With over 23 years of advertising experience across the Middle East and North Africa, Walid has worked on hundreds of multinational and regional brands. During his recent time in Beirut, he managed to create landmark, talk-of-the-town campaigns that generated tremendous impact in the media scene.
Walid’s trophy cabinet goes all the way back to 1992, spanning a multitude of prestigious local and regional award shows. This includes securing Gold at the Gemas Effie and Loeries, Grand Prix at the Dubai Lynx, and the “
Agency of the Year
title at the Mena Cristal 2014.
His achievements also include esteemed international award shows such as the
Cannes Lions, London International Awards, Clio,
,and the New-York Festival to name a few.
Walid graduated “major de promotion” in 1992 at the Academy Libanaise des beaux-arts (ALBA) – Beirut, receiving the IAA Award for Best Advertising Diploma.
He began his professional journey with
PublicisBeirut in 1992, and after four rewarding years, he joined Impact BBDO Beirut in 1997 as Creative Director.
For more than 18 years, Walid worked within the
Impact BBDOnetwork, covering numerous key markets including Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Qatar, Yemen, Egypt and UAE, before moving back to Beirut in 2010 where he was promoted to Chief Creative Officer at Levant & KSA.
In September 2015, Walid joined
TBWARAADas Chief Creative Officer Mena, propelling the network to win top ranks in regional award shows in 2016 and 2017. He is based in both Beirut and Dubai,.
Walid founded a Comic Strip magazine in 2000, and and co-founded the Lebanese Syndicate of Graphic Arts and Illustration (SPGIL). He has also won the Lebanese National Water Polo Championship for 12 consecutive years.