Ziad Soukkarie joins OMD as Saudi MD


OMD MENA has appointed Ziad Soukkarie as Managing Director for Saudi Arabia.

He aims to develop talent, foster team success, enhance client capabilities, and improve market growth. 

Soukkarie has over 18 years of regional industry experience, mostly in KSA. Most recently, he was the General Manager of UM KSA.

Over the years, he has navigated the evolution of the local media market and led the team handling the country’s largest advertiser.

Saleh Ghazal, CEO of OMD MENA, said: “Working with Saudi Arabia’s growth momentum and its ambitious vision, Ziad’s experience and proven track record to date bodes well for our next chapter in the Kingdom,

“Ziad is ideally placed to help us accelerate our growth, with his grasp of the dynamics and mechanics of the unique Saudi market. I am delighted to have a seasoned and respected leader joining the executive team and confident that we will create an exciting future for our talent, clients and partners.”

Soukkarie said I’ve always had the greatest deal of respect for OMD, and I now realise it is because we share the same vision and values. Joining OMD feels like a homecoming of sorts, a natural step in my professional journey,”

“I am very excited about what’s coming next, and I look forward to meeting, exceeding even, the ambitions of our business partners.”