President of Al Sharq Forum & Former Director-General of the Al Jazeera Media Network.

He is a board member of the International Crisis Group and Global Editors Network. Khanfar has been named as one of Foreign Policy's Top 100 global thinkers of 2011 as well as one of ‘Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business’ of the year. He began his career with Al Jazeera network in 1997, covering some of the world's key political zones, including South Africa, Afghanistan and Iraq.