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  • Aimee Peters

    Aimee Peters

    Group Head – Marketing & Communications, Mashreq Bank Claim to Fame Top 100 CMOs of Europe in 2019,  is putting up an ambitious plan together to rebrand itself into digital and mobile channels
  • Alasdair Jones

    Alasdair Jones

    Head of Global, The Marketing Society
  • Alastair Sherriffs

    Alastair Sherriffs

    VP Marketing & Growth, Property Finder Claim to Fame Launched House Hunt from Home, a video content driven campaign, the 2nd company in the world to do so, paying rich dividends that structured live viewings and visibility of sales
  • Alex Malouf

    Alex Malouf

    Corporate Communications Director, Schneider Electric Claim to Fame The first communications innovator from the Middle East, as per Holmes report, known for transforming marcomms into revenue streams
  • Amrith Gopinath

    Amrith Gopinath

    Senior Marketing Director, Adidas Claim to Fame Heads brand marketing for the best sports brand in the world, with over 18 years of experience across Retail, Technology and FMCG industries.
  • Andrew Campbell

    Andrew Campbell

    MD - Middle East , Brand Finance Claim to Fame Formerly at Etisalat, where he was responsible for the marketing strategy and operational performance of fixed and mobile operations in 15 countries
  • Anisha Patel

    Anisha Patel

    MD & Head of MENA, Push Claim to Fame Anisha has over 13 years experience in Digital Performance, leading agencies and media departments in both London and Dubai
  • Austyn Allison

    Austyn Allison

    Editor, Campaign Middle East Claim to Fame The leading editor for the region’s advertising and creative community
  • Brendan Michael Vyner

    Brendan Michael Vyner

    Director of Marketing & Student Recruitment, University of Wollongong Dubai Claim to Fame From a cancellation of 50 live recruitment events into going purely virtual, that recorded the highest summer intake in 7 years. Smartly focussed on 60,000 domestic students who otherwise flew out of UAE for higher studies
  • Chris Babayode

    Chris Babayode

    MD - EMEA, MMA Claim to Fame Experienced in advertising, media and marketing, with emphasis on the digital sector, has a proven track record in growing businesses, digital and mobile operations.
  • Claudia Navarro

    Claudia Navarro

    VP Marketing - EURASIA & Middle East, Coco Cola Claim to Fame Led Coca Cola's campaign for the 2012 London Olympics, 2018 FIFA World Cup, that led Coca Cola to its first ever mobile Cannes Lion trophy in 2019
  • Colin Lewis

    Colin Lewis

    Judge at Master of Marketing Awards, CMO, Open Jaw Technologies (Ireland) Claim to Fame One of UK’s top 100 CMOs, ran his first eCommerce website in 2006 turning over $100m
  • Cristina Covello

    Cristina Covello

    Head of Strategic Growth, Fooditude Claim to Fame The woman responsbile for one of the highest growth levels on media penetration with podcasts, social and radio
  • Darine El Khatib

    Darine El Khatib

    Sr Director – Creative Strategy & Brand Development, Warner Media Claim to Fame Presenting shows such as food travelogue ‘My World to You’, ‘Soups & Snacks’ and the culinary competition series ‘Star Chef’


    Co-founder - Lightblue, Board Member | Vice Chairman - Tribe Global Claim to Fame Featured in Event Magazine’s ‘Top 100 Most Influential People in the Industry: 2016 & hitting no.17 in 2017’. The Drum's top 30 under 30.
  • Erica Kerner

    Erica Kerner

    SVP Marketing Strategy, , One Championship Claim to Fame While at Adidas, led Beijing 2008 Olympics campaign, won China's first ever Cannes award for this campaign; Leads the highest watched MMA sports event globally
  • Farbod Khamooshi

    Farbod Khamooshi

    Founder, AdsToStick
  • Hady Shaikh

    Hady Shaikh

    Sr. President, CMOLDS
  • Hameed Yousuf

    Hameed Yousuf

    Social Media Influencer, @HamiVlogs Claim to Fame One of the early proponents and advocates of social media licensing in the region
  • Henry Chilcott

