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ANTOINE G. AOUN BEIRUT, LABANON / +961 3 655 889 AOUN@AOUNANTOINE.COM Dear Sir, I have been in the field of Marketing, Communications and Creative Services since 1994. During these past years, I have been involved in developing Marketing & Communications Strategies, Financial Plans and Creative Services Executions, up until 2008 when I became a Co-founder and Managing Director (Qatar Office) of an independent advertising agency “Phoenix Communications” based in Abu Dhabi with offices in UK and Qatar. My experience in project management includes but is not limited to, Manage and coordinate all Marketing, Advertising and Promotional staff activities, Financial Analysis, Client Servicing, and Creative Services (Finalizing, Printing and Distribution), Market research, Brand builders. I have successfully completed regional projects in the areas of Marketing, Advertising, Corporate Identity, Direct Mailing, Corporate/Product Brochures, Promotional items and launches for the following clients: Lebanon: BIEL (Beirut International Exhibition & Leisure Centre), Audi Bank, SNA, Dewar’s, Chateau Kefraya, Dunkin Donuts, Le Petit Prince ®, Exotica. Dubai (UAE): Philip Morris (Marlboro), General Motors, Kellogg’s, Oasis, National Bank of Dubai, BMW, Mini Cooper, Rolls-Royce, Falcon City of Wonders, Dubai Holding. Abu Dhabi (UAE): Abu Dhabi Executive Council, Crown Prince Court, ADHFC (Abu Dhabi Health and Fitness Club), Sheikh Zayed Book Award, Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. Bahrain: Formula 1 Event, MTC Vodaphone, HSBC. Qatar: QMDI, Qatar Foundation, Qatar Charity, Ministry of Culture, Qapco, QP, HMC, Qtel, DCC. Oman: 35th anniversary of the Sultanate. Armenia: MTS-Vivacell Regional (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Pakistan, Iran, KSA, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, UAE): BMW and MINI. International: Kalima Translation Foundation (Regional and International – Based in UAE) Should my skills and experience meet your requirements for a particular post at your esteemed company, I will be happy to meet in person to discuss possible hiring with your kind selves. Thank you for your kind attention to my C.V. Sincerely Antoine G. Aoun ANTOINE G. AOUN BEIRUT, LABANON / +961 3 655 889 AOUN@AOUNANTOINE.COM CIVIL STATUS • Lebanese, Engaged, Born in June 1975 EXPERIENCE Aug. 2010 – Present / Kastoun & Collins – Lebanon • Marketing, Communications and Social media Consultant My duties consist of but are not limited to: Assisting the CEO in developing, growing and managing the Client List Database in Cloud Computing, Information Society and IGF, Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Networking, Social Media, Social Work, et… Aug. 2008 – Aug. 2010 / PHOENIX Communications – UAE/Qatar • Co-founder & Managing Director (Qatar Office) As a co-founder, my duties consist of but are not limited to: Assisting the CEO in developing, growing and managing the business. Creating the strategic and financial plans. Networking and developing new client accounts. Managing all marketing, advertising and communication plans for new and existing Clients. Conduct and execute Market research strategies. Conduct and Execute Media plan booking, plan and oversee advertising and promotion activities including print, electronic, and direct mailing. Clients: QMDI, Qatar Foundation, Qatar Charity, Ministry of Culture, Qapco, QP, HMC, Qtel, DCC, etc. Aug. 2006 – Aug. 2008 / ICON Creative – Abu Dhabi, UAE • Co-founder & Communications and Creative Services Director – www.iconcreativeme.com ICON Creative is a newly established advertising agency and part of the ICON Group of Companies. As a co-founder of ICON Creative, my duties consist of but are not limited to: Assisting the Managing Director in developing, growing and managing the business. Creating the strategic and financial plans, and managing the client servicing and financial departments. Managing all marketing, advertising and communication plans for new and existing Clients. Conduct and execute Market research strategies. Conduct and Execute Media plan booking, plan and oversee advertising and promotion activities including print, electronic, and direct mailing. Clients: Abu Dhabi Executive