100 Most Creative People by Fast Company, CDO of the Year by the CDO Club

Adam Brotman

Brightloom (USA)

Expertise spans communications and media, public relations and marketing for both multinationals in the energy, technology and FMCG space as well as several Gulf-based government institutions

Alex Malouf

Corporate Communications Director MEA,
Schneider Electric (UAE)

Formerly at Etisalat, where he was responsible for the marketing strategy and operational performance of fixed and mobile operations in 15 countries

Andrew Campbell

MD Middle East ,
Brand Finance (UAE)

A winner of 4 Cannes Gold Lions for the Story Sign Project, an AI basedinitiative that facilitates parents to read stories to 32 million deafchildren below the age of 6.

Andrew Garrihy

DiDi (China)

Oversees multidisciplinary agencies working with the brand to drive strategies on communication, branding and social media

Anja Petrovski

Marketing Director,
Volkswagen Middle East (UAE)

Leads employer branding at Glovo, the fastest-growing on demand delivery platforms in EEMEA. She’s specialized in brand strategy and marketing communications and has worked in Fortune 500 companies such as The Walt Disney Company, Intel, and BlackRock.

Anna Bertoldini

Global Employer Branding Manager,
Glovo (Spain)

Designed, built and lead the sales organization for the largest in-venue Social Display Network in the marketplace

Anthony Stehn

Vice President Digital Marketing,
American Eagle (USA)

Asma Quorrich

Senior Vice President Marketing,
Jumeirah Group (UAE)

Charles Awad

Chief Customer Officer,
Majid Al Futtaim (UAE)

A TED x speaker, is an expert in connecting AI, neuroscience & behavioral science and is a sought-after expert by World Bank, Dubai Executive Council, Emirates Airlines, DHL, SEWA, Reckitt Benkiser, P&G etc

Christopher Abraham

CEO & Sr. Vice President,
SP Jain School of Global Management

One of UK’s top 100 CMOs, ran his first eCommerce website in 2006 turning over $100m

Colin Lewis

OpenJaw Technologies Ireland

Using a decentralized data exchange protocol that unlocks data for AI, helping to build the new data economy

Cristina Pon

Co-Founder & Head of Growth,
Ocean Protocol (Singapore)

Super-brains behind Google’s empowering AI initiatives to make the tech accessible to all

Dr. Saket Kumar

Chief Data Scientist – Global Premium Services,
Google (USA)

Cannes Lions winner, ran a campaign for the British Army by leveraging data science analytics which was a remarkable turnaround in terms of recruitment; current clients include BT, EDF Energy & Ministry of Defense

James Denton-Clark

Chief Client Officer Karmarama & MD,
Accenture Interactive (UK)

Responsible for several tie-ups with the Dubai Press Club, Emirates Literature Festival, Sharjah International Book Fair, Dubai International Film Festival

Joseph John Nalloor

Program Coordinator, Media & Communications,
Murdoch University Dubai (UAE)

Spokesperson for the Middle East and North Africa including conflict countries like Syria, Palestine, Sudan, Yemen

Juliette Touma

Chief, Advocacy & Communications for the Middle East & North Africa,
UNICEF (Jordan)

When working at WeAreFearlessled 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 and was the Chief Communication Officer at Formula E

Katie Traxton

Non Executive Board Director,
European Sponsorship Association (UK)

Named a 'dude' in '10 Dudes Shaping Middle East’s Marketing Comms Landscape’

Khaled Ismail

Vice President Communications - Europe, Central Asia, Middle East & Africa Region,
Tetra Pak (UAE)

Leopoldo Boado

Senior Vice President Middle East, Africa & EECIS,
Oracle Applications

Lizzy Johnson

Ghassan Aboud Group (GAG)

Executive Leader for IMPACT2030 UAE Council, and a founder of two consumer brands which are in stealth mode and due to launch in Jan 2022  

Mandip Dulay

CEO of Impact Group ,
Founder of COO Network (UAE)

A master of growth marketing & winner of TechStars Startup Weekend UK COVID Edition; Uses ML & digital phenotyping raising investment from Facebook’s former Head of Growth

Maria de Freitas

Co-Founder & CEO,
uMore (UAE)

World’s first hijab wearing model, a leading authority in ‘modest fashion’ and the official ambassador of Formula E

Mariah Idrissi

Model & Official Ambassador,
Formula E (UK)

Demonstrated bravery by hiring infamous gangster, Winston Wolfe (of Pulp Fiction fame), to be the UK insurer’s spokesperson

