Michael Garin

Michael Garin

Chief Executive Officer, twofour54

Michael, a highly respected media industry executive for more than 40 years, was appointed CEO of twofour54 Abu Dhabi, the emirate’s media and entertainment hub, in January 2020.

As CEO, he leads the twofour54 team in facilitating a vibrant ecosystem of local and global partners that enables and inspires the most creative and innovative content. Today, more than 500 media companies from around the world, including CNN, SkyNews Arabia, and Ubisoft, call twofour54 home.

Michael joined twofour54 from Image Nation Abu Dhabi, where he served as CEO from February 2011. Previously, he had also spent four years as a member of the Executive Committee of Abu Dhabi Media Company. Michael oversaw Image Nation’s strategy and operations and played a vital role in managing and forging key international partnerships.

His media career began at Time Inc. where he worked for TIME, Fortune and Time-Life Television for over a decade.

From there, Michael helped co-found what would eventually become Lorimar-Telepictures – a leading independent television company in the U.S.

His other previous roles included CEO of Central European Media Enterprises and Global Head to Media & Telecommunications Investment Banking for ING.

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