Memac Ogilvy appoints MENA CEO and Group President

The agency has appointed Ghassan Maraqa as CEO and Jon Marchant as MENA Group President

Left: Jon Marchant and Right: Ghassan Maraqa

Memac Ogilvy has announced new leadership, marking a new chapter for the agency focused on creative excellence, strategic innovation, and growth acceleration in the region.

David Fox, an Ogilvy veteran with a global track record, has completed his term as CEO, steering the agency through a period of growth and success.

Fox’s career has seen him bring an extensive wealth of experience from WPP and Ogilvy to the region.

In a transition marked by continuity and renewal, Memac Ogilvy has appointed Ghassan Maraqa as MENA CEO and Jon Marchant as MENA Group President. 

Marchant joins the agency after a six year journey as MD for FP7 McCann Dubai, Momentum and Craft MENA.

Maraqa has been responsible for Memac Ogilvy for two decades as its regional COO and CFO. 

Patou Nuytemans, EMEA CEO at Memac Ogilvy, said: “Having worked with Ghassan hand-in-hand for many years as my partner in leading Memac Ogilvy in the region, I’ve witnessed his passion for and commitment to our agency’s values, talent, and clients. He has been instrumental to our success for such a long time, that I have no doubt that Memac Ogilvy will thrive in his trusted hands.”

Ghassan Maraqa said, “I wish to extend my sincere appreciation to our exceptional team and valued clients for their steadfast commitment and partnership. 

“It’s such a privilege, together with Jon, to now lead an agency network that has always been a pillar of the industry in the region and bring our promise of borderless creativity to life for the leading brands across MENA.” 

Jon Marchant, as MENA Group President, will bring his track record in creative ideas, client partnerships and agency growth, both internationally and in the region, to Memac Ogilvy, with a goal to drive excellence for clients.

“Jon’s addition marks an exciting juncture in our journey of growth and innovation. His extensive experience speaks to his deep understanding of our industry. 

“His passion for amazing ideas that drive impact and for nurturing talent is simply contagious. We welcome his fresh perspective and I’m sure together with Ghassan he will shape an exciting new future for Memac Ogilvy.” adds Nuytemans.