Nigel Parsons, managing director of Al Jazeera English, has been appointed to the new post of managing director of Business Acquisition and Development by Al Jazeera Network. In his new role, Nigel will capitalise on his experience launching AJE to oversee new business opportunities.
Commenting on his new role, Parsons said: " I am very pleased to expand Al Jazeera's unique vision into new international markets. In particular, I hope to use the experience gained launching the first Middle East-based English language news channel to expand the brand across a number of world languages. In time, even more people around the world will have access to Al Jazeera's distinctive brand of independent, impartial news."
Based in Doha, Parsons will build on the Network's access in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, focusing on providing access to Al Jazeera's exclusive content to other news organisations globally.
Speaking about Parsons' promotion, director general of Al Jazeera Network, Wadah Khanfar added: "Nigel had a wealth of experience managing Al Jazeera English's launch. We look forward to seeing this knowledge and experience help introduce new Al Jazeera initiatives into markets around the world."