Redha Alhaidar is the Chairman of ROAA Media Ventures, a visionary holding company at the forefront of Saudi Arabia’s rapidly evolving media and entertainment industry.
He is a seasoned senior executive and board member with depth of experience in management, strategic communication, media, and public policy in Saudi Arabia and globally. An accomplished entrepreneur with excellent leadership and organizational skills, Alhaidar has founded several tech startups, including BitMal, a disruptive social currency and social marketplace.
Prior to establishing ROAA Media Ventures, Alhaidar was the President of the General Commission of Audiovisual Media, Saudi Arabia’s media industry regulatory authority. He also worked at the Capital Market Authority, Saudi Arabia General Investment Authority, and other key government agencies and national committees in the Kingdom.
Alhaidar was also a Board member of Misk Foundation, the non-profit foundation established by H.R.H. Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to discover, develop and empower Saudi youth to become active participants in the future economy. He was the former Chairman of Manga Production, an animation house and video games developer and also served as a Board Member of Tihama, an Advertising, Public Relations and Marketing Company.
Alhaidar holds a Master of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; a Master’s degree in Communication, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University; and Bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Design & Development from American University.