Rashida Jeeva, Head of Content, AOL Canada & General Manager, Huffington Post Canada

As Head of Content of AOL Canada, and General Manager of Huffington Post Canada; Rashida Jeeva is responsible for the content direction of some of Canada’s largest media brands.

A native South African with a journalism background, she immigrated to Canada more than two decades ago and has held executive level editorial and business positions at media companies including Yahoo! and the Globe and Mail.

Pivoting her focus from print to online 15 years ago, and has launched several sites including the Huffington Post in Canada 4 1/2 years ago; and more recently, a state-of-the-art video studio for Editorial & Branded Content initiatives.

In 2015, HuffPost Canada produced 7 in-house and partnership-based Originals video series. 2016 is shaping up to be even bigger as HuffPost embraces the world of distributed content beyond its site.