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Rafat Ali

Founder & CEO


Rafat Ali is the CEO & Founder of Skift, the most influential business media & information company in the travel industry, providing news, research, events, and creative services to key stakeholders globally.

Previously, he was the founder/CEO of paidContent and ContentNext, which he sold to UK’s Guardian News and Media in 2008, and left in 2010. Prior to that, he was managing editor of Silicon Alley Reporter.

Rafat was the Knight Fellow at Indiana University, where he completed his Masters in Journalism, 1999-2000. Prior to that he completed his BSc in Computer Engineering, from AMU in Aligarh, India.

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