Rafat is the CEO/founder ofSkift, a business intelligence startup that offers news, data, and and services to the travel & leisure industry and business travelers.
Previously, he was the founder/CEO of paidContentand ContentNext, which he sold to UK's Guardian News and Media in 2008, and left in 2010. Prior to that, he was managing editor of Silicon Alley Reporter.
Rafat was the Knight Fellow at Indiana University, where he completed his Masters in Journalism, 1999-2000. Prior to that he completed his BSc inComputer Engineering, from AMU in Aligarh, India.