Halawani, formerly ASDA’A BCW’s Regional Director – Levant & North Africa, joins back from Dubai Chambers.
Communications consultancy ASDA’A BCW has appointed Rami Halawani as its Executive Vice President – Client Services.
A strategic communications and marketing professional with over two decades of experience, Halawani will focus on strengthening key client relationships, delivering counsel to elevate campaigns, providing reputation and crisis management counsel, and building new business partnerships.
He was an integral part of the agency’s regional growth from 2002 to 2009 as Regional Director – Levant and North Africa, managing wholly-owned and affiliate offices in Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt, in addition to leading the Consumer Marketing and Healthcare practices.
Halawani joins the agency from Dubai Chambers, where he was Director – Marketing & Corporate Communication for over 12 years, responsible for implementing the Chambers’ global communications strategy and engaging internal and external stakeholders.
Sunil John, President – MENA of BCW and Founder of ASDA’A BCW, said in a statement, “It is such a delight to welcome back Rami, who has played a key role in building our regional network. Rami will provide in-depth counsel to our clients with his demonstrated skills in integrated and digital-first communications as we chart a new growth strategy in 2023 focused on delivering exceptional client service."
Halawani said, “This is a true homecoming for me. With the communications industry evolving at a tremendous pace, it is important that agencies focus on real value addition through service diversification and innovation – and ASDA’A BCW has been at the forefront, especially with the region’s most quoted thought-leadership initiative – the annual Arab Youth Survey and the recent launch of the innovative ESG advisory OnePoint5”.
Halawani started his career with Weber Shandwick PR in Dubai as Account Manager and Arabic Media Relations Manager. A graduate in Literature with Post Graduation in Translation and Interpretation, he is fluent in English, Arabic, French and Italian.