With experience spanning the Middle East region and North America and significant dealings with leaders across multiple continents, Kamal brings considerable expertise, a solid track record in leading teams, managing through complexity, developing communication, inspiring creative development, delivering against aggressive growth targets and building reputation. Perhaps one of Kamal’s biggest strengths is the ability to work with and help grow people.
Specifically in the UAE, Kamal has extensively worked over the past 20+ years with a variety of UAE national leaders across a wide cross-section of quasi government and local/regional organizations. He has a strong commitment to giving back.
Kamal has also served as an adjunct instructor at the American University of Dubai, lecturing on integrated marketing communications and advertising. He has also been involved in the activities of the local marketing and communications industry and has served on the International Advertising Agency UAE Chapter’s board for eight years and is currently a member of the board of The Marketing Society. He often writes and provides commentary about a variety of industry topics.
Beyond his industry activities, Kamal currently serves as a coach for Endeavor and sits on Local Selection Panels. He also is a mentor with Cartier Women Initiative and supports women entrepreneurs. He is also a non-executive Board Advisor with Sacred Groves. He is also the former COO of Publicis Communications and Executive Regional Managing Director for Leo Burnett UAE, Kuwait and the Lower Gulf.
Education and Qualifications
ACTP University of Texas at Dallas
Design Thinking & Creativity for Business INSEAD
MBA American University of Beirut
B.Sc American University of Beirut