I started my career in media at the age of 17 and, after a brief period, shifted my focus to the event industry. With over a decade in the field, my experiences have shaped my vision for the company I desire to lead a space with an international team and an open-minded environment, collaborating across different cultures, countries, and sectors. Having worked in the UK and Europe, I broadened my horizons to the MENA region. The region's innovation-oriented culture and supportive environment fuel and make achievable my goal-oriented efforts. Working in the MENA region has given me the confidence to turn the 'impossible' into reality, take affordable risks for growth, and aim for the best. Today, I'm managing a company that embraces diversity, innovation, creativity, and excellence.
I began my career in the event industry by organizing private events, including birthdays, corporate events and weddings. Event management has always been my passion, even during my college years. After starting my professional career, I quickly transitioned to larger projects with higher budgets, such as cosmetic industry events and car launches. The most significant difference in this industry is experiencing the tangible results of your efforts at the end of each event. Despite the tiredness, stress, and substantial effort involved, there's always a sense of relief, accomplishment, and gratitude. I believe it's the perfect industry for showcasing my well-organized, flexible, and responsible personality.
I've been creating numerous innovative and engaging digital campaigns and communication materials for a diverse range of clients and events for over a decade. What drives me in the event industry is the constant challenge of creating something new, solving problems with innovative methodologies, and embracing fresh experiences. Adaptability is key in my world, and the event industry offers the perfect playground for fueling my creativity, utilizing my problem-solving skills, and showcasing my flexibility. It's a continual journey, not restricted by a rulebook, always dynamic, and that's what makes it exciting.
I have 18 years of experience as a logistics and operation manager in a desert experience company. In my previous role, I worked with limited resources, overcame challenging infrastructures, and navigated constraints. Due to the confined nature of my prior position with only a few venues, I was inspired to broaden my expertise on a larger scale. I appreciate and enjoy the diversity of the event industry, collaborating with suppliers from various fields, cultures, and industries. Event management and logistics not only enable me to explore new experiences but also provide a platform to utilize my strong planning and negotiation skills.
I've worked in diverse event sectors, from hotels to major sports events like UEFA EURO 2012. With experience in Egypt, Europe, and the GCC, I've enhanced my international event management skills. In the hotel sector, I realized that being in just one place wasn't enough for me. I wanted to be fully involved in event organizing from A to Z, in different locations, different types of events and with a variety of people. This desire led me to where I am today. In my current role, I enjoy meeting new people, learning from our clients, working with different sectors, and generating creative ideas. My job fuels my curiosity, encourages straightforward communication, and keeps me positive as I follow my passion.
I come from an international sales and marketing background in the tech industry, which taught me the value of connections, staying up to date, and always thinking one step ahead. I blended my past expertise with the event industry to foster strategic partnerships and embrace innovation. The event industry requires to be innovative, creative, and inquiring. My motto is 'Learn and create something new every day,' and this position fits perfectly to feed my creativity and thirst for learning. As a marketing and partnership manager, I collaborate with many individuals and organizations to create meaningful connections, continually learning from them, and creating common initiatives that make a positive change in various industries.
I have experiences in both the hospitality and consultancy industries, where I've held administrative roles. I enjoy trying new things, challenging myself, and being a good team player. The event industry offers excellent opportunities to visit different places, meet new people, work with a great team, and have fun at events, even during the busiest times. I also like the challenge of trying new things at every event, which keeps me motivated and excited. I'm combining my finance and accounting skills with the excitement and complexity of the event industry, which keeps me proactive and up-to-date.
I am an experienced tech professional mainly focusing on Fintech, Digital, and Blockchain, with over 26 years of experience. Throughout my career, I have worked and consulted with esteemed multinationals such as Vodafone, Siemens, and Saudi Telecom Company. For the past 13 years, I have been successfully leading MWAN Mobile, serving notable clients like the UAE Telecoms Regulator, Abu Dhabi Health Authority, Del Monte Arabia, Vodafone, and STC, among others. Leveraging my distinguished experience in the tech industry, I am regularly invited to speak at various industry events and workshops, particularly focusing on Fintech and Blockchain technology. In addition to my role at MWAN Mobile, I hold the position of Chief Digital Officer at MWAN Events, where I oversee digital services and technological developments for the company.