Ward Abdallah

Director of International Affairs

Ward is a vastly experienced media and communications professional, who has been hugely influential in helping to raise Qatar’s profile across the international sporting community.

With a track record in the global sports sector stretching back almost three decades, Ward has covered FIFA World Cups, UEFA Champions Leagues, and several editions of the Olympics.

He served as Marketing & Communications Manager at Aspire Academy for seven years before assuming the role of Director of International Affairs. And, having amassed extensive expertise of AFC and Gulf region events, Ward also serves as Executive Director of the ASPIRE4SPORT Congress & Exhibition.

In parallel to his work with Aspire, Ward spent 14 years as a senior executive at Al Kass Sports Channels, one of the leading broadcasters in Qatar and across the region. As a main anchor and producer, he also led the news department and won several international awards for his achievements in developing the network’s technical proficiency to a global level.

Before arriving in Qatar, Ward led two sports TV departments in his home country of Lebanon, and spent eight years as a presenter and content producer at Abu Dhabi Sport Channel.