MEPRA would like to invite all members to attend the 2018 MEPRA Annual General Meeting and Board Elections to vote for the next committee of Board Members. These candidates will drive key initiatives for the communications industry in our region.
During the Annual General Meeting, members will be asked to vote by secret ballot for candidates to stand on the MEPRA Executive Board and Strategy Board for the next two years. Results will be announced during the event. All nominees have been listed below.
MEPRA Chair Ray Eglington and Treasurer Mazen Nahawi will also deliver a presentation on the association’s success in 2017 and the strategy and activity plan for the year ahead.
Please RSVP by 30 January 2018 via this events page. We hope you can join us.
For any questions please contact Sabrina De Palma at firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 MEPRA Board Nominees
To view nominee bios, click here
Executive Board Nominees
|Tom Ashby||Founder & CEO||Ashbright|
|Peter Ganney||Communications Director||Performance Communications|
|Sami Moutran||Director, UAE||Memac Ogilvy|
|Mazen Nahawi||President||News Group|
|Jonty Summers||Managing Director||Hanover ME|
|Lisa Welsh||Managing Director Regional Operations MENA||H+K Strategies|
Strategy Board Nominees
|Farah Al Alami||Chief Communications Officer||UEMedical|
|Maissa Al Khafajy||Manager, Corporate Communications||Daman National Health Insurance|
|Salem AlNuaimi||Communications Director||Abu Dhabi Media|
|Hend Al Otaiba||Advisor to the Minister, Media Affairs||Ministry of Foreign Affairs|
|Fahad Al Qahtani||Chief Executive Officer||The Corporate Office|
|Jon Barber||Director, Corporate Communications||ACWA Power|
|Simon Buerk||Director, Corporate Affairs||Emirates Global Aluminium|
|Roland Buerk||Senior Director, Communications MEA & India||Nissan Motor Corporation|
|Oisin Commane||Group Director||Streamline Marketing Communications|
|Camilla d’Abo||Former Chair, Edelman DABO|
|Craig D’Silva||Head of PR & Corporate Communications||INFINITI ME|
|Margaret Flanagan||Chief Strategy Officer||ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller|
|Gregg Fray||Co-Owner & Chief Executive Officer||Seven Media|
|Ziad Hasbani||Chief Executive Officer||Weber Shandwick|
|Kevin Hasler||Managing Director||BPG Cohn & Wolfe|
|Louise Jacobson||Managing Partner||Brazen PR|
|Moritz Kaffsack||Director of Client Strategy||Edelman|
|David Kingsmill-Moore||Managing Director||CNC Middle East|
|Jason Leavy||Managing Director||VICE MENA|
|Mark Lomas||Media Lecturer||Middlesex University Dubai|
|Brian Lott||Chief Communications Officer||Mubadala|
|Euan Megson||Managing Director||MCS Action|
|Noela Michael||Assistant Professor||Zayed University|
|Martin Norris||Director of Communications||Ras Al Khaimah Media Office|
|Alison Oliver||Corporate Communications Manager||Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation|
|Baiju Pappachan||Managing Director /Chairman||Buz Consulting|
|Christine Sarkis||External Communications Advisor||Saudi Arabian Airlines|
|Tamara Saeb||Head of Communications||Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders|
|Mamoon Sbeih||Managing Director – Arab Region||APCO Worldwide|
|Benjamin Schroeder||Senior Vice President, Communications ME||Siemens|
|H.E Laila Mohammad Suhail||Chief Executive Officer- Strategic Alliances and Partnerships||DTCM & Entities|
|Amina Taher||Vice President, Corporate Affairs||Etihad Aviation Group|
|Charlie Taylor||GD Brand Communications||Jumeriah Group|
|Sophie Toh||Managing Director||TOH PR|
Board Election Details
As we enter the next phase for MEPRA, a new board structure will take form to extend the opportunity for a wider selection of members to be involved. Nominations are open for two board levels:
MEPRA Strategy Board
The MEPRA Strategy Board will help identify and shape the strategy for MEPRA moving forward, particularly around our major initiatives including the Leadership Majilis, Academy and Awards ceremony. A Strategy Board Member will be committing to four meetings per year plus time allocated for sub committee planning and projects.
MEPRA Executive Board
The MEPRA Executive board will work closely with MEPRA staff to implement initiatives throughout the year. This board is the decision-making body of the Association, comprised of a Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary plus a small group of Executive Directors. An Executive Board Member will be committing to twelve meetings per year plus time allocated for sub committee planning and projects.
Nominated candidates will be working towards an industry collective goal to:
Raise awareness and build understanding of public relations in the Middle East, both as a profession and as a driver of organisational reputation. We do so by promoting industry standards, sharing knowledge and thought leadership and building the capabilities of professionals in region.
To find out more about the board election process and roles, click here