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Hadi Khatib

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 Beirut ■ Lebanon ■

 (70) 182964 (mobile) ; (05) 807952 (home)

Senior Copywriter/Conceptualizer/ Business Optimizer/Content Driver  

  • Powerful communication and PR skills
  • 16+ years investigative journalism
  • 14+ years creative/inspirational advertising content and concept development 
  • English/Arabic/French copywriter and conversational fluency 
  • Charismatic university professor of English, Journalism, advertising  and Business
  • Rock-solid reputation for excellence
  • Commanding knowledge of business, real estate, banking, and media   
  • Computer proficient in Word, Excel, PP & social networking


“Resourceful and result-oriented individual with highly advanced communication and creative skills, able to channel years of experience into a responsible and challenging creative agency position”


Editor in Chief/co-owner                                                                   Mar ’13 – Now

Business Roundtable magazine- Lebanon

  • Created the original concept behind a regional B2B magazine
  • Established a regional network and freelance journalists
  • Network with global businesses, thought leaders and PR agencies
  • Keep track of business trends in key economic pillars  
  • Perform business development and PR activities
  • Manage content development and ensuring superior final copy

Copyeditor                                                                                          Dec ‘11- now

Why Qatar magazine- Lebanon

  • copy editor of a regional bi-monthly publication on construction related developments in Qatar

Co-Founder                                                                                        Mar ’13 – Now

iQlout- Lebanon

  • Co-founder of a boutique media and communication consultancy
  • Concept developer of unique advertising and marketing techniques
  • Integrator of digital networking modules in support of business branding models  

Editor in Chief                                                                                    Sept ’10 –June ‘13

Capital Business/Business Islamica- Lebanon

  • Manage and create content two regional English B2B banking & finance publications
  • Execute media partnerships and coordinate marketing strategies
  • Network with the global business community covering focal business developments and trends
  • Attend PR functions and regional conferences and exhibitions 


Senior Copywriter                                                                              Sep ’09- Sept ‘10


  • Corporate and tactical campaigns/MENA
  • Conceptual and creative copy for Outdoor, Radio and TVCs
  • Radio/TV Jingles
  • Tag lines, brand and product names, press releases
  • Documentaries, Advertorials, Brochures, Websites


Freelance Copywriter                                                                         2000 - now

Various local, regional and international companies

  • FMCGs, Corporates, multinationals, start-ups
  • Speech writing, copywriting, TV/radio/outdoor concepts, slogans, advertorials, brochures, content research/curation, original copy


University Professor                                                                           Sept 05 - Sept 09

AUST- Lebanon

  • Professor of English Communication Skills, Rhetoric, English in the Media, English for Copywriters, Advertising, Business Writing, Media Research Methodologies, and Writing proficiency.


Copyeditor                                                                                          June 09 - Oct ‘10

Real Magazine- Lebanon

  • Writer of real estate articles and copy editor of a regional monthly publication on properties and real estate developments in the Arab world


Managing Editor                                                                                Sept 06 - Sept 08

The Middle East Educator- Lebanon

  • Managing Editor of a regional English monthly education magazine  


Business Development Manager                                                       Mar 05 - Aug 05

International Consulting and Training Network- Lebanon

  • Developed marketing strategies.
  • Oversaw development of new products and services.
  • Designed and implemented promotional material.
  • Create awareness of company products, promotions and events.
  • Maintained client relations and conducted PR campaigns.

News Editor/Reporter                                                                         July 03 - Nov 04

Dubai Business Channel/Dubai TV-UAE

  • Edited business and political reports for two daily English Bulletins.
  • Performed field reports (VTs) during conferences, exhibitions and seminars.
  • Conducted interviews with leading business personalities.
  • Reported live from the scene of events as they unfolded.
  • Selected and edited footage, performed voice-overs (VOs), and assisted in the production.
  • Developed 5,10 and 15 minute TV Documentaries for the IMF/World Bank live coverage from Dubai  


Deputy Editor/Lebanon Editor                                                          Jan 02-July03

The Daily Star/International Herald Tribune- Lebanon

  • Assisted the Lebanon Desk editor at an English daily newspaper.
  • Edited, designed page layouts, proofread and produced 6-12 pages of the Lebanon edition.
  • Performed public relations functions for the Editor-In-Chief.
  • Covered spot news, conferences and press events.
  • Wrote a wide variety of articles and features covering social, cultural, business, political, environmental, and educational events.
  • Taught, trained and developed the skills of interns and journalists.


Senior Writer/Assistant Editor                                                           Feb 99-Dec 01

Executive Magazine- Beirut

  • Researched and wrote business articles for an analytical English business magazine.
  • Conducted market surveys on new business trends.
  • Procured a large number of advertising clients through an extensive PR and marketing campaign during the magazine’s initial launch.


Television Presenter                                                                              Jan 2000- Dec 2000

NBN television (Lebanon)-CNBC Europe (Lebanon-based correspondent)

  • Presented 12 half-hour business shows for a satellite TV station.
  • Presented six country reports for a European television network.
  • Prepared scripts, researched material and reported on timely critical business developments for a variety of Arab-based networks.


Sales Engineer                                                                                      Feb 98-Feb 99

Roots group, Beirut, Lebanon

  • Performed engineering sales for a Saudi hardware company.
  • Designed, priced and negotiated $1 million worth of projects. 

Civil Engineer                                                                                    Jan 1990-Jul 1997

City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles-California, US    

·Coordinated with public and regulatory departments
·Managed engineering counters and contained project costs for both private and public projects
·Developed in-depth knowledge of regulations and acquired ability to form strategic alliances. 


BS degree in Civil Engineering, 1989

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA          


All references will be made available upon request.