MARWAN HALABI TO HEAD KUWAIT OFFICE AS KANAAN MOVES TO CLIENT SIDE
Kuwait City, Kuwait (24 March, 2015) – J. Walter Thompson officially announced the appointment of Marwan Halabi to the role of Managing Director of the agency’s operation in Kuwait. Halabi will be based in Kuwait City and report in directly to Michiel Hofstee, CEO J. Walter Thompson Gulf. Halabi takes over from Francois Kanaan who has moved to a leading client role in Dubai.
Halabi’s tenure at J. Walter Thompson dates back to 1997 and includes a post as managing director of the operation in Casablanca. Additionally, Halabi has worked on the client side of the business and as a consultant. Since 2010 Halabi has been based in Dubai and was instrumental in attracting and managing both Abu-Dhabi and Dubai centered business. He holds an MSc in Management from Boston University and a BA in Business Management & Economics from The American International University in London.
Commenting on the new appointment, Michiel Hofstee said “I have worked closely with Marwan for the last 5 years. His consultancy and managerial experience combined with his passion for our brands and talent make him the ideal person for the job and leading the team to the next level.”