Abdel Aziz Mahmoud

Author, Journalist and TV presenter

Abdel Aziz Mahmoud is a Danish author, journalist and television presenter. His parents grew up in Lebanon as the children of statelessness Palestinians, but his father fled to Abu Dhabi in 1982 because he was threatened by the Syrian troops in Lebanon. Abdel Aziz Mahmoud was born in Abu Dhabi in 1983, but the family had to flee again in 1984 because the Lebanese Security and Intelligence Service threatened Abdel’s father due to his political opinions.

In Denmark, Abdel Aziz Mahmoud graduated as a journalist from the School of Journalism in Århus in 2007.  He worked with Danish television news and with youth and consumer programmes. Abdel hosted the television programme “Abdel Mellem Fjender” and the radio show “Shitstorm” for the Danish Broadcasting Cooperation. Currently on “Go’ aften LIVE” on TV 2.

He has published a book “Hvor Taler Du Flot Dansk” which has been a bestseller in Denmark. The book centres on his own family background and integration into Danish society and won “Book of the year.”

He has ben a LGBT+ ambassador and spoken about being gay and Muslim.

Privately, he lives with his husband, Andreas Gylling Æbelø, who is a speaker and communication officer.

2022 Speakers

Lori Billingsley

Former Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, The Coca-Cola Company

Tine Arentsen Willumsen

CEO at Above & Beyond Group, Founder of The Diversity Council and The Womenomics Nordic Business Conference

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