Dubai-based independent communications agency Gambit Communications has continued its expansion despite the effects of the global pandemic with the announcement of two new hires to bolster its PR team.
Rahaf Awad joins as Junior Account Manager having spent three years in her previous role handling industry-leading automotive and hospitality multinational brands including Infiniti Middle East and Marriott International across the disciplines of public relations and influencer engagement. A Syrian raised in Saudi Arabia, cosmopolitan Rahaf graduated from Malaysia’s prestigious Limkokwing University of Creative Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Design and a master’s degree in Communications & Public Relations.
Palestinian Suzana Saoud comes on board as Junior Account Executive, after completing her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from the American University of Sharjah with a concentration in Public Relations and Minor in International Relations. Suzana started her journey with the Gambit Communications team earlier this year during the Covid-19 lockdown period as a remote intern and impressed enough to earn a full-time role.
Founder and Managing Director Jamal Al Mawed said: “As the industry emerges from the rubble of a devastating first half of the year due to the global pandemic, there is reason to be hopeful with a wealth of talent available. I truly believe that now is the best time to invest in building superstar teams because brands are looking to push on strongly in the second half of the year to try and recoup their losses, and intelligent communications will play a key role in that.”
Following its launch in early 2019, Gambit Communications has quickly established itself as a contender in the Middle East’s communications industry, working with brands such as Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles, Ferrari, The Ritz-Carlton, Swissquote, Meraas, Maserati and Pagani among others.