Newly formed Middle East Advisory Board will convene in Dubai on October 12 to kick off CMO Summit Middle East

PALO ALTO, Calif. (June 25, 2009) – The CMO Council is pleased to announce Mohammed Al-Tajer as Chairman of the CMO Council's newly formed Middle East Advisory Board. Mohammed is the Head of Marketing for Middle East & Africa for Citibank, and has been leading the marketing and business development functions at Citi for the region for the last three years. Mohammed's role as Chairman will support and guide the CMO Council through its chapter development in MENA and will be the voice of the Council in that region. The CMO Council will shortly announce the rest of the Middle East Advisory Board, which will further supplement the 185 other Advisory Board members in North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa, and Latin America.

The CMO Council Middle East Advisory Board will convene for an inaugural meeting in Dubai on October 12 to kick off CMO Summit Middle East, an event co-partnered with the CMO Council and ARTAAJ. At the Summit, Mohammed will be one of the keynote speakers and Donovan Neale-May, Executive Director of the CMO Council will moderate the panel discussion: MENA: Global Marketer Intentions & Expectations in the Region - Addressing the Complexities & Opportunities in an Emerging Market," with two CMO Council members as panelists: Elie Daher, Marketing Director of Schlumberger Middle East, and Noah Chancellor, Senior Advisor, Strategic Marketing of Saudi Telecom. More information on the event is available at or by contacting Jessica Choi at You can also download a PDF brochure of the event at

The CMO Council is currently accepting nominations for the Middle East Advisory Board. If you have colleagues or contacts in MENA who might qualify for board participation, please contact CMO Council International Program Coordiantor Jessica Choi at

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The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council is dedicated to high-level knowledge exchange, thought leadership and personal relationship building among senior corporate marketing leaders and brand decision-makers across a wide-range of global industries. The CMO Council's 4,500 members control more than $125 billion in aggregated annual marketing expenditures and run complex, distributed marketing and sales operations worldwide. In total, the CMO Council and its strategic interest communities include over 17,000 global executives across nearly 100 countries in multiple industries, segments and markets. Regional chapters and advisory boards are active in the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. The Council's strategic interest groups include the Coalition to Leverage and Optimize Sales Effectiveness (CLOSE), Customer Experience Board, Marketing Supply Chain Institute, and the Forum to Advance the Mobile Experience (FAME).


Jessica Choi
International Program Director, CMO Council