Nassib Boueri elected President of IAA UAE new board
Posted on 2023 Dec,07

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The UAE Chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA) held elections for a new board of directors on Tuesday, 31st October.

The recent 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 2023-2025 term.

The new board’s mission is to support the case for creativity, communication, and advertising in the UAE, helping to expand best practice and in turn effect a positive impact on the UAE industry. Its breadth of membership enables the IAA UAE to speak for the UAE marketing communications industry as a whole.

The board is made up of 17 members with four board elected officer positions.

PRESIDENT: Nassib Boueri, Chief Executive Officer (MENA), Wunderman Thompson

VICE PRESIDENT: Douglas Palau, Managing Partner, Vitamin C Media 

TREASURER: Marwan Kai, CEO, Media International Services Gulf LLC

GENERAL SECRETARY: Halim Sader, Managing Director, DigiNet Arabia - A member of Choueiri Group 

HONORARY BOARD EXECUTIVE: Majed Al Suwaidi, Managing Director, Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City and Dubai Production City

BOARD EXECUTIVE: Fadi Yaish, CEO & CCO, And Us FZ LLC; Youssef Gadallah, Head of Creative Agency Partnership and Creative Consultancy TikTok, Bytedance; Walid Stephan, Head of Agencies- MENA Google; Nathalie Gevresse, CEO Publicis Communications; Amer El Hajj, CEO GroupM MENA; Jad Rabahi, Managing Director, Impact BBDO UAE; Jake Thomas, Head of UAE Snapchat; Stephen King, Senior Lecturer in Media, Middlesex University – Dubai; Tony Wazen, CEO MENA, Publicis Media; Tarek Miknas, CEO Fortune Promoseven; Dany Naaman, CEO Havas Middle East FZ-LLC; Houda Tohme, CEO Havas Media Middle East FZ-LLC.

Nassib Boueri, Chief Executive Officer (MENA), Wunderman Thompson, elected President of the IAA UAE said: "I am very pleased with the recent board elections and honored to be a part of this distinguished and diverse industry team. The 2023-2025 IAA UAE board will continue to focus on inspiring and empowering talented young professionals within our industry and building stronger collaboration between clients, media, agencies, and government with the aim of advancing standards and growth prospects for the entire industry".


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Stephen King, Youssef Gadallah, Nathalie Gevresse, Jake Thomas, Dany Naaman, Jad Rabahi, Houda Tohme, Tarek Miknas, Amer El Hajj, Majed Al Suwaidi, Nassib Boueri, Halim Sader, Douglas Palau, Walid Stephan.
Not in picture: Marwan Kai, Fadi Yaish, Tony Waze