioneering podcast publishing, distribution, management, measurement, and monetization tools. Rob’s long and storied history on nationally syndicated terrestrial broadcast radio starting in 1999, then webcast and podcast. 

He has continued working to advance the podcasting mediumFormer. He is a twice-weekly podcaster co-hosting The New Media Show audio & video podcast that airs LIVE. Last year, he stopped publishing his three years old 186 episode podcast series called Spreaker Live Show on Spreaker. Former founder and lead host of WebTalk World Radio Show and Zune Insider podcast. He attended Pacific Lutheran University where he earned a BBA in Business Administration with a Marketing Concentration.

Norman Chella

Chief of Business Development at Renegade Radio

Norman Chella is the Chief of Business Development at Renegade Radio, Malaysia’s premiere podcast network. As the resident Podcast Rainmaker, he produces shows for clients who want to share powerful conversations with the world. He is the host of multiple podcasts including Podlovers Asia (covering the Asian podcasting ecosystem), RoamFM (on networked thinking), and AntiFool (conversations to create the antidote to foolishness). When he’s not podcasting, Norm is a SuperLearner Certified Coach on Memory and Speed Reading!

Saurav GUPTA

CEO of Sendzilla

He is the Founder of Sendzilla and has Helped agencies and small business owners accelerate their lead generation efforts on Linkedin.

Fadi Amroush

CTO at Niuversity

Is the CTO at Niuversity and consultant. With a Ph.D. in Behavioral Economics and a background in computer science, he has more than 15 years of experience in both the academic and business fields, and an interdisciplinary in computer science and Behavioral Economics.
He is a sought-after researcher, consultant, and speaker in many areas including behavioral economics, freelancing, e-learning, and blockchain technology.
He trained thousands of students in the MENA region on content and digital marketing and other subjects online and onsite.
Dr.Amroush is a board member in Diaspora Network Alliance (DNA), as well as co-founder at Afkar plus (a social business incubator)

Dr. Fadi Alshalabi

Niuversity Founding CEO

Dr. Fadi Alshalabi is an entrepreneur with an academic background. Founder of Niuversity, and expert in E-Learning and E-Teaching.

 Younes BEN AMARA

A constaultnt of Istakteb

Younes ben Amara is a consultant for istakteb.com and has produced +100 podcasts episodes at the Younstalk show. He is also the founder of radeeff.com.

Paola MOREIRA

Journalist and podcaster

London-based journalist and podcaster. She has worked as a radio news anchor and producer in Argentina and currently works as a cultural journalist and presenter of the podcast “Perfiles e Influencias” (Profiles and Influences) in Spanish. She has been nominated in 3 categories for the Latin Podcast Awards 2021.

Amir GHALY

Vice Persiden MEA

Amir Ghaly is a 15+ year veteran in Telecom, mobile payments and Fin-tech industry with solid experience in Sales, Technology Solutions, Business Development, New Business Opportunities, Market Analysis, Strategy Development and Architectural Selling. He had worked and traveled in more than 42 countries covering the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific with excellent C-level and Director connections in the Top Telco, Banking and Enterprise sector. Amir is an accomplished, persistent and organized individual with great experience developing, selling and implementing a variety of solutions across different customer segments around the globe. Known for putting his customers at the center of everything he does. Exceptional listening and communication skills. Creative, open to criticism & ideas and calm under pressure when working within high standards’ teams. A believer of the immense impact a well structured, cohesive and collaborative team can make. Has a strong ability to develop people. Thrives in a focused, flexible, and customer/demo-driven environment. Always seeking an opportunity to develop oneself as well as others.

Chris ANDERSON

CEO & Founder of Pencil Leadership

Chris is the Founder of Pencil Leadership, Success & Lifestyle Coach, and podcast host (Pencil Leadership). He is passionate about helping podcasters create freedom through their shows by growing their audience consistently and monetizing their show.

Abdullah ZARZOUR

Expert in training VO beginners

Abdullah ZARZOUR is a specialist at Training beginners and has been working at U FM radio station.

Hussa ALALI

Podcaster Awtar Podcast

Hussa Alali is a podcaster, the host of Awtar podcast at the U fm Suudi radio channel, and was the producer of the podcast of Independent Arabia and Thaqif Institute. She worked on and created more than 15 podcasts.

Bady AMMAR

Milyar Podcast-Mezcast platform C0-Founder

In addition to the founding of El-miziaa platform, he is co-founder of the “Billion” podcast that specializes in managing digital products.

Gurps CHEEMA

Stand-Up Comedian, Filmmaker and Podcaster

Khalid ALKENAA

CEO of Mohtwize

The CEO of Mohtwize and passionate about podcasting. He aims to enable every podcaster to achieve sustainability.

Mazen  RABAA

PodCamp Director Podlines

Mazen RABAA is a Mentor, Trainer, Consultant & Expert in Project Management, Business Development and Strategic Planning. He is a professional leader with years of experience in management, leadership, and strategic direction for many work-groups. Led the Production of Podlines seasons Podcast, and Directed Podlines Audio-drama Production.

Rasheed ALHAMWI

Executive Manager

Rasheed is a Mentor, Speaker, Consultant and Expert in Digital Marketing who has good ability to provide independent professional advice and guidance, as well as the ability to provide leadership, motivation and strategic direction to a multifaceted team or energetic entrepreneurs.

Rasheed Owns a Digital Marketing agency in Istanbul called Nexo Ajans. At the same time, he teaches E-Commerce strategies in BTEC university. He is a consultant for different startups in the Digital Marketing field. Also, he works with several initiatives to support and consult entrepreneurs.

Bahira SAHLOUL

Sound Engraining Expert - Podlines

Bahira Sahloul is an audio engineer who holds a BA in Mass Communication from Damascus University.
She has experience working with high-level audio engineering software and worked as an audio engineer with many famous audio studios and technical production companies specialized in recording and directing audio materials for several applications. She has specialized in dubbing, contributed to the recording and editing audio content for educational platforms, and has implemented sound effects for many advertisements, documentaries, and children’s audio stories.

Mustafa ALZAWAWEE

News Anchor, Voice over Podcast producer

A news anchor for Sudania Channel 24 in Sudan and a reporter for Saudi 24 channel in Khartoum, He studied civil engineering and worked as a freelance voice commentator on different digital platforms, a podcast producer (Why) in Arabic, a voiceover coach, a TV producer and screenwriter, and a content creator on social media

Aladdin Hamzeh

Content Marketing Expert Podlines

Aladdin Hamzeh is an expert in digital growth through creative content marketing, certified by Google, Facebook, Hubspot, and Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi. Over the past 13 years, he has successfully implemented hundreds of digital content projects as an animator, director, interactive designer, copywriter, data-driven marketer, and motion designer for SMEs in Turkey and the Mena region.

Amer RAHMA

Script Writing Expert - Podlines

Is PC’s Scriptwriter who wrote visual, audio, and illustrated stories. He is a book, literary, and media materials editor with more than 15 years of experience.

He worked for many leading companies in this field such as Star Animation Production, Fulla, and Fares Al-Ghad kids magazines. He also worked with the Production house 361 company, the Expanded Production company, and the Alkill Radio.

Rama ZARA

Graphic designer, Podlines

Rama Zara is a Graphic designer at Podlines.