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40 under 40: No. 31 – Marc Ghosn

40 under 40 2019

40 under 40: No. 31 – Marc Ghosn

Marc Ghosn, general manager, Wavemaker MENA

Marc Ghosn is a seasoned leader in tech, digital and data. He was among the 11 selected across the EMEA network to be part of a two-year future leadership program.

His entrepreneurial nature led him to spearhead several initiatives to elevate industry standards, such as startup incubator program for GE in partnership with Wamda ‘ME Makers’; transforming the Burj Khalifa into a broadcast channel for the Jaguar F-Pace launch; and leading the conceptualization of the first digital reality series “KitKat Comedy Break show” in the region.

He has also significantly contributed to the industry by facilitating talent development such as forging a partnership with Facebook and the American University in Dubai to integrate the Facebook Blueprint into the student’s curriculum.

What’s the best advice you have received in your career?

Put people first.

What’s the best advice you have given in your career?

Aim big and act small.

What’s the most rewarding thing about your job?

Finding new ways of addressing challenges.

What’s the most frustrating thing about your job?

Balancing family and work.

If not this, what would you be doing?

Working as a lawyer.

If you had ten million dollars, what would you do?

Support the startup community.

Finally, why are you (still) in this industry?

This industry is in constant change and I am not used to routine.

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