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Hussein M. Dajani
Worked at Red Bull GmbH
Attended Lebanese American University
Lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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More interesting #data:

1- In 2013, 35% of consumers in the #MiddleEast purchased goods #online, compared with 26% in 2012.

2- 45% of consumers made at least one online purchase in the first 3 months this year, the industry is expecting substantial growth.

3- Among the most popular online purchases were #airline tickets and other #travel-related services such as #hotel bookings. In #Lebanon, however, groceries topped the list of the most common items bought online (Huge shock to me).

4- was the most commonly visited site in the #UAE, #SaudiArabia and #Qatar, with #Amazon following closely behind.

5- #eCommerce market in the #MENA region will grow to $15 billion by 2015, with 10% of the transactions conducted via #mobile #devices.
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Great move by ‪#‎Google‬! You can now "Subscribe" to any ‪#‎search‬ topic or Hot Searches for any country!
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#Twitter Unveils #Mobile #App Install #Ads
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‪#‎YouGotAGift‬ enters the ‪#‎Lebanese‬ market in an aggressive move! team, especially Abed Bibi and Husain Makiya, well done! Full ‪#‎RESPECT‬ for the great work you are doing! ‪#‎Lebanon‬ ‪#‎eGift‬ ‪#‎eGiftCard‬ ‪#‎eCard‬
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Gabriel García Márquez: Thank you for the inspiration and all the amazing books! God bless you! Rest in peace! #RIP
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Interesting #data:

1- #Content in #Arabic accounts for just 3% of all #online content, while 12% of the population of the world are #Arabic speakers.

2- There are 22 #domain names across the world, with 100 more expected to go live soon.

3- There are more than 160 million #websites globally, but of them about 111 million end with .com

4- Of the 2 billion internet users, more than 70% are not native #English speakers. Another 2 billion are expected to go online by 2016, almost all of whom will not count English as their first language.

5- There are 125 million Arabic internet users, a figure that is expected to double by 2016, but uptake of Arabic #gTLDs has been slow despite the expected growth.

6- Etisalat.shabaka was one of the first to go live, redirecting to the company’s Latin-script #domain name. Others that have signed up with .shabaka are in the #entertainment, #ecommerce and #hospitality sectors.
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The hottest topics on #Google delivered directly to your inbox! That's absolutely amazing!
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A beautiful #song by #Palestinian band, Apo & the Apostles, that is going all around #Palestine! Well done team! 
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#Google’s one-day public sale of Glass was apparently a success.

After 15 hour sale, all #Glass units got sold out, each for USD $1,500! :) #GoogleGlass
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  • Red Bull GmbH
    Regional Digital Manager - MEA, 2012 - 2013
  • None
    Digital / Social Media Consultant, 2012 - 2012
  • Qtel
    Consultant - Head of Online Communities and Communications, 2010 - 2011
  • TBWA\
    Director New Business, 2009 - 2010
  • JWT
    New Business and Planning Director, 2006 - 2009
  • Leo Burnett Worldwide
    Brand Communication Manager, 2004 - 2006
  • JWT
    Senior Account Executive, 2002 - 2004
  • averda
    Regional Marketing Manager, 2011 - 2012
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We Facebook, Tweet and write blogs, which keep us in constant connection, but what we do with these connections is what makes the difference.

Through my work experience in the MENA region for the past 10+ years, i got the opportunity to work on global, regional, and local markets and get a deep understanding on consumer and culture insights.

In a world that has been cut up and defined by its differences, separated by its religions and traditions, which values money and technology at an unprecedented level, where incentives are highly self-centered, humans’ acknowledgement of interdependence seems to be largely missing. Yes, we Facebook, Tweet, and write blogs, which keep us in constant connection, but what we do with these connections is what makes the difference.

I am a “connector,” as Malcolm Gladwell defines in The Tipping Point. Coming from a family of many siblings, I am used to several personalities surrounding me at all times, dealing with them, and compromising. In the same way, I treat the people who I meet as an extension of my family. It is only natural for me. Thus, the connections I make regularly benefit me personally and in business, often simultaneously.

I am never satisfied with easy answers, with simple explanations: there always has to be something else, something more interesting and complex beneath the surface of things. This is perhaps a defense mechanism: growing up in a country like Lebanon, in a city like Beirut, where the sectarian civil war colored so much of my childhood and taught me early on that much of the circumstances of life are beyond one’s control, and that loyalties are both multi-layered and multi-faceted, I also learned that knowledge is power. Exercising one’s mind allows one to travel beyond the personal limitations of borders, of place, of culture, of circumstance. And perhaps this gives a measure of feeling some control over a world that is so uncontrollable. This curiosity then informs my entire life philosophy.

An old friend once wrote down a phrase and asked me to meditate on it: “Maturity is the ability to manage uncertainty.” I find myself coming back to those words of wisdom again and again, and using them as a rudder to navigate this latter part of my life, which I hope can be characterized by this complex definition of maturity.
  • Lebanese American University
    Bachelor of Sciences in Business Administration, 1998 - 2002
  • International College
    High School Diploma, 1982 - 1997
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