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27 May 2024 10:16

Advertising & Marketing

IAA UAE Chapter Elects New Board of Directors for 2016-18 Term

Hani Ghorayeb, COO at AMS-Choueiri Group, re-elected chapter president for a second term.

The UAE Chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA) held elections for a new board of directors at their premises in Dubai Media City on 15th November 2016. The biennial elections saw members of the industry exercise their right to vote. The newly elected board of directors will steer the UAE chapter of the International Advertising Association for the 2016-18 term. 

The IAA UAE Chapter Board is made up of 15 members with four officer positions:  President: Hani Ghorayeb, COO, AMS – Choueiri Group; Vice President and Treasurer: Douglas Palau, CEO, BKP Media Group; and General Secretary: Sasan Saeidi, Managing Director Group UAE, FP7-UAE.

The new board is a well-balanced mix of newly elected and returning board members.  

Asad ur Rehman, Director Media, North Africa & Middle East, Unilever, Chadi Farhat, Group Head of Investments, OmnicomMediaGroup MENA, Dina Faour, Program Coordinator and Associate professor of Advertising, AUD (American University in Dubai), Elda Choucair, CEO, PHD MENA, Marwan Kai, CEO, ‘Media International Services Gulf (MIS Gulf), Michel Malkoun, Chief Operating Officer, DMS- Choueiri Group, Mohan Nambiar, CEO, MEC, Mounir Harfouche, Chief Executive Officer, MullenLowe Mena, Nabil Moutran, Regional Director, OgilvyOne MENA, Rajeev Khanna, Commercial Director, Gulf News, Talal Sheikh Elard, Managing Director, Impact BBDO Dubai, Yousef Tuqan Tuqan, Vice President, Brand Marketing & Loyalty, Jumeirah Group.

Hani Ghorayeb, COO at AMS-Choueiri Group, and re-elected president of the IAA UAE Chapter said: “I am very pleased with the outcome of the recent board elections and honoured to be a part of this distinguished team. The 2016-2018 IAA UAE Board will continue to focus on inspiring and empowering the talented young professionals within our industry and building stronger collaboration between clients, media, MBUs and agencies, with the aim of advancing standards and growth prospects for the entire industry”.

The new board’s mission is to support the case for communication and advertising in the region, helping to expand best practice and in turn effect a positive impact on the UAE economy. 

The IAA UAE Chapter is one of the largest in the world and represents all perspectives of the marketing and communications industry – media, clients and agencies. It has long been associated with forging a path for the industry across the region and raising standards. Among its most recent achievements is the introduction of a unified best practice code for the pitch process and driving the youth agenda for the industry.

List of IAA UAE Chapter Board of Directors for 2016-2018 Term:

1. President: Hani Ghorayeb, COO, AMS – Choueiri Group

2. Vice President and Treasurer: Douglas Palau, CEO, BKP Media Group 

3. General Secretary: Sasan Saeidi, Managing Director Group UAE, FP7-UAE

4. Board Member: Asad ur Rehman, Director Media, North Africa & Middle East, Unilever

5. Board Member: Chadi Farhat, Group Head of Investments, OmnicomMediaGroup MENA

6. Board Member: Dina Faour, Program Coordinator and Associate professor of Advertising,  AUD (American University in Dubai)

7. Board Member: Elda Choucair, CEO, PHD MENA

8. Board Member: Marwan Kai, CEO, ‘Media International Services Gulf (MIS Gulf)

9. Board Member: Michel Malkoun, Chief Operating Officer, DMS- Choueiri Group

10. Board Member: Mohan Nambiar, CEO, MEC

11. Board Member: Mounir Harfouche, Chief Executive Officer, MullenLowe Mena

12. Board Member: Nabil Moutran, Regional Director, OgilvyOne MENA

13. Board Member: Rajeev Khanna, Commercial Director, Gulf News

14. Board Member: Talal Sheikh Elard, Managing Director, Impact BBDO Dubai

15. Board Member: Yousef Tuqan Tuqan, Vice President, Brand Marketing & Loyalty, Jumeirah Group

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