Faris Shibai bids adieu to Mindshare MENA for new role in Shanghai

Adgully Bureau | | Reading Time: 2:33 minutes

Faris Sibai, who became the Chief Growth Officer at Mindshare MENA in January of this year, has decided to depart from the MENA region. He shared in a LinkedIn post on August 28 that the time has come for him to bid adieu to the wonderful UAE market.

Faris Sibai in his post writes: “As I near my final month in Dubai, I cannot help but reflect on how lucky I have been to call this great nation my home for the past 17 years. I found my soulmate, started our family, bought our first home, all while watching the amazing transformation that Dubai & The UAE has undergone over the past 17 years. Today this city stands firm as one of the most competitive and progressive economies in the world, and a massive kudos goes to it visionary leadership.”

On leaving MENA, he writes: “I am leaving Mindshare MENA, a place that I have called home for the past 7 years. Mindshare really is the place where you do the greatest work of your career, and I’m eternally grateful to all the Purple People, both past and present, that have been part of my journey. “

Though Sibai is planning to depart from the Mindshare MENA and the region, he will still be part of GroupM and is preparing to assume a fresh position in APAC, specifically in Shanghai. "Even as I move on from this region, I will continue to be a part of the GroupM family, embarking on a new journey in APAC, stationed in Shanghai," he says.