MCN – The Middle East Communications Network have announced Jad Hindy as the new Regional Managing Director for MRM//McCann. The role has a remit of leading the digital-and-data centric agency across the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.
His challenge at MRM//McCann will revolve around the three key pillars that the agency is built on: The power of creativity, magic of technology and the beauty of data. While the agency currently operates out of Dubai, MRM have offices across North and South America, Asia Pacific, and Europe. Jad will have the responsibility to expand MRM//McCann’s footprint across the Middle East region.
Jad is a seasoned digital native with over twenty years of experience in business setup, startups, marketing, communication and brand building across the Middle East and North Africa region.
He has worked on some of the biggest brands in the MENA Region including Saudi Telecom, Jawwy, Ooredoo (Qtel), du, Etisalat, P&G, Virgin Mobile, Red Bull, Unilever, McDonald’s, EmiratesNBD, and more. In his last role, Jad led the innovation and digital teams for FP7/McCann across the MENAT region.
Jad is known to be a serial entrepreneur; he plays an active role in the UAE’s startup scene and is a pillar of on-going support for startups through mentorship programs, while being an active TiE UAE charter member.
Commenting on Jad’s appointment, Ghassan Harfouche, Group CEO for MCN said “It’s wonderful to have Jad back with us. He is a natural at leading a digital, data and tech focused agency. He has the right leadership skills, a huge amount of digital knowledge, he speaks and walks the talk, and is a always-there-with-a-solution-and-a-smile guy we go to. I’m confident he’ll be able to lead the agency and help our group go to new frontiers.”