Move to strengthen company's next phase of growth

OMD UAE has announced key promotions to create a new leadership team for its operations in the Emirates, reporting to Nadim Samara, the CEO of OMD MENA.

Saleh Ghazal, currently General Manager at OMD UAE, has been appointed to the role of Managing Director of OMD UAE. With an impressive twelve-year career rooted in digital planning and account management at the company, his new role will see him translate the network’s ‘Better Decisions, Faster’ vision into tangible and valuable growth for both teams and clients. Under his leadership, accounts have received tremendous value in both brand and business impact, recognized by industry awards and innovative achievements.

Waseem Afzal, who has grown OMD’s vast digital and e-commerce offering since joining fourteen years ago, has been named Deputy Managing Director. Afzal’s talent for identifying key opportunities and scaling them across the company and network has been paramount to OMD’s success, and will continue to be. As we deployed and enhanced our integrated offerings, Waseem led the charge in onboarding and identifying disciplines that added value to our clients’ and partners’ businesses.

“This new structure further solidifies our vision for the future,” said Nadim Samara, CEO of OMD MENA. “And no better leaders to take the helm of our UAE operations than home grown talent. These promotions reflect our determination to continuously evolve and transform our business performance company offering, while nurturing progressive and proven talent. I would like to congratulate the senior management team on their new roles, which will see them being even more involved in steering both our and our clients’ growth, promoting best practices and defining the way forward for all our stakeholders.”

The appointments are effective as of April 2nd 2019.