The Marketing Leader of the Year Award which was introduced this year is the joint collaboration between the Marketing Society and Serviceplan. The award is aimed at recognizing senior marketers who have been changing the face of the industry. The ceremony for the award is set to take place on Tuesday, 12th November.
The new Marketing Leader of the Year Award will celebrate the extraordinary talent in the region. The shortlisted candidates have been nominated by a committee of 15 leading CMOs, creating a unique award allowing CMOs to applaud the work of their peers.
Khaled Ismail, Chairman, The Marketing Society Middle East and VP Communications – Europe, Central Asia, Middle East and Africa, Tetra Pak said: “The Society is passionate about showcasing the leaders who stand out in our industry and inspire others to make a change, while delivering impressive results for their business. We are delighted to launch this award in the UAE and the quality of the shortlisted names is a testament to the caliber of leaders in our region. Any of them would be worthy of winning the inaugural award.
The four shortlisted leaders are:
- Asad Rehman, Digital & Media Transformation Director, Unilever MENA
- Sanaa Bougazzoul, Chief Digital Officer, L’Oréal
- Vikram Krishna, EVP Marketing & Head of Customer Experience, Emirates NBD
- Vino Elkhatib, Chief Marketing & Brand Officer, Majid Al Futtaim Holding
They will share insights on how they navigated their way to the top. The winner will be announced at the end of the event.
Rami Hmadeh, CEO, Serviceplan said, “The CMO of the Year Award has been a huge success in Germany, and it’s time to recognize the incredible work of CMOs in the Middle East. By delegating the decision to a committee of CMO peers, award winners know that they are truly valued in the industry. Our region is constantly evolving, and our CMOs have responded successfully with dynamic and innovative strategies. We are thrilled to launch this award in the UAE and look forward to announcing our first winner!”