    Henry Chilcott

    Chief Brand Officer, Formula E Claim to Fame Previously at McLaren, his most recent creative project was adopted as F1’s # campaign, a symbol of diversity and inclusion.
  • Henry Rosas

    Henry Rosas

    Partner & Senior Director, TalkCircle Claim to Fame Used an online digital marketing platform for a small company to grow, connects licensed therapists to international clients for organisational mental health
  • Henry Windridge

    Henry Windridge

    Brand Director Middle East & Africa, Discovery Claim to Fame Made Fatafeat the #1 digital footprint of all Discovery brands outside of the USA
  • Hussein Kandi

    Hussein Kandi

    Regional Marketing Director, Hardees Claim to Fame Known for Lighting in the Bottle Campaign a revolutionary product design approach
  • Islam ElDessouky

    Islam ElDessouky

    Head of Integrated Communications,, Coca Cola (UAE) Claim to Fame The driving force behind some of Coca Cola’s most successful and impactful campaigns ever produced in the region, including 3 of the 10 most viewed Coca Cola films of all time, globally.
  • Jai Khan

    Jai Khan

    Head of New Business, Push Group
  • Joyca Baz

    Joyca Baz

    MEPRA - Board Member, Head of PR and Communications - Google MENA Claim to Fame Leading Google and YouTube’s regional communications efforts across corporate, consumer and B2B.
  • Katie Golding

    Katie Golding

    Director - Marketing & Communications, Sky News Arabia Claim to Fame Leads the marketing and communication for Sky News Arabia. Leveraging digital and data learning to drive reach and attract audiences from all over the region
  • Katie Traxton

    Katie Traxton

    Chief Communication officer, Formula E Claim to Fame When working at WeAreFearless led the marketing for the British Council's global anniversary campaign celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare, which spanned 200 countries and earning an organic social reach of 2.3 billion in one weekend.
  • Khaled Ismail

    Khaled Ismail

    Vice President Communications – Europe, Central Asia, Middle East & Africa , Tetra Pak Claim to Fame Named a 'dude' in '10 Dudes Shaping Middle East’s Marketing Comms Landscape’
  • Lisa Welsh

    Lisa Welsh

    MEPRA - Vice Chair, Managing Director - Hill+knowlton strategies Claim to Fame One of the world’s most influential PR professionals in the 2016 PR Week Global Power Book; Is known to adopt a multi-faceted campaign approach to assignments which have ranged from regulatory issues management to market entry and influencer engagement
  • Louise Gutteridge

    Louise Gutteridge

    CIPD Trainer, PRCA Claim to Fame Certifies people within a range of sectors from retail to government across the UK and the UAE
  • Magnus Djaba

    Magnus Djaba

    Global President, Saatchi & Saatchi , CEO Publicis Groupe UK Creative Practice (UK), Equality Panel – Premier League Claim to Fame Between 2011 and 2017 under his leadership, grew Saatchi & Saatchi London by 50% and welcomed clients like Direct Line, HSBC, Expedia and BT. Also sits on the English Premier League Equality Panel.
  • Manav Sethi

    Manav Sethi

    Global CMO, Octro Claim to Fame In his previous role at Eros International, launched 22+ Original Shows with 4M+ paying users within 18 months of launch!
  • Manjyot Sandhu

    Manjyot Sandhu

    Regional Head - Marketing & Content Licensing, Zee Entertainment Claim to Fame Conceptualized & executed India’s largest youth event (a first of its kind with facebook) at Channel {V}. More than 50,000 participants across 23 cities
  • Maria Gedeon

    Maria Gedeon

    Marketing Director – Leisure, Entertainment & Cinemas, Majid Al Futtaim
  • Mark Evans

    Mark Evans

    MD – Marketing & Digital, Direct Line Group Claim to Fame Demonstrated bravery by hiring a gangster to be the company's spokesperson
  • Marwa  Kaabour

    Marwa  Kaabour

    Group Head – Marketing & Corporate Communication, Al Masaood Group Claim to Fame Delivering services to a broad spectrum of global and regional brands such as Nestle, Kraft, Emirates, Pizza Hut, Al Hilal Bank and the Government of Abu Dhabi.
  • Matthias Schranner

