Shinoj Leela joins Northwestern Qatar with more than 15 years of experience within the field of broadcast engineering. Prior to assuming his position at Northwestern Qatar, Leela served as senior broadcast project engineer at Al Jazeera Media Network. There, he helped to design and build the network's broadcast infrastructure. He also held positions such as broadcast engineer for TEN Sports in Dubai Media City, and senior transmission engineer at Asianet Communications Ltd.

Leela holds a master’s degree in information systems from Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies, and a bachelor’s degree in electronics and telecommunications.