Roy Haddad

Roy Haddad

Director, WPP MENA
Chairman of Mindshare and Mediacom

Roy Haddad is the Director of WPP MENA, and the Chairman of Mindshare and Media Com. After graduating from the Institut des Sciences Politiques et Economiques (Sciences Po) in Paris, Haddad went on to complete an MBA at Columbia University. His career in the communications industry began in 1977 when he joined McCann Erickson. This was followed in 1984 by the establishment of his own agency in the Middle East. As Chairman and CEO of J. Walter Thompson in the Middle East and Africa, Haddad built the company into one of the leading agencies in the region.

In 2012, Haddad was appointed by WPP, the world’s largest communications services group, Director of the company’s operations in the Middle East and North Africa.

Haddad leverages horizontality across the holding company’s full range of capabilities, driven by strategic and creative firepower, creating the most flexible and efficient, quality controlled end-to-end business solution for clients. Haddad also chairs various WPP operating companies in the MENA region.


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