Interview with Regional Strategy Director at Leo Burnett MENA Manal Khater
Posted on 10/01/2017

We were fortunate to intercept Manal Khater, Regional Strategy Director at Leo Burnett as well as Head of Strategy at filial company Atelier, right after her design talk to BDL Accelerate attendees. Ms. Khater spoke to us at length about the challenges inherent to advertising and communicating across diverse cultures. Having split her time between Beirut, Dubai, Paris and New York, she is acutely aware of the cultural niceties within each social fabric and incorporates them in the projects she takes on.

As a female executive in what is without doubt one of the leading advertising agencies in the world, Ms. Khater credits the supportive community within Leo Burnett for her growth and promotion. In fact, we learned that many women occupy key managerial positions at Leo Burnett, and she has never once felt shafted or spoken down to merely because of her gender. 

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