CAMPAIGN MEDIA FACES TO WATCH 2019 – OMAR ANWAR, 26, SENIOR EXECUTIVE, PLANNING, OMD

Nominated by Karan Kukreja, general manager, OMD UAE
“Omar has been with OMD for a little under a year, and in this short span has made a strong impact. He was brought on board to manage the Centrepoint and BabyShop business and since day one he’s had it under control. His contributions have led to four Effies shortlists and one win, and at the Lynx one shortlist and one win. To top that, he won, for the first time ever for OMD, Gold at the Young Lynx. He’s certainly one to watch out for.”

Career path
“I joined the OMD family exactly a year ago and have taken up challenges across retail, hospitality, F&B and financial industries. I’ve also represented OMD at the 2018 Dubai Young Lynx Competition, where my teammate and I won Gold in the Media category.”

Guiding principles
“Be an optimist, there’s opportunity in every challenge.” I have had this attitude ever since I can remember, it helps motivate me and creates positive energy in the work-space.

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