A visionary entrepreneur, Mr. Unnikrishnan is the Chairman of SPAC WLL and the architect of building successful media brands across the GCC. An acclaimed multilingual writer and orator, Mr. Unni's philosophy is to 'inspire' people, businesses and society through his entrepreneurial initiatives. Spearheading the growth of SPAC through its diversified business activities, he is a regular invitee cum speaker at key socio-economic events across the GCC. Hailing from a family of talented writers and media personalities Mr. Unnikrishnan's inclination towards the media business was almost by default. As an organization SPAC's future is about being market leaders in creating innovative concepts across the Gulf whilst spreading its mantra of 'igniting inspiration' in markets such as India and Europe. Armed with an MBA and experience as a copywriter with Mudra Communications, India, Mr. Unni's ventures into the Bahrain market was purely incidental, and so started his journey of many firsts in the market including :-

  • In 1999 he opened the door for one of the first foreign media offices in Bahrain by establishing Asianet Television (part of News Corporation)
  • Produced more than 3000 episodes of variety entertainment content spanning GCC cultural subjects, reality TV and travel shows
  • In 2006 he established Bahrain's first ever Asian private radio channel 104.2 FM which grew to become the benchmark of multicultural Programming and a regular constituent of brand media campaigns
  • In 2010, through his company SPAC Mr. Unnikrishnan acquired Bahrain's leading English Daily Newspaper, Daily Tribune (DT News). This is fast becoming the definitive media brand catering to Bahrain's diverse audiences.
  • The year 2012 marked the launch of 4PM Press Form, a daily evening newspaper which is a first of its kind initiative in the GCC Targeted at the Malayalam speaking Community. Following on from its success in Bahrain 4PM has recently launched in Qatar market as well.

Mr Unnikrishnan also heads other business ventures including

  • Chairman and Managing Director of DT News Bahrain
  • Chairman and Chief Editor of 4PM News Bahrain
  • Chairman of Weekender / Cocunut Times / Adam 2.0
  • Chairman & Managing Director - News Mill, India
  • Chairman - BigFace publishing (P) Ltd
  • Chairman - Daily Talk
  • Managing Director of Global Institute Bahrain
  • Managing Editor - Kensho Knowledge solutions

P. Unnikrishnan

Chairman & Managing Director
(SPAC WLL, DT News, 4PM News, Weekender, Coconut Times, Adam 2.0)

chairman@spacwll.com