StarzPlay’s Maaz Sheikh wins ‘Media CEO of the Year 2019’

Company scoops business award for exceptional leadership on the heels of getting recognised as part of Financial Times’ top 25 start-ups list
Maaz Sheikh at the CEO Middle East awards.
Maaz Sheikh at the CEO Middle East awards.


StarzPlay, s subscription video on demand (SVOD) service in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), has been credited for its strong management team which has led the company to its market leading position as Maaz Sheikh wins CEO Middle East’s Media ‘CEO of the Year 2019’ and features in the Financial Times Future 25 List this month.

The awards ceremony was held at The Waldorf Astoria, DIFC, Dubai and was attended by some of the region’s leading business people and decision makers. The awards recognise the most successful and innovative CEOs in the Middle East, honouring top performing leaders who have delivered outstanding business results, as well as those that have made a vital contribution to the vibrancy of business and the economies of the MENA region, from a variety of industry sectors.

Maaz Sheikh, CEO and Co-Founder at StarzPlay, said: “Our performance as highlighted by the section of the editorial team at the FT to include as a innovative company , disrupting out sector, and underlines the success of our strategy which has been threefold with a focus on content, the user experience and range of convenient payment options that are tailored to local market needs.  It’s been a remarkable journey since our inception, and we look forward to continuing to drive value for the remainder of 2019 and beyond – one of the exciting developments around the corner will be the launch of our original content in the near future to further enhance viewing choices available to our customers.”

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