ABG appoints Louis Hakim new Chairman

DUBAI - Louis Hakim, Vice-President of Royal Philip Electronics and CEO of Philips Middle East was elected last month, as chairman of Advertisers Business Group (ABG), formerly known as GCC Association of Advertisers (GCC AA). Louis replaces former Unilever Chairman, Jan Zijderveld, who is departing from the Middle East on to a new opportunity at Unilever based in Singapore.

Alongside Louis Hakim's election, the newly appointed members of the committee include Sara Sahely, Manager of Group Advertising of Emirates, who was re-elected as Vice Chair, Raef Labaky from Nestle, Mark Butterfield from Unilever, Margie Gilbride from Beiersdorf , Chareeka Jolly from Kraft and Fadi Ghosn from General Motors.

"We will cooperate together to form a strong representation of the brand community at large, ensuring the implementation of the ABG's vision of taking the lead in setting global best practice standards in Media and Advertising", says Louis Hakim, Chairman of ABG.- Staff Report

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