IABC GCC elects new board for 2019

The IABC Gulf chapter has elected a new board for 2019. Following its first-ever Annual General Meeting on January 3rd, a new board slate was voted in by IABC’s Gulf membership.

The following people are elected to serve on the IABC GCC 2019 board.

  • Samer Hamzi, President
  • Hanisha Lalwani, President-Elect
  • Yasser M Zaki, Membership VP
  • Marko Selakovic, Professional Development VP
  • Marwan Al-Zori, Marketing & Communications VP
  • Sarah Palmer, Finance VP
  • Gary Hernandez, Past-President

Speaking to the membership during the AGM,┬áPast-President Gary Hernandez spoke about the incredible growth of the GCC chapter, as well as his hopes for 2019. “We’ve grown from 12 members to over 125 and counting in the space of a year. There’s a growing awareness of what IABC has to offer. We’re going to be stepping up our activities in the region in 2019, with a focus on development and networking for communicators in the region, beginning with EMENAComm in Bahrain this February.”

Following the AGM Gary Hernandez has moved to the Past-President role. Samer Hamzi takes over as President, Hanisha Lalwani is President-Elect.

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