    Matthias Schranner

    CEO and Founder, The Schranner Negotiation Institute Claim to Fame An expert in high pressure negotiations, worked with the German police and FBI for a number of years, is a highly sought after consultant by Fortune 500 companies, governments and political parties
  • Maya Makanjee

    Maya Makanjee

    Non Exe Director at AIG, Tiger Brands & Chairman of Ethics Claim to Fame Launched the first incentive model for agencies in South Africa whilst at Nestle
  • Mike Fairburn

    Mike Fairburn

    Vice Chairman of The Marketing Society & GM, Sony Music Entertainment Middle East Claim to Fame An entertainment and music executive with over 20 years’ experience, Mike has led the Sony Music Middle East business since 2014, working across a vast market comprising Egypt, Levant, GCC, Pakistan and Afghanistan in the areas of artist development, music marketing & promotions and business development.
  • Mimi Nicklin

    Mimi Nicklin

    International bestselling author & an Empathy Advocate, Creative Director, RAPP Claim to Fame Transformed a loss-making startup agency on empathy-based marketing techniques with a 98% pitch conversion rate
  • Nada El Barshoumi

    Nada El Barshoumi

    MEPRA - Youth Board Member, Senior Manager - Weber Shandwick, MENAT Claim to Fame Founded MENA region’s first vegan food blog in 2010.
  • Nalin Chandna

    Nalin Chandna

    CEO, National Gas Company Claim to Fame Leading Oman’s largest LPG provider and their operations across other geographies, an experience leader hired by organisations and institutions to train their staff in executive leadership positions.
  • Nasser Al Buhairi

    Nasser Al Buhairi

    Head of Emergency Response Unit, Kuwait Oil Company Claim to Fame The man responsible for crisis communication and reputation management for the company that delivers 80% of Kuwait's GDP
  • Njoud Majali

    Njoud Majali

    Co-founder, NXTShow
  • Paloma Azulay

    Paloma Azulay

    Global CMO, Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen Claim to Fame Reinventing Popeye’s brand to beat KFC in China to #1 with an aggressive 0 to 1500 outlet plan in 2 years
  • Paul Lalovich

    Paul Lalovich

    Founder, Agile Dynamics Claim to Fame Successfully led and supported business transformations making significant progress in reducing costs and improving operating effectiveness in companies like du, Gazprom, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation etc.
  • Peter DeBenedicts

    Peter DeBenedicts

    Chief Marketing Officer Middle East & Africa, Microsoft Claim to Fame Using AI to drive the marketing strategy and overall bravery culture at Microsoft
  • Piyush Pathak

    Piyush Pathak

    Founder, CommerceUp Claim to Fame With 10 years of experience in building technology focusing on digital publishing, mobile, and e-commerce.
  • Prof. Christopher Abraham

    Prof. Christopher Abraham

    CEO, SP Jain Global School of Management Claim to Fame A TED speaker, is an expert in connecting neuroscience with marketing and is a sought after expert by WB, Dubai Executive Council, Emirates Airlines, DHL and AW Rostamani
  • Rachel Dunn

    Rachel Dunn

    VP Corporate & Consumer,, Weber Shandwick Claim to Fame Her broad experience encompasses corporate, B2B and consumer-facing communications across multiple audience touch points and geographies, with current clients including Majid Al Futtaim Ventures, MEED, General Motors and Coty
  • Rami Zahran

    Rami Zahran

    Group Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Saudi German Hospitals Claim to Fame One of the highly sought after CMOs for the healthcare sector, developed the marketing campaigns when at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, which is recognised globally and won him the VMF Power Leader award for 2018
  • Ramy Al-Kadhi

    Ramy Al-Kadhi

    Commercial Director, Anghami Claim to Fame Leveraged WFH to diversify  genres and had the highest audio listeners registered
  • Rashid Al Awadhi

    Rashid Al Awadhi

    MEPRA - Board Member, CEO - New Media Academy Claim to Fame Launched UAE’s first digital academy and the 40 Most Influential Emiratis Under 40
  • Richie Santosdiaz

    Richie Santosdiaz

    Head of Strategy, Rise Group Claim to Fame Creator of Fintech Power 50, American Expat Youth
  • Ricky Solanki

