Naguib Toihiri Joins ForwardPMX’s MENA Business as Regional Strategy Director

September 6, 2021

Toihiri brings 8 years of experience in MENA to the agency during a period of rapid staff, client and business growth.

Dubai, UAE – September 7, 2021: Global data and technology driven marketing services company, ForwardPMX, has hired industry leader Naguib Toihiri as its Regional Strategy Director in the agency’s growing MENA region. Toihiri bring a wealth of expertise to the newly created role, having joined from Artefact (formerly Netbooster), where he was leading the Digital & Data Marketing team in MENA. As Regional Strategy Director, Toihiri will build and lead ForwardPMX’s business growth strategy, reporting directly into Head of MENA, Faisal Dean.

The new appointment comes during an exciting phase of growth and transformation for ForwardPMX MENA, which was already quickly becoming one of the fastest growing areas of the business. The agency’s staff count has more than doubled over the last two quarters in response to increasing client work, as well as a push into new offerings and capabilities designed to help businesses in the region thrive through digital acceleration. The growth also comes in the form of market development and expansion, with new offices being set up in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, where the need for partners with digital, technology and data-driven expertise has never been greater.   

On joining, Toihiri said, “Since 2017, with the opening of the first office for the MENA region in Dubai, ForwardPMX has established itself as a key partner in helping global brands grow their e-commerce businesses, including the likes of Azadea, Al Tayer and Landmark Group.”

Toihiri expressed his vision for strengthening the agency’s multichannel and multimarket strategies through incorporating data and technology, and staying ahead of changes in the region, like the launch of e-commerce giant, Amazon.

He added, “Businesses must unify their digital efforts through effective cross-channel strategies to be successful in this market, as consumers spend more time on digital media. As we expand our footprint with offices in Riyadh and Cairo and bolster our teams across Dubai, Bangalore and our many remote employee hubs, we’re well positioned to help brands navigate the new challenges and opportunities in the region.”

“We’re thrilled about welcoming Naguib into the business,” said Head of MENA, Faisal Dean. “He has proven expertise in the region, having come from one of our largest competitors and will be a key part of the leadership team to help us position ForwardPMX for market leadership in MENA, as well as lead clients through new challenges. We’ve seen incredible success in MENA, having been named Large Agency of the Year by the MENA Search Awards at the end of 2020, and the future is looking even brighter with Naguib and other fantastic talents coming onboard to grow the business further.”

See coverage of the announcement in CampaignME. 

About ForwardPMX:

ForwardPMX is a global data and technology-driven marketing services company, designed to help brands find the change that delivers meaningful growth to their businesses. With over 20 offices worldwide and 1,000 of the industry’s most distinguished talent, ForwardPMX brings a unified global vision, with local depth and expertise across a comprehensive set of data, technology, consultancy, and performance solutions that reach people all over the world. By pairing people with data-led processes and powerful technology capabilities, ForwardPMX is uniquely positioned to deliver scale and accelerate problem-solving. ForwardPMX is a proud member of Stagwell, a challenger holding company built to transform marketing.


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