TORONTO, ON – The Chartered Institute of Marketing Management of Ontario (CIMMO) President and Vice-Chair, Dr. Youssef Ahmad Youssef, announced this week Mr. Walid Kanafani as CIMMO’s Associate Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa.

Walid is a Chartered Professional Marketer with over 30 years of extensive experience across a spectrum of managerial leadership in Strategic Marketing & Media Planning, Account & Brand Management, Corporate & Integrated Marketing Communications, Product Launches & Activation, Professional Media Buying, Digital & Social Media implementation, Research & Analysis.

Walid’s portfolio of clients includes Global Investment House, Commercial Bank of Kuwait, Land Rover, Jaguar, Landmark Group, Ford, Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, LG, Al Shayaa Group, Toyota, Lexus, Chrysler Group, Boubyan Bank, Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), British Airlines, Nestle, Mercedes, The Promenade, Scientific Center, Australian College of Kuwait, KLM, Jashenmal, Peugeot, Samsung, Ahli United Bank, Etisalat, Volvo, Azadea Group, Singapore Airlines, Ericsson, L’Oréal, Audi, Carrefour & Tamdeen Group.

Walid is also an award-winning marketing professional with outstanding records of recognition in the Middle East and aboard. Here is a list of his latest awards:

  • IAA Global Compass Champion Award – June 2020
  • Advertising Creativity Award – December 2018 & 2019
  • Dubai Lynx Silver Award – March 2017 & 2019
  • Cannes Lions Silver Award – June 2017
  • Dubai Lynx Gold Award – Mach 2017

Dr. Youssef announced also that Mr. Walid Kanafani will be leading, CIMMO’s MENA region operations,  from his headquarter in Kuwait City at Salwa, Salem Ghanem Al Harees Street, Block 7, Building 8, Floor 2, P.O.Box 3054, Safat 13031, Kuwait.

We are excited to welcome Walid to the CIMMO family and we are looking forward to working together towards making the World a Better Place through Marketing.

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