Our Leadership Team

Sasan Saeidi Photo

Sasan Saeidi

Vice President/Area Director, Middle East/Africa

Recently announced as the new Regional CEO of J. Walter Thompson for the Gulf Region, Sasan has worked in advertising for 19 years across a multitude of brands and regions of the world.

Starting and building his career in North America, Toronto and New York with Saatchi & Saatchi & FCB across Strategic Planning, Account Management, and New Business Development functions, he has led a multitude of international and global assignments for brands across industries.

Moving to the Middle East, he took over the realm of FP7 McCann in 2011 as Group Managing Director and transformed the agency across all parameters. Under his leadership FP7 McCann was named Communicate & Ad Age agency of the year and in 2016, Effie Global Index, ranked FP7 McCann DXB as the number 1 most effective creative agency in the world. He was selected as part of the 20 IPG Young Global leaders in 2016.

Sasan is also an active industry member of the advertising and marketing fraternity, both regionally and globally. He is regular lecturer at the university circuit in the UAE. He is currently the Vice President for Content for the International Advertising Association (IAA) and the Regional VP and Area Director for IAA for Middle East & Africa.

Sasan is a world citizen, growing up between London, New York & Toronto. He holds an MBA; he’s an avid listener and reader of everything; and a big fan of world cultures; fashion and basketball. He also tries his best to be a good dad to Sammy & Alexander.