During his 20-year career, Hussein has been able to demonstrate astute leadership, career growth, corporate success, strategic thinking as well as building a personal brand (through thought leadership and conference presentations) – all of which were achieved by working for great companies and with great talents.
Over the past few years, Hussein has worked with the likes of WPP and Publicis overseeing some of their largest regional clients (such as STC, Vodafone, Nokia, Visa and HSBC) and was fortunate enough to be recognized as a high potential leader by WPP being awarded the renowned ‘WPP Young High Potential Leaders' Award from Sir Martin Sorrell himself, as well as receiving regional awards from the likes of Gulf Marketing Review, which identified him as one of the 40 top marketing professionals in the region, being voted by the Huffington Post as among the 10 people changing the marcomm landscape in the MENA region, voted as being among the top 200 CX leaders globally to watch in 2021, and lately the BTX Top Executive Award 2021 which recognizes top executives who have accelerated digital and business transformation through the pandemic and created a better future for their business. Hussein also sits on the Advisory Board of CMO Council Middle East and is an Advisory Director with The Customer Institute.
Since working on the agency side, Hussein has transitioned to client side and worked with some fantastic brands in senior leadership roles (as detailed below) and is now looking for his next leadership challenge with an organization that is crossing the digital and experience divide.
Hussein's core expertise lies in the Digital Marketing and Tech space, evolving over the years from a pure player marketeer. Starting his career with some of the worlds' greatest communication companies, today Hussein is the GM for Digital and CX Transformation with Nissan Motor Co. for Africa, Middle East, India, Turkey, and Oceania overseeing some of the most dramatic customer transformations the company has had to go through in recent times. His contribution to the organization was recognized by senior leadership and lead him to winning the AMIEO Chairperson Nissan Way Award in July 2021.
Hussein’s core competencies include:
• Planning and Strategy
• Marketing, Advertising, Communication and Ecommerce
• Digital and Social Media Marketing
• Influencer Marketing
• Content Marketing
• Customer Experience Transformation and Management (Journeys, UI/UX, etc)
• Data Analytics
• Management, Entrepreneurship, Operations, and Growth Hacking