Bilal Randeree

Program Director for Africa & MENA

Bilal is an internet executive with 15 years’ experience in business, tech and media. Since acquisition in 2012, Bilal was CEO of, the largest website focused on Qatar, providing news, information, social networking, and classified listings, where he developed and executed a three-year plan to build corporate infrastructure, and develop a sales and marketing strategy and product and staffing plans. From 2010, Bilal was Social Media Manager and Online Editor at Al Jazeera, where he led product development of new online tools and developed and executed a strategy to introduce social media platforms and tools to the newsroom. He has also worked at KPMG as Manager in Transaction Services, making full use of his Chartered Accountant (CPA equivalent) qualification. Bilal serves as a Board Member for Creative Commons and was a founding member of the Creative Commons affiliate in Qatar. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Journalism and Media Studies from Rhodes University and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Auditing from University of Kwa-Zulu Natal.