Hussein has over 17 years of solid Marketing Communication experience in the space leading and building integrated marketing practices within multinational agencies (JWT, Leo Burnett, and TBWA\) and client side (Fortune 500 companies – Virgin Mobile and Red Bull), across the Middle East and Africa region.
Hussein was among the first batch of WPP MENA employees to receive the renowned WPP Young High Potential Leaders award from Sir Martin Sorrell (Chairman and Worldwide President of WPP) and Bob Jeffrey (ex Chairman and Worldwide President of JWT).
Recently, by nomination from the Global Chairman and Patron of the World Marketing Congress, Hussein has been featured in the 50 most influential digital marketing leaders listing for 2016 and 2017.
Furthermore, Hussein has been voted by the Huffington Post as among the 10 people changing the marcomm landscape in the MENA region, and in Gulf Marketing Review’s GMR’s list of 40 of the brightest marketing professionals under the age of 40 in the Middle East.
At present, after a 2 years stint with hug digital as its Chief Operating Officer where he grew gross billing grew by 9% &12.5% and revenues by 21% & 26.5%, won 27 out of 29 pitches in MENA across various verticals, and built, the first of its kind in the MENA region, a state of the art Social Intelligence Hub (Command Center) for analysis of data in real time on all social platforms and online portals, Hussein joins Nissan as General Manager Digital Marketing for AMI region (Africa, Middle East, Turkey and India) to be responsible for its Digital Transformation, CRM deployment, and Digital Customer Experience. Furthermore, Hussein plays an active role in the advisory council of the World Marketing Congress.
Hussein is also a speaker at various conferences throughout the EMEA region, a weekly guest speaker on numerous TV and Radio stations, and a jury member in renowned global festivals.