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Yahoo! Senior Vice President Joins d1g.com
Yahoo! Senior Vice President Mr. Bassel Ojjeh Joins d1g.com as an investor and board member. Mr. Ojjeh was responsible for managing some of the largest data sets in the world during his 5 year tenure at Yahoo! Inc as SVP of Engineering at the company's headquarter in Sunnyvale, California.
December 2, 2009 12:00 by Aarti Nagraj
Released on 2nd December 2009, Yahoo! Senior Vice President Mr. Bassel Ojjeh Joins d1g.com as an investor and board member. Mr. Ojjeh was responsible for managing some of the largest data sets in the world during his 5 year tenure at Yahoo! Inc as SVP of Engineering at the company's headquarter in
Mr. Ojjeh left Yahoo! in October 2009 and moved to the region shortly after. Since then, Mr. Ojjeh has been active in the technology space in the region. Mr. Ojjeh’s focus, knowledge, and experience will be instrumental in driving the growth of the company; while maintaining focus on operational excellence and efficiency.
d1g.com, launched in 2007 as an online platform that allows users to share, discuss, and distribute rich content on the Internet including video, sound clips, images and photos etc. Starting 2009, d1g.com has been broadened its offerings into the relevant Arabic Social networking Community. The company closed its first financing round in Summer 2009 and is in the process of formal fund raising round to finance its next stage of growth and community acquisitions.
“I am very excited to be part of this company. I believe this is the right time to be in this space. The market is growing rapidly; more users are jumping online, more advertisers are spending online, and more people are buying online.” Mr. Ojjeh stated. “I am looking forward to working with the management team to successfully scale the business while ensuring operational efficiency and business relevance” added Mr. Ojjeh.
“I have been working with Bassel for the past 5 years at Yahoo!, and before that for a decade at Microsoft and as partners in two high-tech startups we co-founded in the
Since its inception, d1g.com has successfully grown to attract 3 million monthly visitors generating more than 30 million monthly impressions. The company plans to launch a number of premium services that will provide users with additional value through premium services and innovative on-line applications:
“Our biggest challenge and opportunity is to ensure that we can remain relevant to our Arabic users in the region, while at the same time staying globally competitive.” Said Mr. Majied Qasem, the Company’s CEO. “Mr. Ojjeh’s insight and experience in this space will be of great value to further enhancing our competitiveness and relevance in the region and to adapt to the rapidly evolving on-line developments and the needs of our users in the Region.” Added Mr. Qasem.
d1g is the fastest growing Web 2.0 integrated online community that has become the leading Arabic portal for rich digital media such as online Arabic clips and pictures. d1g is a venue where Arab users can create and join online communities, publish their favorite music, share videos, create their own web identity and evolve into web publishers. d1g suite of services include a range of Arabic Web 2.0 service and new models of online social networking to capitalize on the enormous growth in internet penetration and digital media in the Middle East. d1g is continuously offering new online service concepts for the Arab online communities that address a gap in the current online content and services addressing the emerging needs of Arab users.