Kareem Shuhaibar

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Work Experience

Ogilvy & Mather

Senior Copywriter

June 2014 - December United Arab Emirates

Ogilvy & Mather


September 2009 - May 2014 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

EMI Music

Creative Consultant / Copywriter

Worked with EMI London and W3 Haus on the launch of British pop artist Eliza Doolittle. Conceptualized ideas in the interactive communications area and beyond. I also worked on traditional music videos as well as some awesome social media tools.
June 2009 - September 2009 United Kingdom

Ogilvy & Mather

Creative Intern

Worked under ECD Chris Garbutt on diverse selection of live briefs including Ford, Fisher Price, Cisco, Syntholkine Muscle Pain Reliever, Toblerone, Barbie, Tom of Finland Perfume, Sprite, Perrier, Vittel Water and Duracell.
October 2008 - December 2008 Paris, France

Saatchi & Saatchi

Creative Intern

Interned and took weekly classes in the agency under the creative guidance of award-winning Art Directors and Copywriters. Worked on a diverse selection of live briefs, pro-bono and existing Saatchi & Saatchi clients. Rediscovered the 'pimms in the park' phenomenon and its inspiring abilities to facilitate creative thinking.
July 2008 - September 2008 United Kingdom

Lean Mean Fighting Machine

Creative Intern

Participated in creative classes at Lean Mean Fighting Machine, an award-winning interactive advertising agency in London.
July 2008 - September 2008 United Kingdom

McCann Erickson

Account Executive

Worked on managing global Unilever accounts such as Bertolli and I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! Wore a suit and tie for over a year and survived the concrete jungle with my sanity intact.
February 2006 - April 2007 New York, United States

Ogilvy & Mather

Senior Copywriter

January 2016 - Present London, United Kingdom


Miami Ad School (MAS) - Hamburg

Portfolio Degree - Copywriting

Foundation year at MAS Miami.
Second year consisted of internships in London and Paris.
Final coursework and diploma from MAS Hamburg.
Hamburg, Germany

Pennsylvania State University

Bachelor of Arts in Advertising / Psychology

3.56 cumulative GPA
September 2002 - December 2005 University Park, Pennsylvania, United States


English (Native),
French (Fluent),
Arabic (Fluent),
Greek (Conversational),


Composing Lyrics, Adobe Creative Suite, Advertising, Concepting, Integrated Thinking, Music Production, Singing,