Dany Naaman

CEO, Havas Middle East

With over 20 years of Media Industry experience, Dany was one of the key founders of the Havas Media Middle East office when it was launched in 2005. Since then, Dany has overseen the regional operations of the Media division, from vast global companies and regional clients in over 14 MENA countries to out-post offices and teams in Riyadh and Beirut.

In February 2019, Dany was appointed as CEO of Havas Middle East. He is responsible to drive, control and build the quality of services throughout the Havas Village, continuing to work towards a fully integrated and customer central organisation.

Dany’s career began in Lebanon in 1992 with his first job as a Sales Representative in a leading media house where he gained extensive regional experience within the fields of sales, marketing, planning and buying. He then moved to Dubai in 2000 to head up a multi-media sales team. Prior to Havas Media, Dany worked as the General Manager of Al-Khaleejiah Advertising & Public Relations, a Middle East print power house in the region’s Media Industry.

In 2015, in recognition of his contribution to the Group, Dany received the prestigious Leader of the Year Award, from Havas Media’s partner company, The Chalhoub Group. In 2016, Dany was a Jury Member at the Cristal Festival, in which Havas Media was awarded with three awards. He is also a member of the International Advertising Association in the Middle East.

Dany graduated with a degree in Marketing from The Université Saint Joseph, the most prestigious French curriculum university in Beirut. He is a loyal Ferrari and Juventus fan, and you can often find him at the Dubai Kartdrome racing with his twin boys.

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