2021 Virtual MEPRA Annual General Meeting

MEPRA would like to invite all members to attend the 2021 MEPRA Annual General Meeting to hear about MEPRA’s performance in 2020 and plans for 2021! MEPRA Board Elections will also take place for the Executive and Strategy Board. The candidates elected will drive key initiatives for the communications industry in our region.


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MEPRA members are invited to attend the 2021 Virtual MEPRA Annual General Meeting to meet this year’s nominees for the Strategy Board and Executive Board. You will be asked to vote online during the meeting for members to stand on the MEPRA Strategy Board for the next two years. Executive Board nominees will be voted for by the Strategy Board. Results will be announced during the event.

Once elected, the new Strategy Board and Executive Board members will work closely with MEPRA staff to drive key initiatives for the communications industry in our region for the next two years.

During the AGM, MEPRA Chair, Taryam Al Subaihi and Treasurer Mazen Nahawi will also deliver a presentation on MEPRA’s performance in 2020 and talk through the 2021 strategy and activity plan for the year ahead.

Please note, this is a members-only event.

Please RSVP by 28 January 2021 by completing the registration details below or email community@mepra.org. We hope you can join us.

2021 MEPRA Board Nominees

To view 2021 MEPRA Board nominee bios, click here.

To find out more about the board election process, click here.

Executive Board Nominees

Souad Jamal Al Serkal Vice President of Corporate Communications Tabreed
Khaled AlShehhi Executive Director of Marketing and Communications at the UAE Government Media Office in the UAE Ministry of Cabinet Affairs, and the Marketing Director at The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives
Jon Barber Vice President Communications ADNOC Distribution
Ray Eglington Founding Partner Four Communications Group
Margaret Flanagan Communications Strategist
Sameh Hamtini Executive Vice President – Middle East ASDA’A BCW
Ghaleb Zeidan Managing Director Weber Shandwick UAE

MEPRA Secretary Nominee

Kate Midttun Managing Director Acorn Strategy

Strategy Board Nominees

Noura Al Sarraj Deputy Managing Director Weber Shandwick Abu Dhabi
Joyce Baz Head of Communications Google MENA
Geoff beattie Executive Vice President – Regional Operations ASDA’A BCW
Maria Cohn Managing Director FTI Consulting
Ben Curson Partner Kekst CNC
Heba Fatani Director General RAK Media Office (RAKMO),
Teri O’Donnell Founding Partner & Chair Manara Global
Kiera Purdue Managing Partner StickyGinger
Ananda Shakespeare Founder Shakespeare Communications
Jonty Summers Managing Director Hanover Middle East
Dana Tahir General Manager Havas PR
Lisa Welsh Managing Director Hill+Knowlton Strategies METIA

About the Boards

MEPRA Executive Board

The MEPRA Executive Board takes on an operational role of MEPRA and will work closely with MEPRA staff to implement initiatives throughout the year. This board is the decision-making body of the Association, comprised of a Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary plus a small group of Executive Directors. An Executive Board Member will be committing to twelve meetings per year plus time allocated for sub committee planning, projects and industry social events.Executive Board positions available for nomination in 2020 include:

  • Executive Director(s): x 3
  • Secretary x 1

MEPRA Strategy Board

The MEPRA Strategy Board serves as an advisory body to the Executive Board and will help identify and shape the strategy for MEPRA moving forward, particularly around our major initiatives and events. A Strategy Board Member will be committing to four meetings per year plus time allocated for sub committee planning, projects and industry social events.

  • Number of positions available: Unlimited

By committing themselves as a MEPRA board member, candidates will be working towards an industry collective goal to:Raise awareness and build understanding of communications in the Middle East, both as a profession and as a driver of organisational reputation. We do so by promoting industry standards, sharing knowledge, thought leadership and building the capabilities of professionals in the region. 


4:00pm – 5:30pm

2020 MEPRA Activity Review
2021 MEPRA Board Elections
2021 Strategy & Activity Plan
Feedback & Discussion

For any questions, please contact Sabrina De Palma at sabrina@mepra.org.


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