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> We­ber Shand­wick MENA has con­firmed that it has cre­ated an in­no­va­tive new func­tion de­signed to en­hance its in­vest­ment in peo­ple across the re­gion. Sarah Bartlett, a We­ber Shand­wick vet­eran of 13 years and for­mer Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of its Abu Dhabi op­er­a­tion since 2007, has taken up the new role of Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor, Tal­ent, Or­gan­i­sa­tional De­vel­op­ment and Brand Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, Mid­dle East and North Africa. Com­ment­ing on the new in­ter­nal struc­ture, Ziad Has­bani, CEO of We­ber Shand­wick MENA, said: “As a grow­ing com­pany with high stan­dards in a spe­cialised in­dus­try in this re­gion, the sin­gle largest bar­rier to growth we face is the abil­ity to bring the right kind of peo­ple on board."

> Barwa Bank, Qatar’s most pro­gres­sive Shari’ah com­pli­ant ser­vices provider, has an­nounced the pro­mo­tion of Talal Ah­mad Al Khaja to the role of Chief Com­mu­ni­ca­tions of­fi­cer. In this newly ex­panded role, Al Khaja will be tasked with over­see­ing the bank’s mar­ket­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tions, as well as public and share­holder re­la­tions in line with the bank’s evo­lu­tion and de­vel­op­ment.

> Ford has ap­pointed Rob Crouse as Di­rec­tor, Sales for the MEA re­gion to con­tinue the ac­cel­er­a­tion of sales growth in the Mid­dle East, North Africa, South Africa and Sub-sa­ha­ran African mar­kets. Crouse will be based in the com­pany’s re­gional head­quar­ters in Dubai. Crouse, the for­mer Gen­eral Man­ager Mar­ket­ing and Sales at Ford Mo­tor Com­pany of South­ern Africa (FMCS) is re­spon­si­ble for over­see­ing the MEA busi­ness unit’s growth and per­for­mance in ve­hi­cle sales in his new role.

Sarah Bar­lett

Talal Ah­mad Al Khaja

Rob Crouse

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