Karma KhayatVice Chairman at Al Jadeed TVSpeaker
A renowned leader in the field of media networks, investigative journalism, and media campaigning; as well as a sought-after key note speaker and panelist at various media and journalism conferences.
Karma Tahseen El Khayat is a Harvard Business School (HBS) Alumnus having completed her Executive Education in the Program for Leadership Development; an Alumnus of Lebanese American University (LAU), holding a Masters in International Affairs and a Bachelor Degree in Communication Arts Radio/TV/Film as well as Political Sciences.
With over 15 years of extensive experience, Ms. Khayat became the Vice Chairwoman of AlJadeed TV back in 2013, a key position leading the institution. Her responsibilities vary between high-level Strategy innovation, development, business planning and crisis management along with stiring and growing the industry with media counter-parties through various projects and regulations. Karma Khayat is currently leading AlJadeed’s transformation
from a traditional broadcaster to a content producer for multiple platforms with an aggressivedigital business plan of generating appealing targeted content and driving revenues across different platforms and levels.
Ms. Khayat is also the founder and CEO of I-Lead, a sister company of AlJadeed TV, a leading firm offering Strategic Campaigning & Branding Services specialized in Conceptualizing, Planning, Managing, and Executing Large Scale media projects and campaigns. Back in 2014 the Special Tribunal of Lebanon, pursued a contempt case against Aljadeed TV and Karma Khayat with a possible 7-year prison sentence and an unknown conviction on
Aljadeed TV given that a case against an organization was of precedent in international law. Karma lead the fight made against freedom of speech with lobbying around the globe supported by a strong legal team. Both Aljadeed TV and Ms. Khayat won their legitimate case and were acquitted on every level.
Having attended extensive training sessions in Investigative Journalism; Ms. Khayat focused her work as a journalist on investigative journalism throughout features and documentaries she produced, presented or supervised. She established and introduced the first investigative
unit in Lebanon at Al jadeed TV, one of the very few within the Arab World, in partnership
with ARIJ – Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism.
A Political and Academic Activist back when she was a university student, Ms. Khayat
participated in the preparation of Political Programs at AlJadeed TV; followed by a remarkable
career path in reporting and producing special feature, investigative stories and
documentaries. She was later assigned Deputy of News & Political Programs Department.
On an individual level, her Hobbies are Tennis, reading and exploring new cities.