Mark Evans

Managing Director – Marketing & Digital ,
Direct Line Group (UK)

Deployed an AI-powered conversational intelligence platform enabling customer-centric companies to drive revenue, increase retention and reduce costs

Martin Alamri

Head of Sales CEEMEA & Managing Director DACH,
Talkwalker (Luxembourg)

Marwan Remman

Head of CX,
Arabian Automobiles

Transforming the global traveller experience by making Abu Dhabi’s new airport the most immersive, interactive airport in the world. Previously at Dubai Airports, Matt enabled an entertainment-led experience in partnership with some of the biggest global and regional brands including Disney, Timeout & Anghami

Matthew Horobin

Head of Corporate Affairs,
Abu Dhabi Airports Company (UAE)

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.

Mike Fairburn

Chief Marketing Officer & General Manager,
Sony Music Entertainment Middle East (UAE)

Top 100 CEOs in the Middle East by Forbes as the only leader representing the watch industry

Milvin George

Lagado Watches

Internationally bestselling author and founder and CEO of the worlds most ‘free’ advertising agency, Freedm.

Mimi Nicklin

Bestselling Author, Creative CEO,
Freedm (UAE)

Featured on the front cover of VANISH (World’s largest magic magazine) and The Sunday Times calls him “The James Bond of Magic”, uses magic as an effective way of story-telling that has seen him win multiple awards.

Mo Magic

Entertainer Magician (South Africa)

Creating data and network planning products that enable and accelerate efficient growth using AI and data analytics

Mohamed Tarek Fahmy

Director of Growth & Martech,
Careem (UAE)

Mohammed Ismaeel

Senior Vice President Marketing (CEMEA),

Using a decentralized protocol to unlock data for monetization that aims to give people back control over their data

Monica Botez

Ocean Protocol (Singapore)

An Effie award judge, is leveraging AI to drive the marketing strategy and overall bravery culture at Microsoft

Peter Debenedictis

Chief Marketing Officer, Middle East & Africa,
Microsoft (UAE)

Serving 3000+ multi-sector clients daily, leads the innovation hub and eco-system of 200+ partner platforms and tech service providers in the digital space

Pierre D'Arbost

American Eagle (UAE)

Priya Sarma

External affairs manager MENA,
Unilever & Un-Stereotype Alliance UAE representative

Has developed an exceptional used case study that uses deep and machine learning to detect malware attacks on critical infrastructure; Has developed an AI model that uses X-Ray scans for COVID detection

Professor Paul Hopkinson

Associate Head of Edinburgh Business School,
Heriot Watt University (UAE)

Became the first Arab technology company to be listed on NASDAQ, expected to generate $40-210 million in cash from the SPAC and a separate PIPE investment to help accelerate its growth and leveraged work from home to diversify genres and had the highest audio listeners registered

Rami Al Kadhi

Commercial Director,

Responsible for delivering all 360 degree campaigns regionally and globally to promote Expo 2020 Dubai

Ramzi Haddad

Vice President – Campaigns Marketing,
EXPO 2020 (UAE)

On the verge of becoming UK’s largest Gen Z mentoring initiative, launched a nationwide programmeto help young people aged 16 to 28 find a route into the marketing industry and a pioneer in digital marketing studies for young students enrolling a 100,000 students globally in the past 3-4 years.

Ritchie Mehta

Learn Et Al & School of Marketing (UK)

Rob Beswick

Managing Director,
Virgin Mobile (UAE)

Communicate’s top 15 women to watch in the GCC

Sarah Mohamed

Group Account Director,
Technology Practice, MENA

Promoter of public private partnerships as a tool for advancing foreign policy and development objectives

Thomas Debass

Managing Director & Chief Partnerships Officer,
US Dept of State (USA)

TJ Lightwala

MD & Lead for experience services - MENA,
Accenture Interactive (UAE)

One of the top brand editors of the world, GE Reports has been listed in the Financial Times, Inc. magazine and the Brunswick Review as a leading example of content published by businesses and Leads the AI storytelling of GE globally which has been hailed as one of the best and most effective examples of machine nirvana.

Tomas Kellner

Chief Storyteller,

An Emmy & Cannes Lions winner is famed to be one of the biggest audio brand experts in the world and the brains driving audio branding for Star Trek & Disney Classics apart from the likes of Nike, BMW, Reebok, Sony, Coca Cola, and Mercedes etc.

Uli Reese

Author of 101 Great Minds & Global CMO,
Amp (Germany)