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Driss Sekkat

Senior VP Creative Development & Global Productions

Driss Sekkat is an international award-winning executive producer and programming launch expert. Driss oversees BMG’s global creative services.

Driss Sekkat is an international award-winning executive producer and programming launch expert. Driss oversees BMG’s global creative services.

Driss has won some of the industry’s most prestigious awards, producing original content in over 15 countries in multiple languages. Most recently, Driss was tasked by BMG to create and launch the first financial Over-The-Top (OTT) network of its kind, TD Ameritrade Network. As the executive producer, Driss led the network’s launch of 8 hours of original live programming, which includes the latest addition “The Watch list with Nicole Petallides” live from Times Square in New York City. Driss also oversaw TDA Network’s creative projects, including strategic partnerships with Bloomberg’s 24 hour Twitter channel, Tic Toc and the network’s special programming at the Nasdaq.

Other recent projects include Equinox, the International Monetary Fund and Verizon Fios News.

In 2016, Driss Sekkat executive produced a 3 part hard-hitting documentary series on violent extremism, filmed in Morocco. Driss also produced two investigative documentaries in Jakarta and Bourneo, Indonesia. Earlier in 2016, Driss Sekkat executive produced and co-developed two original format series in Dubai with award-winning UK producer Tony Wood from Buccaneer Media.

From 2012 to 2015 , Driss served as head of content & development at the Middle-East Broadcasting Networks, where he was in charge of overseeing original content in over 22 countries.

Driss created and executive produced 4 seasons of the award winning investigative documentary Street Pulse . The flagship series won the 2015 Bronze Award at the New York festivals for its series on Cemetery Residents and was awarded The 2014 CINE Special Jury Award and The 2013 CINE Golden Eagle Award for its exclusive one hour documentary on El Minya quarry labor workers. The hit show was nominated as well in 2013 by the International Broadcasting Awards in London for best documentary in the Middle-East.

In 2014 – 2015, Driss created and executive produced 2 seasons of “Our Neighborhood”​ – an 8 part docu-series on life inside Cairo’s neighborhoods. The critically acclaimed non-fiction series earned high praise from the international press.

Early in his career, Driss was part of an integral team who helped launch two versions of international Sportscenter for ESPN, where he then succeeded on to join CNN. Driss also worked for French network TF1. His most notable experience includes his special coverage of President Obama’s visit to Cairo in 2009 and the 2012 U.S. elections

Driss was presented with the 2016 Ohio Wesleyan University Young Alumni Award, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism.


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