Before Mozilla Ventures, Mohamed was the Deputy CEO of the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF), which invests in independent media around the world providing the news, information and debate that people need to build free, thriving societies. He continues to serve on the Investment Committee of MDIF.
Mohamed spent nearly a decade at Al Jazeera, where he started the New Media department which focused on innovation and product development across internet, mobile, and social technologies. He then served as the Head of Online at Al Jazeera English where he led the team that produced the award-winning coverage of the Arab revolutions in 2011.
In 2005 Mohamed founded QatarLiving.com (acquired in 2012), a listings and community website that quickly grew to be the largest site in Qatar. He also co-founded Signalnoi.se, a social analytics platform for newsrooms that won the Knight News Challenge.
Mohamed previously served as a board member of the Mozilla Foundation, Media Development Investment, as the Board Chair of Global Voices Online, the Advisory Board of Creative Commons, and was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Social Media.
He received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science at the University of the Witwatersrand and a master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Cambridge.