twofour54 Abu Dhabi appoints international media leader Mark Whitehead as CEO

26 Jul 2022

Mark Whitehead, twofour54 CEO
  • Whitehead appointed to lead twofour54’s next chapter of success with the move to Yas Creative Hub
  • New CEO brings a wealth of industry knowledge, vigorous business acumen and passion for the media and entertainment industry to twofour54’s senior team

The board of twofour54, the Abu Dhabi-based media, entertainment, and gaming hub, has appointed Mark Whitehead, an international media leader with nearly 30 years of experience, as Chief Executive Officer to lead twofour54 into its next phase of sustainable growth.

Mark brings extensive experience in media, content creation and productions to twofour54. He has held numerous senior positions within the international media and entertainment industry, including his previous role as the President and Managing Director of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), Asia Pacific.

In his role as CEO, Mark will spearhead the strategic direction and operations of twofour54, including its unique offering at Yas Creative Hub, the first purpose-built destination for media, entertainment, and gaming in the region, as well as the company’s production facilities and backlot. Additionally, he will lead the delivery of future infrastructure projects, including phase II of Yas Creative Hub and expansions of studio facilities.

Mark Whitehead said: “I am honoured to have been tasked with leading twofour54 at such an important moment in its growth journey. The company is capitalising on the rapid growth of Abu Dhabi’s creative industries through advanced infrastructure projects, such as Yas Creative Hub and end-to-end business support services. This powerful combination is helping transform Abu Dhabi into a global creative hub, attracting talent and companies of all sizes and from all corners of the planet. I look forward to working with the twofour54 team, partners and our stakeholders as we unlock even more growth opportunities in the future.”

Under Whitehead’s leadership, twofour54 will remain focused on supporting Abu Dhabi’s media, entertainment, and gaming sectors by providing world-class infrastructure and fully-integrated business support services.

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