EMG / Gravity Media appoints Martyn Edwards general manager for the Middle East

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EMG/Gravity Media has appointed Martyn Edwards to the role of general manager for the Middle East region.

In his new role, Edwards will be responsible for harmonising operations, driving synergies, and leading strategic initiatives across the Middle East, EMG/Gravity said.

EMG/Gravity Media regional chief executive for the UK, US, Australia & Middle East Peter Bates said: “We are thrilled to share that Martyn has been appointed as our General Manager of the Middle East as it is a strategically important area of growth for EMG / Gravity Media.

Martyn Edwards: general manager for the Middle East region

“His proven track record of driving growth and delivering results makes him the ideal candidate to lead our operations in the region as we integrate our newly merged entities.”

With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Edwards has worked across production management and technical and engineering delivery roles. Joining EMG in 2015, he was appointed into a project director role in 2022.

The business has had a permanent operation in Qatar since 2007, servicing the burgeoning demand for live sport, entertainment, esports, conference, and cultural event coverage across
the region.

Most recently, the team facilitated Qatar 2022, equipping the host stadia with broadcast and communications infrastructure fit for this large-scale, high-profile event.

Edwards added: “I am honoured to be appointed as the General Manager and lead the Middle East team during this exciting phase of integration and growth. I look forward to leveraging our combined strengths, working closely with our talented team members and partners to further strengthen
our presence in the Middle East market.”

Meanwhile, in July, Jamie Hindhaugh will join EMG/Gravity Media as regional chief executive for the UK, USA, Australia, and Middle East.

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