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Manager Marketing

Houston, TX
August 20, 2020

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Email: Phone: +1-786-***-**** LinkedIn: SUMMARY

• Results-oriented marketing professional with experience in managing high-profile projects, large events, and achieving excellence in a fast paced, high turn industry.

• Certified Meeting Professional with strategic planning experience and ability to execute wide range marketing strategies and events to enhance profitability for the organization.

• Fluent in French, Arabic, and English and Advanced in Microsoft Office Suite and similar software.

• Willing to travel and relocate internationally.


University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX May 2020

MBA, Marketing GPA 4.0/4.0

Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt May 1997

Bachelor of Fine Arts


Yunifire, Houston, TX August 2019 – November 2019

Business Development Manager (Contract)

• Developed marketing strategy for the company, managed sales and marketing activities, created assets for marketing such as Company Profile, Capability Statement, and launched a new website, and ensured consistency with company objectives.

• Attended technology events as a marketing representative and provided creative content for social networking purposes.

• Catalogued presentations and documented market research and client feedback for developing presentation content.

• Supported project and business development by assisting with cataloguing client documents and tracking proposals.

• Conducted research on industry and new business opportunities. Greater Houston Partnership, Houston, TX June 2019 – August 2019 Research Intern

• Prepared profiles of companies that the Partnership targeted for relocation to the Houston area and researched companies for potential organization membership.

• Developed lists of potential sponsors and attendees and assisted with registration, seating, and crowd flow for events.

• Compiled data on trade flows between Metro Houston and company’s major trading partners.

• Collected data used to calculate cost of living differentials between Houston and other Metro areas.

• Assisted with data collection requests for companies considering whether to establish or expand operations in Houston. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Qatar Debate, Doha, Qatar December 2016 – Present

Event Manager – (Contract) 5th International Universities Arabic Debating Championship (December 2018 – Present)

• Planned and executed annual event with 950 people, including 40+ VIPs and 106 global teams with $3.7M budget.

• Managed suppliers’ relationships, operational and administrative functions, and trained 24 of staff members to ensure efficiency of processes within the event.

Event Manager – (Contract) 4th International Schools Arabic Debating Championship (January 2018 – April 2018)

• Planned and executed annual event with 650 people, including VIPs and global participants with $2.8M budget. Event Manager – Contract) 3rd International Universities Arabic Debating Championship (December 2016 – April 2017)

• Developed and executed annual event with 700+ people and serving 480 VIPs and global participants with $2.5M budget. Advent Worldwide, Doha, Qatar November 2015 – December 2016 Project Manager – Events

• Managed WORAL event with $200K budget for 400 professionals and a member of the Royal Family of Qatar.

• Designed and produced HBKU Press Stand at 27th Doha International Book Fair with 1000+ visitors and VIPs.

• Provided expertise to Turbomachinery Laboratory during METS 2015 attended by Minister of Energy & Industry of Qatar.

• Provided expertise to EMC during participation at IQPC World Stadium Congress.

• Planned and executed Hamad International Airport’s celebration of QND for global travelers. MARWA AMMAR

Email: Phone: +1-786-***-**** LinkedIn: QMDI, Doha, Qatar October 2011 – May 2014

Project Manager

• Developed event sponsorship packages and sold to Ministry of Public Health, ConocoPhillips, Qatar First Bank, and Qatar Airways.

• Organized and managed QSTP Exhibition Stands at QITCOM.

• Designed, developed, and organized a winning bid for QSTP to host IASP 2014 in Qatar (bid took place in Tallinn).

• Organized site visit by participants of the UNCTAD World Investment Forum to Qatar Foundation and QSTP.

• Managed and delivered CILE International Conference annually, CISCO Expo 2012 ($300K budget, attended by 400 executives), QNRF 5th Annual Forum ($600K budget, attended by 400 professionals), and QSTP Sports Day ($800K budget, attended by 1000 participants).

Frameworx, Doha, Qatar June 2011 – December 2011

Director (Shareholder)

• Analyzed the market in Doha, gained exposure to different industries, and built relationships with potential clients and suppliers.

• The company broke even within 3 months of opening. SPE International, Doha, Qatar October 2010 – February 2011 Event Manager

• Organized Events: The 1st Middle East Turbo Machinery Symposium (February 2011), Water Management: Turning a Liability into an Opportunity Workshop, and Inventing the Future of Mature Fields Workshop.

• Identified event dates to avoid clashes with other SPE and/or Oil & Gas industry activities worldwide.

• Planned and facilitated Committee meetings with Chairperson(s), communicated with all members, invited Chairmen and Members to serve on the Technical Committee(s), and supported with information and SPE guidelines.

• Worked with committee members to ensure viable event, recruited new committee members, and circulated meeting notices, minutes, and technical agendas.

• Identified event venues, met all AV and F&B requirements, and organized social and networking opportunities for events.

• Prepared and maintained event budgets, with close monthly monitoring and follow-up meetings with accounts team.

• Promoted the events online, through SPE sections and network, and through broadcast emails where applicable.

• Managed/supervised registrations: mail, fax and online

• Maintained customer service in Qatar (Served current members, approached companies in Qatar in order to increase the number of potential members, and retention of current members)

• Sold 7 sponsorship packages for a Workshop in Qatar.

• Introduced new suppliers in Qatar and built up a reliable database for all Oil & Gas Companies. ADDITIONAL

Languages: Fluent in English, French, and Arabic

Software: Microsoft Office Suite Advanced, CRM, SharePoint, and Siebel Certifications: Certified Meeting Professional (2018), DELF (2018), TEF (2018) Professional/Student Organizations: Certified Meeting Professional International (2017), Nominated Member of Beta Gamma Sigma (2019), Nominated Member of NSLS (2020)

Skills: 20+ Years of Event Planning and Team Management, Budget Planning, Clear Communication both written and verbal, Time Management, Organization, Detail-Oriented, Adaptable

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