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Abdul Bakhrani

Thought Leader & Entrepreneur


  • Name: Abdul M. Bakhrani
  • Email: abdul@abdulbakhrani.com
  • Phone: +971 4 441 7412
  • Address: P.O.Box 172693 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Nationality: Kenyan

Professional Profile

I am privileged to have built a career in the technology, satellite, communications & digital advertising industries and I have been involved in ground-breaking projects within the sector.
I am a recognised thought-leader responsible for crafting innovative digital experiences delivered through our company DigiComm in Dubai.

Awards & Appearances

Global Recongnition and Appreciation

I have a prestigious track record in the technology sector, some of the awards and accolades I have received are listed below. I have also contributed at global seminars through keynote speeches, presentations and panel discussions.

Best Use of Display Solution

AV Tech Awards

February 2018, Amsterdam
The triple 'World record' 820 Screen OLED Video Wall at The Dubai Mall, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo wins DigiComm Best use of Display Solutions award at the prestigious AV Tech awards in Europe.
Best Deployment, Entertainment

Digi Awards 2017

January 2017, San Francisco
DigiComm and BrightSign win the "Best Deployment in Entertainment" sector Award for the Discovery Shark Week Exhibit at the Dubai Aquarium.
Panellist, Global Outlook

Digital Signage Summit

June 2017, Munich
Discussion on industry outlook for the next three years. Where are the emerging markets? What new technologies will impact digital signage the most? And how will the value chain evolve?
Panellist, Entrepreneurship

Ecopreneurship Summit

October 2016, Dubai
Rethinking Entrepreneurship and Ecopreneurship: Fail often so you can succeed sooner.
A discussion on how to recover successfully from multiple failures.
Panellist, Middle East Outlook

Digital Signage Summit

June 2016, Munich
Discussion on industry outlook for the coming years: Where are potential markets, what new technologies will impact digital signage the most and how will the value chain evolve.
Best Use of Digital Displays

Digital Signage Summit

December 2016, Dubai
An initiave by Dubai Gold Group to utilse DigiComm's large format digital screens in Dubai's Gold Souq, that display real-time gold price, receives Bronze Award at Digital Signage Awards MENA.

VSAT 2015

September 2015, London
Global launch of the AISHA Project.
An ambitious attempt to avert the learning crisis in Africa using affordable & innovative technology for primary education.

OVAB Digital Signage

September 2013, Munich
In the Spotlight: Empowering Africa - Digital Signage in the Savannah.
An outlook at the growth of Digital Out of Home in Sub-Sahran Africa.
Best Use of Satellite

Satcom Africa

March 2011, Johannesburg
The Solar Powered Advanced Rural Communication (SPARC) initiative won the Most Innovative Application of Satellite Technology Award at the prestigious Satcom Star Awards 2011.
Satellite Personality Award

Satcom Stars Africa

March 2010, Johannesburg
In 2010, I was honored as Africa's Satellite Personality of the Year at the SatCom Star Awards for my commitment to advance and expand Satellite Internet access across Africa.


30+ Years and Still Going Strong!

Abdul is an entrepreneur, innovator, and visionary who has over 30 years' experience in the technology, satellite communications & digital advertising industries and has been involved in several ground breaking projects within these sectors.

Inition Ltd.


2018 - Present
INITION is a technology innovation agency specialising in the development of immersive, installation-based experiences We bring great content to new technology platforms including virtual reality, augmented and mixed realities.
AISHA Project


2015 - Present
CSR foundation focused on delivering affordable remote access education to some of the 58 million children across the world who are denied the right to learn.
Digital Communication LLC

Co Founder & CEO

2012 - Present
A business delivering content, immersive experiences and signage technologies. Responsible for several world-first & award-winning implementations across Dubai
Screen Media LLC

Founder & CEO

2011 - 2014
Designed & implemented Dubai's first real-time digital information display at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Partnered with DWTC to create the region's largest indoor advertising digital display network.
SmartScreen Ltd.

Founder & CEO

2010 - Present
Initiated a partnership with Amscreen in the UK, to create large Digital Out of Home (DOOH) networks with over 1,000 Amscreen installations in the Middle East & Africa.
RIK & SPARC Initiatives

Chief Promoter

2008 - Present
Solar Powered Advacnved Rural Communication and Rural Internet Kiosk initiatives to provide access to disadvantaged communities, through solar powered mobile Internt kiosks.
Intersat Africa Ltd.

Co Founder & CEO

2001 - 2010
Established one of the first Internet via- satellite services in Kenya. Intersat is now one of Africa's leading providers, with networks and partnerships across 32 countries.
TouchScreen Technologies Ltd.

Founder & CTO

1998 - 2010
Developer of TouchScreen Kiosks and Human Interfaces for rural computer literacy and bridging the digital divide.
Smart Stuff Agencies

Sole Proprietor

1994 - 1998
Installers of Satellite TV and agents for Multichoice Africa. Launched Africa's first Digital TV network (DsTV).
Gilano Footwear Industies Ltd.

Managing Director

1987 - 1994
One of the few local manufacturers of footwear in Kenya. Started the trend of canvas fashion shoes for the young generation..
Gilano Fashions

Sole Proprietor

1986 - 1987
Designers and Makers of Bespoke Footwear. Handmade leather and fabric shoes for special occasions.


I keep learning everyday!

Education is a powerful driver of development and one of the strongest instruments for reducing poverty and improving health, gender equality, peace, and stability.
I am blessed to have had the opportunity to fulfil my information goals.

University of Leicester


2006 - 2007
Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration - University of Leicester, England.
One year course in business growth and management.
South Fields College

Footwear Technology

1983 - 1985
Diploma from South Fields College of Further Education, Leicester, England.
Two year course in footwear design, technology and manufacture.
Allidina Visram High School

Higher Education

1979 - 1982
Allidina Visram High School, Mombasa, Kenya.
Passed Kenya Certificate of Education Exams with distinction.


Impactful projects I have been involved in

From designing and building Discovery Channel's first ever Shark Week Exhibit at the Dubai Mall to building the world's first Virtual Reality Zoo at the Dubai Aquarium, to designing and implementing the media delivery system for the largest, triple world record breaking OLED display at the Dubai Mall, our concepts are cutting edge and lead the field.


Let's Keep In Touch

Please fill out the form below or email me directly if you wish to discuss any project, or if you just want to meet up for coffee!
I am always keen in discovering new friends all the time.

Abdul M. Bakhrani
Digital Communication LLC
Suite 501, Grosvenor Business Bay Tower
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 441 7412

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