Michael Jabri-Pickett

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Editor-in-Chief at Qatar Foundation

Michael Jabri-Pickett is the launch Editor-in-Chief of QF Pulse, which is the newsroom at the Qatar Foundation.

For the past 25 years, he has worked as a journalist and as a speechwriter in Canada, Japan, the UAE, and Qatar.

With a graduate degree in journalism and five years at the National Post in Toronto, Michael moved to the UAE in 2003. He worked at five news organizations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, including The National, where he was the first person hired in 2007 by the editor-in-chief to help launch the newspaper. As foreign editor, he built a team of more than 25 correspondents around the world. In 2010, he became the news editor, and for five years oversaw a desk of more than 40 journalists. In 2015, he was appointed head of all digital operations. 

He has also held senior positions at Gulf News, Emirates Today, and Arabian Business.

His writing has appeared in The Toronto Star, Reuters, Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen, Cigar Lifestyles, National Post, Emirates Today, The National, The Hockey News, The Media Network, CEO Middle East, Arabian Business and The Arab Weekly.