    Ricky Solanki

    Co-Founder & Joint CEO, Push (UK) Claim to Fame He has set up the base processes and thinking for Google, Facebook and Microsoft
  • Ritchie Mehta

    Ritchie Mehta

    Founder, Learn Et Al & School of Marketing Claim to Fame A pioneer in digital marketing studies for young students enrolling a 100,000 students globally in the past 3-4 years
  • Saleema Vellani

    Saleema Vellani

    Innovation Strategist - World Bank, Adj. Professor Entrepreneurship & Design Thinking - The Johns Hopkins University Claim to Fame Led a startup education program through an Upwork-WeWork partnership to help businesses hire and manage remote teams online; At the age of 21, launched Brazil's largest and top-rated language schools
  • Sarah Mohamed

    Sarah Mohamed

    Director of Operations, Quill Communications Claim to Fame Communicate’s top 15 women to watch in the GCC
  • Shaddy Gaad

    Shaddy Gaad

    Senior Marketing Manager – MENA, Guinness World Record Claim to Fame Responsible for all marketing operations across the region, including overseeing GWR’s digital and PR departments.
  • Sherilyn Shackell

    Sherilyn Shackell

    Founder & Global CEO, The Marketing Academy Claim to Fame Recipient of the CIM Women in Marketing 'Special Award for Contribution to Marketing’, Top 50 most powerful influencers in Australia
  • Sidrah Fariq

    Sidrah Fariq

    Digital Marketing Manager, Point Blanc Media
  • Simon Harrison

    Simon Harrison

    SVP & CMO, Avaya Claim to Fame Not only a Karate blackbelt but also behind the triple digit growth in Avaya Space collaboration app since its launch in January 2020
  • Sophie Devonshire

    Sophie Devonshire

    CEO, The Marketing Society Claim to Fame Author of Superfast Lead at Speed – a book on marketing leadership, was the No 1 selling book on Amazon & shortlisted as Business Book of the Year
  • Sophie Santon

    Sophie Santon

    CMO, IBM MEA Claim to Fame A winner of the prestigious Gerstner award, with 25 years of experience in 3 large IT multinationals - driving marketing & sales execution across multiple geos & units, she is recognized for her ability to motivate teams to reach ambitious targets in a complex environments
  • Souad Al Serkal

    Souad Al Serkal

    MEPRA - Strategy Board Member, VP Corporate Communications, Tabreed Claim to Fame Oversees the strategic positioning of Tabreed, implementing the communication strategies, programs, initiatives, media events planning, employee engagement events, CSR campaigns, coordinating with external PR, events management agencies.
  • Steve Hyde

    Steve Hyde

    Co-Founder & Joint CEO, Push (UK) Claim to Fame Instrumental in Push winning more Google awards than any other EMEA Premier Partner, and regularly features at key industry events at Google's offices internationally.
  • Sudhir Syal

    Sudhir Syal

    CEO, Middle East, Book My Show Claim to Fame Reinvented business model - From a movie ticket seller to launching the longest running live streaming show getting 60,000 visitors a week and now ticketing it to generate additional revenue
  • Sunny Landeros

    Sunny Landeros

    ex CMO Jetex, Official Member - Forbes Communication Council Claim to Fame Placement of the first full-size private jet mockup inside Dubai Mall giving Jetex and HondaJet over 23M impression via all digital marketing platform
  • Syl Saller CBE

    Syl Saller CBE

    President, The Marketing Society (UK) , Former Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer, Diageo (UK) Claim to Fame WFA’s top 5 Global CMOs, Forbes 50 Most Influential CMOs, Ad Age’s Women to Watch, Marketing Week’s Vision 100 and Campaign’s Power 100
  • Talal Omer

    Talal Omer

    Country Manager – MENA, Guinness World Records Claim to Fame Responsible for all operations across the region, including growing key client partnerships and business revenues as well as general management of the 13-strong team.
  • Thomas Barta

    Thomas Barta

    Marketing and Leadership Keynote Speaker Claim to Fame Co-written the #1 leadership book for marketers: The 12 Powers of a Marketing Leader (McGraw Hill)

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