Campaign’s Digital Faces to Watch 2020 – Mark Hawa, Manager, digital media, OMD Riyadh

Campaign’s Digital Faces to Watch 2020 – Mark Hawa, Manager, digital media, OMD Riyadh

Age: 29

Jihad El Rassi, business unit director, OMD Riyadh: I have known Mark for almost a year and a half. I am impressed with his productivity and attitude. He takes full ownership of all his duties and responsibilities and has proved to be a great player. Mark is always eager to learn more and educate himself. He plays a major role in each campaign or pitch he is involved with – from a strategic, planning and implementation perspective. On a personal level, he always builds a strong connection with clients and colleagues. He is a rising star within the agency and we expect a bright future for him.

Career highlights

After graduating from University of Balamand Lebanon, I started my media career with OMD Riyadh. I can proudly say that I started as a junior supporting resource and was able to show hard work from then until I moved to media buying. I worked alongside many talented colleagues who saw the potential in me that drove to the shift in my career to Digital Media. I was soon the first digital person and the go-to for all digital requests in OMD Riyadh. In my many career paths, I handled multiple clients in different sectors including telecom, banking, retail and pharmaceutical.

Guiding principles

1- Everyday should have a challenge or opportunity, and you have to win.

2- You don’t know everything.

3- Learn and go forward.

Dream job

Digital media consultant for an international company.

Side hustle

“Give a helping hand to someone in need”. Every month I aim to help someone who is less fortunate. I don’t go to an organisation; however, I reach out to an individual or a family. I obtained this habit from my parents and always remember: do this in silence.


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