Kaswara Al-Khatib

Kaswara Al-Khatib

Kaswara Al-Khatib

Chairman & CEO, UTURN Entertainment
Known as the “New media Godfather” in Saudi, Kaswara is an award-winning serial entrepreneur and risk taker.

Kaswara Al-Khatib is a serial entrepreneur, he is the founder and CEO of UTURN, an online entertainment network. Throughout his journey as an entrepreneur, Kaswara Al-Khatib has challenged the norm and always asked the question, “Why can’t it be done in Saudi?” This approach has led him to develop various media-related businesses. Kaswara began his career in the marketing and advertising division of Procter & Gamble in Saudi, yet, as a risk taker and a strong believer in the Saudi culture, youth and their creative abilities, he was inspired to start his own boutique agency, “FullStop”, in 2002. FullStop was named “Creative Agency of the Year” for three years running. In 2009, Kaswara launched “Made in Saudi Films”, a fully- fledged production and post-production house.

In 2011, with a mission to bring creative, edgy, relevant & high-quality content to the Arab Audience, he founded UTURN, an online entertainment network that has grown to become the largest Arabic MCN (Multi Channel Network), with more than 1.6 billion lifetime views and 33 million followers & subscribers. UTURN earned him the title of “New Media God Father” in Saudi. UTURN is now part of a pop culture. It is also seen as a key media player competing against satellite channels in KSA.

Kaswara is an Endeavor Global Entrepreneur, he was named KSA’s first EY Entrepreneur of the year 2014, he was also nominated for EY WEOY (world Entrepreneur Of the Year) 2014 and Arabian Business

Achievement Awards awarded him SME business of the year 2014. And was awarded by sh. Mohammad Bin Rashid as Entrepreneur of the year and UTURN as Entertainment Company of the year in the Arab Social Media influencers Summit 2015. He was also named by Forbes Middle East as No.1 Entrepreneur in the 100 Entrepreneurs Shaping Saudi Arabia's Future 2016 list


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