Memac Ogilvy Jordan announces new MD as Mohammed Kamal steps down

-Habib Rihana steps up from Deputy MD role.


-Mohammed Kamal leaves the agency after a decade of success

-PatouNuytemans, Memac Ogilvy Chief Exec, and Rihana commit to sustained success for Memac Ogilvy Jordan’s clients across the board.


Memac Ogilvy Jordan has announced the appointment of Habib Rihana as Managing Director.Mr. Rihana will replace long-serving MD Mohammad Kamal, who parts ways with the agency after 10 years. Mr. Kamal leaves a legacy as one of the market’s foremost creative talents.


Mr. Rihana steps up from the Deputy MD position and will continue to co-lead with Mr. Kamal through June to ensure a smooth transition for the agency and its valued clients.


Mohammed Kamal joined Memac Ogilvy Jordan in 2010. In his later years, he steered Memac Ogilvy through transition to become a fully integrated marketing and communications offering, in partnership with Mr. Rihana.


"Mohammed’s [Kamal] leadership and contribution to the growth and culture of this agency have been outstanding over the past ten years. We wish him the utmost success and happiness in his future endeavors,” said PatouNuytemans, Chief Executive, Memac Ogilvy. "We are fortunate to have Habib [Rihana], who naturally steps into the position as Managing Director, having successfully co-led the agency in Jordan with Mohammed for some time. Habib’s leadership skills and capabilities to grow and develop this agency are second to none, and we are excited for ourselves and our clients for what’s to come in this next chapter. We have a young, talented, and, committed team in Jordan, dedicated to delivering value through driving cultural relevance for its exciting and influential clients.”


Mr. Rihana will continue to focus on creativity, client-centricity and integration, in line with Memac Ogilvy’s regional growth strategy.


"I want to thank Mohammed for the guidance, leadership, and friendship he has shown me over the years, preparing me for this opportunity — I could not imagine a better mentor,” said Habib Rihana, newly appointed Managing Director, Memac Ogilvy Jordan. "Mohammed has driven this agency into a great position for us and our clients, and I embrace the challenge of maintaining that success, as well as further developing our business. I am deeply committed to sustaining our leadership in the market and growing our strong integrated offering. Today, businesses and individuals alike are facing unprecedented challenges. Needs, demands, and requirements differ greatly from one generation to the next, and from one year to the next. Agencies have a major role to play in supporting businesses, cultures, and individuals during these times — I am confident we have the tools to do so and can continue to strongly represent local Jordanian cultures and communities.”


Departing MD, Mohammed Kamal, said, "It is with a heavy heart that I announce my departure from such a fantastic company and office. In the last ten years, I have seen Memac Ogilvy grow into one of the first truly omni-discipline offerings, with unrivaled creativity at its heart. With Habib at the helm and the incredible pool of talent standing behind him, the future is indeed bright. I wish to thank everyone at Memac Ogilvy for their constant support and compassion, and to wish them the very best for the future.”


New managing director, Habib Rihanaalso joined Memac Ogilvy in 2010. He was responsible for some of the agency’s largest clients, as well as ensuring positive and sustainable growth for the network in Jordan. He started his career at Impact BBDO in Jeddah, KSA followed by Dubai, UAE.



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