In his leadership role over the past three years as the Managing Director, Krikor Khatchikian has been quite successful in positioning Grey Qatar office among the most radical agencies in the country, by circumventing various odds such as tough market scenarios, stiff competition and financial challenges.
To his credit, he has overseen the acquisition of vital marketing projects and achieved great wins, besides carefully monitoring the budgets allotted by clients. Owing to his vast experience in the field, he has led the team towards award winning campaigns, thereby positioning Grey as one of the top 5 marketing agencies in Doha.
A true expert in generating marketing solutions, Krikor leads a team responsible for developing 360 communication strategies that cater to every evolving marketing need. These strategies are successfully brought to life with the support of a full-fledged marketing operation covered by the Doha office, from Advertising, PR, Social Media, to Digital Marketing, Research and Events.
Krikor is responsible for the agency’s operations and clients’ relationship in Qatar. His proven ability has been demonstrated tremendously when launching and managing brand reputations in Qatar and beyond; BNP Paribas, QAPCO, Qatar Rail, Barwa Bank Group, Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health, Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), Seib Insurance, and al Khaliji Bank to name a few.
Krikor holds a Masters’ degree in Business Administration from the American University of Culture and Education with a Bachelors’ degree in Business Hospitality and Tourism Management.
Denise’s career began in journalism in 2006 with the Lebanese daily Al Balad, before joining the leading Assafir newspaper and then moving to Qatar to pursue other opportunities. She joined Grey Doha in 2013 as a PR Account Manager, her 7-year experience in journalism and mass communication, has given her a journalistic perspective on the Public Relations industry. She handled a wide number of renowned clients across multiple sectors from retail, banking and finance, to railway, infrastructure, NGOs, education and government.
Assigned to handle the PR department’s portfolio in 2016, Denise’ managerial skills culminated in her taking over the reins of the PR and Social Media unit. Since she embarked on her managerial role, Denise has grabbed esteemed PR and SM wins at MEPRA, PRWEEK Global, and Lisbon International Advertising Festival.
Denise is a highly self-driven individual with a clear and broad perspective on the market and her clients’ needs. She is fluent in Arabic, English and French and holds a Master’s Degree in Media and Communication from the Lebanese University.
Samih holds a Bachelor’s degree in MIS from the Beirut Arab University.
He started his career with FP7/McCann in Riyadh, working with a variety of clients including Ford, Danone, and GO before joining Grey Doha in 2011 as Account Manager on Vodafone, Qatar.
Samih was promoted to Account Director in 2012, initially to handle Qatar Islamic Bank and Barwa Real Estate before taking on the responsibility of managing the Qatar Rail business.
In 2016, Samih took over responsibilities as Client Services Director of Grey Doha, leading brand strategies across the Agency’s portfolio.
Jihad was an ambitious student who fell in love with cinema. Led by this spirit, he graduated, with honors, in 2D and 3D animation in Beirut, then got his masters in conceptual Copywriting, with honors as well from L'Acadamie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA). He then crossed the Lebanese borders to Egypt, KSA, UAE and Qatar where he rose through the ranks from a Junior Copywriter to a reputable Creative Director handling big accounts such as Coca Cola, McDonald’s, Cadbury, Mobily, Riyad Bank, QIB and Vodafone, crafting “stick in the mind” lines and creating “talk of the town” campaigns. The awards he won were never produced for the awards’ sake; they were simply successful campaigns that were awarded recognition. Jihad's philosophy is about keeping the business and always making it grow.
Maria is a brand strategist with extensive experience across Marketing, Brand Management, Consumer Insights & Advertising. She has worked in a wide range of industries and in multiple geographies including New Zealand, Australia, Latin America & MENA. Most recently, Maria developed her skills and knowledge in the FMCG industry at Mars Inc., where she worked for over 5 years. During her time at Mars, Maria worked across the Confectionery, Food and Petfood portfolios leading the strategy development and execution of several global brands including Uncle Ben’s, M&Ms and Mars’ largest brand – Pedigree. She has extensive experience executing local, regional and global campaigns and has led a number of highly effective, award-winning campaigns. Maria joined Grey Group in 2018 as a Planning Director and is currently leading the strategic output of the Grey Doha office. Maria holds a Master’s Degree in Commerce from the University of Auckland in New Zealand