Samer Abboud

Managing Director - Qatar

Samer Abboud

In December 2011, Samer joined Memac Ogilvy & Mather, with the responsibility of initiating an office in Qatar and kick starting the new operation in this promising market.

Samer developed an interest in the advertising industry after having led Grey Doha in the capacity of Chief Operating Officer through many successful projects. Samer holds a B.S. degree in Business Marketing from the Lebanese American University and completed his Executive Education at INSEAD Business School in France.

Samer started his career working with big corporate names such as Austrian Airlines, Alcatel and Siemens. Having had a taste of client side marketing, he moved to Qatar in 2006 to spearhead operations in advertising and sample life from an agency’s perspective. Here, his vast experience on the client side of marketing helped optimize strategies and creative expressions.

Though Samer has significant creative/strategic experience, his true strength lies in his exceptional leadership abilities and entrepreneurial skills. His processes have not only led to many achievements, but have made him a true asset to the team. Samer provides not only motivation, but challenges his team and fuels the drive to produce the best results.

When Samer isn’t working, he enjoys travelling the world and discovering new destinations with his wife Carole and 3 kids.