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Riyad Omar

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VP, Principal Legal Officer
Riyad is responsible for NewsRight’s legal affairs. Prior to joining NewsRight, Riyad was Associate General Counsel of Business Governance at the Associated Press. At AP, Riyad’s responsibilities included, among other things, legal oversight of AP’s digital and technology departments. In addition to counseling all levels of management and overseeing a dedicated staff of legal resources, Riyad was actively involved in a wide range of transactions, including strategic investments and partnerships. In 2009, Riyad joined a small team to create AP’s News Registry, the core technology platform for NewsRight. As a key team member, Riyad helped formulate the News Registry’s integrated legal, business and technology strategy and served as the News Registry’s legal director. He also had legal oversight over NewsRight’s spin-off from AP.


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