Council, Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage, Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, Sheikh Zayed Book Award, Kalima Foundation, Zaman Production (Lebanese Company), etc. Mar. 2005 – Aug. 2006 / Interone – Dubai, UAE • Regional Creative Services Director - www.interone.de Interone Middle east, an agency of BBDO Worldwide. My duties consist of but are not limited to: Developing and managing the Creative Services Department, providing creative technical consultation to the client, the servicing department, creative and production team. Assisting the Financial Department and ensured that client invoicing and supplier payments are in order. Clients: BMW, Mini Cooper, Rolls Royce, including the launches of the new BMW 3 Series, the BMW 7 Series, the Arabic Magazine of BMW / MINI and all relative campaigns. Feb. 2005 – Mar. 2005 / F1 Event - Bahrain • Communications Manager. (2 month contract) My duty involved the production and planning of the Formula 1 campaign of 2005, through TMI-JWT Bahrain as the Head of Production, Studio and Traffic department. Jan. 2003 – Jan. 2005 / H&C Leo Burnett – Lebanon & UAE • Creative Services Department / Studio - www.leoburnett.com My duty involved the print production and planning for the following clients: Banque Audi, Philip Morris (Marlboro), SGBL, Pikasso, Al-Mawarid Bank, Syriatel 94, MEA, GM, Marina Towers, P&G, Diageo, Kellogg’s, Oasis, NBD. Mar. 2000 – Oct. 2002 / BIEL “Beirut Hall” - Lebanon • Communications Manager – www.bielcenter.com Managed the marketing, design and production departments. Studied estimated worker-hour requirements for completion of the launch of BIEL and supervised the work done. Managed a staff of 8 persons in design and production for the execution of all materials related to the exhibition (Signage, Posters, Brochure, Invitation). Jul. 1998 – Feb. 2000 / Intermarkets Advertising, Lebanon • Assistant Production Manager – www.intermarkets-adv.com My duty involved the production and planning for the following clients: Sony, Smeds, Medgulf, Suana, Le Bristol Hotel, La Mounia Hotel, Evian, Ministry of Tourism, CK Underware, FransaBank, Iwan Maktabi, Cyprus Airways, Wadih Mrad, GHIA Holding (Ciao, Le Monot, Abdel Wahab, Alecco’s). EDUCATION • BA in Marketing Management & Business Administration (Rochville University). GPA 3.78 – Distinction in Financial Accounting – Awarded the Award of Excellence (Online Degree). • Microsoft Front Page (Expert Level) at New Horizons. • Lebanese & French Baccalaureate. (Math Section). LANGUAGES • Arabic, French and English (Spoken & Written). COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE • Macintosh & IBM: Adobe CS (Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator), Freehand, QuarkXpress. AWARDS • Several printing awards with Leo Burnett Beirut. Including 1st ever-outdoor printing campaign for a financial institution, Bank Audi for the campaign “Grow beyond your potentials”. • Several printing awards with Intermarkets Beirut. • Award of the Ministry of Tourism (Panarabes Games). • Award of Nahar Alchabab (Newspaper). SOCIAL ACTIVITIES • Old Member of the IAA Associate Chapter Lebanon. EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES 1996 - 2011 / Lebanese & International Red Cross, • Certified international MIMMS member / Trainer, Major Incident Medical Management and Support. MIMMS is developed in conjunction with CISP (The International Committee for the Development of Peoples) and approved by the Advanced Life Support Group (approval code MIDL) and offers knowledge and skills to initially manage a major incident. It is specifically designed for medical personnel who may need to manage any major emergency from ambulance personnel, nurses, medical centers, offshore medics, MOD medics and volunteer services. • Member of the Committee of the Emergency Medical Dispatch Centers / Trainer. Assisting the Lebanese Red Cross in developing the EMD processes, protocols, policies and plans. • Lebanese Red Cross Member (First Aid Team / Driver / Team Leader) since 1996 1997 / Ministry of Tourism - Beirut, Lebanon • Representative of several delegations at the Panarabes games. HOBBIES • Reading, Basketball, Squash, Diving.

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