George Laham

Regional Managing Director - Levant & N.Africa

George Laham

George was born in Beirut in 1962. In 1983, he graduated in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut. In 1984, he began his career as a Research Assistant for PARC (Pan Arab Research Center) in Lebanon, and was promoted to branch manager before joining Memac Ogilvy Dubai as Media Director in 1990.

Between 1992 and 1993, George acted as a Regional Media Director for GCC and Levant. In 1993, he took the role of MBU Director and was instrumental in establishing the first centralized Media Buying Unit in the region on behalf of Unilever Arabia.

In 1997 George moved to Memac Ogilvy Jeddah and held the position of Managing Director. In 2002, he established Memac Ogilvy Riyadh and took over the country management until 2008.

George is currently based in Lebanon, and is the Regional Managing Director for Levant and North Africa. He is married to Myriam and is father of two children, Joseph and Alex.

george.laham@ogilvy.com