Dr. Mostefa Souag is currently Acting Director General of Al Jazeera Media Network. Prior to this, he had held various positions within the network, where he was Managing Director of Al Jazeera News Channel (Arabic), Director of News of Al Jazeera News Channel (Arabic), Advisor to His Excellency Sheikh Hamad bin Thamer Al-Thani, Chairman of the Board for Al Jazeera Media Network. He also served as Director of Al Jazeera Center for Studies and was also based in the London as a bureau chief.
Before joining Al Jazeera Media Network he worked at the BBC World Service and also MBC. Dr. Souag has a PhD in literary studies, was professor of Literary Theory at the University of Algiers (Algeria) till 1993, when he left teaching to journalism/media.