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Michael Garin 

Industry Expertise: Media & Telecom

Mr. Garin is a senior executive with over 40 years of experience in the media and telecommunications sector. Mr. Garin is currently CEO of Image Nation Abu Dhabi, a media and entertainment company that produces local and international films, documentaries and television content and which, in December 2015, launched Quest Arabiya, the Arabic TV channel broadcasting factual entertainment shows in 22 countries across the Middle East and North Africa. Mr. Garin joined Image Nation Abu Dhabi after serving as an Executive Committee member of the Abu Dhabi Media Company, Image Nation Abu Dhabi’s parent company.

Previously, Mr. Garin was CEO of Central European Media Enterprises Ltd., a publicly-traded TV broadcasting company with stations in Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Croatia, Bulgaria and Ukraine. Before that, Mr. Garin was President, Chief Operating Officer and Director at Digital Convergence Corporation, an internet technology company. Earlier in his career, Mr. Garin was Global Head of the Media & Communications Investment Banking Group at Furman Selz and its successor company ING, and prior to that, Mr. Garin co-founded what would eventually become Lorimar-Telepictures Corporation, serving as Director and Member of the Office of the President until the company was sold to Warner Communications. Mr. Garin began his career with Time Incorporated, where he held executive positions at TIME, Fortune and Time-Life Films.

Mr. Garin has served as a Director of American Media, publisher of the National Enquirer, Star, Globe and other publications (Chairman of the Audit Committee); AMC Theatres (Chairman of the Audit and Compensation Committees); Cablecom (member of the Audit Committee); MortgageIT (member of the Audit and Compensation Committees); and AdCom (Chairman).

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