With over 18 years of industry experience spanning leadership positions on the strategic and managerial fronts, Kamil recently assumed the role of Grey Group CEO MENA, responsible for its various communication entities. Prior to joining Grey Group, Kamil was the Strategic Planning Director for Leo Burnett MENA, leading on several multinational and regional brands such as Kraft, GM, P&G, Mastercard, Showtime and Saudi Telecom. He then assumed the role of Managing Director, Levant for Leo Burnett, followed by Regional Managing Director of the Publicis Group of Companies in the Levant. Under his leadership, Leo Burnett Lebanon was transformed into a regional hub for creative excellence (globally ranked in the top 20 Most Creative Agencies in the World for 4 years with the latest global rank of 4th Most Creative Agency in the World in 2015, according to the Big Won Report). Before advertising, Kamil worked in Auditing at KPMG, Lebanon and Management Consultancy (IT) at Price Waterhouse, USA. He holds a BBA from the American University of Beirut, an MBA (Finance and Marketing) from the University of Florida and an MA in Economics from the University of Georgia.
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.
Himanshu graduated from Delhi University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He started his career in 1999 with Ernst & Young, in their Assurance and Audit division, leading Audit and Consulting assignments for local groups and various multinationals. In 2005, he joined Grey Dubai as Finance Manager. By 2012, he was promoted to Regional Finance Director GCC before taking on the role of Chief Financial Officer for the region. During his tenure at Grey, Himanshu has been instrumental in improving agency efficiencies and effectiveness across all areas of operations, including SOX reporting.
In his leadership role over the past three years as the Managing Director, Krikor Khatchikian has been quite successful in positioning Grey Doha 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.
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.