Beirut, Lebanon (28 February 2014) — JWT announced the promotion of Anes Al-Rayes to ECD JWT Kuwait. Al-Rayes will report in to Ramsey Naja, chief creative officer, JWT MEA. In his new role, Al-Rayes has been charged with solidifying the team’s capabilities and continuing its award winning, integrated creative offering for clients.
Commenting on the news, Naja stated “JWT has always been dedicated to identifying local talent, developing their expertise and where possible, promoting from within. Anes’ appointment demonstrates our commitment to a deep understanding of the markets in which we operate. The nature of our business calls for culturally-specific, fast-evolving work and with our Kuwaiti national, Anes at the helm, we have just that.”
Al-Rayes, joined the agency in 2005 as a copywriter, steadily progressing his career within the Kuwait team by delivering culturally insightful and relevant work, which generated momentum in the market place and drove results for clients, such as Zain.
During his time with JWT Kuwait, Al-Rayes’ contribution to the marketing communications industry has been recognized with multiple awards at regional advertising festivals.
Speaking about the promotion Al-Rayes added, “My years with JWT have been filled with learnings and strategic challenges. This new appointment is the combined result of experiences we have met, managed and pulled through together, in a consumer market that has evolved and matured considerably over the years. I am delighted to be leading a team of dedicated creative professionals and look forward to the next set of challenges ahead.”
JWT is the world’s best-known marketing communications brand that has been inventing pioneering ideas for the past 150 years. Headquartered in New York, JWT is a true global network with more than 200 offices in over 90 countries, employing nearly 10,000 marketing professionals. JWT consistently ranks among the top agency networks in the world and continues a dominant presence in the industry by staying on the leading edge—from producing the first-ever TV commercial in 1939 to developing award-winning branded content today. For more information, please visit www.jwt.com and follow us @JWT_Worldwide.
JWT Middle East and Africa is one of the leading communication agencies in the MEA region with 27 offices in 24 markets. JWT MEA is structured to deliver communication based business solutions across all channels needed to deliver the marketing plan driven by a matrix that combines the strength of its competencies and the know-how of its practices. For more information, please visit us www.jwt.com/mea and follow us @jwtmea.
Contact: Philippa Clayre, Head of Corporate Communication, JWT MEA