Simon Bowthorpe, Managing Director of UM Qatar, has been promoted to Managing Director UM Qatar & Kuwait & FP7/KWI. As he takes on responsibility for both the creative and media businesses in Kuwait, Simon will continue to oversee the UM media operation in Qatar. His key area of focus will be driving the digital transformation of the operation in Kuwait by improving the integration of strategy and social media into the agency’s overall product offering.
Simon has been with the group since May 2013, when he joined as GM UM Qatar, before being promoted to MD of both UM and FP7 Qatar in December of the same year. Due to the rapid growth of UM’s digital offering in the Qatar market, Simon passed on the management of FP7 Qatar to concentrate on managing UM Qatar at the end of 2015.
With over 25 years’ experience in the industry, Simon has been leading creative, media, digital and events agencies since his first MD role in 1994.