Joe Kawkabani appointed CEO of OSN Group


Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Joe Kawkabani has been appointed as CEO, OSN Group, effective immediately. He has been a board member and a close partner to the OSN leadership team working on the vision and strategy across all divisions.

Sheikha Dana, Chairperson of OSN (Panther Media Group), commented: “We are pleased that Joe is stepping in as CEO as he works towards the board’s vision for the Company to be a leading premium entertainment ecosystem in the region.”

Kawkabani has been the Group Chief Investment Officer at KIPCO. Prior to that he had a 20 year run managing investments across diverse industries in the Middle East and Africa region. He served as CEO of CPC Africa, CIO of Franklin Templeton MENA, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Algebra Capital.

Kawkabani succeeds Sangeeta Desai, whose term as interim CEO came to an end recently.

About OSN Group

OSN Group is a leading premium entertainment content company servicing the MENA region in 22 countries featuring exclusive and in-demand premium global and local hit tv series and films. OSN Group delivers content across multiple divisions: OSN+ streaming platform, OSN TV linear satellite channels, and b2b offerings in every market.

 Home to the most compelling content from around the world, OSN Group spearheads premium content including Western, Arabic, Turkish and more across divisions, distinctively known for broadcasting the latest content at the same day as the US, including popular series, blockbuster movies, and the best in kids and lifestyle programming. 

OSN Group’s ambition is to deliver entertainment everywhere for everyone, which is informed by the company’s three key pillars: A customer-first approach, unrivalled exclusive content and unbeatable value. By seamlessly bringing together Global Network Partnerships, Studios and Originals, along with reimagined Linear channels, OSN Group provides an ecosystem of entertainment.