Sawsan Ghanem

Joint Managing Director

Sawsan Ghanem

  • Extensive Middle East expertise, with over 16 years’ experience in result-oriented public relations & integrated marketing consultancy
  • Strong desire to add value and deliver strategic Communication and integrated marketing consultancy to Clients at all times. Clients’ communication campaigns success is paramount
  • Awards: Awarded SMB Advisor Middle East, Admirable Woman Entrepreneur of the year (2008 and 2011)
  • Apart from PR and communications what are you passionate about? My family, fashion, medical science, travel, and discovering new experiences….

sawsan@activedmc.com

+971 4 3900228

@8leo

Louay Al-Samarrai

Joint Managing Director

Louay Al-Samarrai

  • 23 years’ experience in advertising and marketing in the region including
  • Business Development expertise with 18 years in PR strategy & planning
  • Worked on a range of multi-national names across Telco/IT/Real-estate/Aviation– Microsoft, Xerox, HP, Western Digital, McAfee, Optoma, Ciena, Axis communications…
  • Real interest in developing long term relationships with Clients.
  • Passionate about strategy and client development and adding value to Active PR’s Client base across marketing mix
  • Combined Arab / UK education and background.
  • Full Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations in the UK.
  • Louay is fluent in both Arabic and English
  • Recent Personal Achievement: Opening of Libya office
  • Apart from PR what are you passionate about? Maya (my daughter), my family, travel, cricket

louay@activedmc.com

+971 4 3900229

@Lassam

Lauren Brush

Senior Communications Consultant

Lauren Brush

  • An award-winning communications consultant with nearly 10 years of experience in both the Middle East and abroad
  • Served a wide-variety of clients on corporate communications, thought leadership, global positioning, stakeholder engagement as well as digital and traditional media
  • Graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a minor in Business Marketing from Indiana University Bloomington
  • When she’s not living and breathing communications, you can find her teaching group exercise classes or exploring the Middle East

lauren@activedmc.com

+971 4 3643085

@LaurenBrush

Stacy Fernandes

Communications Executive

Stacy Fernandes

  • A skilled Public Relations professional and copywriter with over 5 years of experience in the Communications Industry
  • Stacy is fluent in English and Hindi. An upbeat, self-motivated team player with excellent communication skills
  • Worked on communication campaigns for diverse set of brands across different sectors – Lenovo Middle East, FGB (First Gulf Bank), Microsoft MENA, L’Oréal Professionnel Middle East, Marriott International, Unilever and Singapore Tourism Board
  • Stacy loves to travel, catch up on TV serials and hang out with her friends

stacy@activedmc.com

@fernandestacy

Mai Elsayed

Junior Communications Executive

Mai Elsayed

  • American University of Sharjah graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and a concentration in Public Relations
  • A strong believer in optimism, positivity and energy
  • Excellent copy writer
  • Passionate about Communication/Public Relations both in the traditional and non-tradtional forms
  • Personally interested in the worlds of mental health and psychotherapy
  • Fluent in English and Arabic
  • Studying for her Diploma in Clinical hypnotherapy, psychotherapy & counseling during her spare time

mai@activedmc.com

Mechelle Manuel

Office Manager

Mechelle Manuel

  • Over 4 years of work experience in Singapore, China & UAE
  • Passionate about PR and Social Media
  • Strong Communication skills with focus on HR, Accounts and Admin
  • Graduate of Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • Mechelle is an optimistic person who also loves food and traveling
  • Fluent in both English and Tagalog (would like to learn French and Mandarin)
  • Passionate about her family & friends

mechelle@activedmc.com

@awesomitch

Linda Edirisuriya

Communications Executive

Linda Edirisuriya

  • Graduate in Marketing, Murdoch University, Dubai and studied abroad for 6 months at Swinburne University of Technology in Sarawak, Malaysia.
  • Passionate about Communications: Marketing,  Public Relations and Social Media
  • Experience in B2B & B2C Communication campaigns including Automotive, Beauty, Exhibitions, Fashion and Hospitality industries
  • Fluent in English and conversational in French
  • Personal Interests: Zumba and Kick Boxing
  • In my spare time I enjoy travelling, basketball, music and volunteer work.

linda@activedmc.com

@lindae_91

Yasser Zeriz

Communications Executive

Yasser Zeriz

  • Yasser is proficient in English and Arabic, with an English-Arabic Translation degree under his belt
  • Yasser is a strong believer in the importance of maintaining strong ties with the media and spends a lot of time with them
  • Skilled at copywriting, writing, presenting, editing newsworthy stories, articles, news and reports in Arabic
  • A true team player and passionate about PR
  • Yasser is fluent in both Arabic and English

yasser@activedmc.com

@Yasseraz2

Stanislava Burianek

Senior Communications Consultant

Stanislava Burianek

  • Over 5 years of Middle East experience Marketing communications (traditional & Digital), Public Relations and Events Management
  • Strong corporate communication expertise across various industries both B2B and B2C
  • Experienced in Corporate & Lifestyle PR
  • Strong media relations and Client servicing skills
  • Stanislava is fluent in Russian, English and French
  • Recent Personal Achievement: Becoming a mother of a baby boy
  • Passionate about Off-road adventures, hacking, exploring and camping, gardening and painting.

stanislava@activedmc.com

@stanislavabrnk