Founding Director

MNDBAR

www.mndbar.com

2016–Present

 

EDUCATION

 

Executive Leadership Program

THNK School of Creative Leadership Amsterdam, NL 2016

 

Masters in Design Entrepreneurship

School of Visual Arts

New York, NY 2004-2006

 

Dynamic Interactive Design

Parsons School of Design

New York, NY 2003

 

Bachelor Engineering / Design

American University of Beirut

Beirut, Lebanon 2003

 

 

CONTINUED EDUCATION

 

The Path of Moral Leadership 

Acumen Academy 

September 2022-Present

Regenerative Leadership 

Regenerators Academy

January 2022-Present

SIM Digital Health Program

Southbank University

London, Fall 2019

The Future of Work: Preparing for

Disruption

The World Bank–

Open Learning Campus

Online Summer 2019

The Science of Well-being

Yale University–Coursera

Online Summer 2019

Leading from the Emerging Future

MIT Prescencing Institute EDX

Online Fall 2018

SKILLS

• Bold critical & creative thinking skills

that translate into unique intuitive

analyses & detailed executions.

• Broad knowledge of technology landscape with sufficient technical understanding

to assess trends.

• Unique talent to connect unrelated

ideas in unprecedented ways to construct  new meaning & innovative solutions.

• Ability to translate, communicate

& present complex problems in clear

& succinct ways.

• Flexible nature to solve problems,

multi-task, & manage diverse teams for optimal collaborative results.

• Experienced knowledge in design

& development softwares.

• Fluent in English & Arabic,

proficient in French.

KEY PROJECTS

Design Thinking & Business Transformation

Catalyst Envisioning Program Microsoft - EMEA

January 2021—December 2021

Strategy &  Facilitation
'WONDERCURRENT’

PIF Sovereign Wealth Fund

January 2021August 2021

Business & Leadership Transformation

The Future of Art Creative Pathways

August 2020–December 2020

Strategy and Programming

‘Prosper with Purpose’ UNDP SDG Impact

January 2020–September 2020

Research, Facilitation, & Strategy
Redefining ‘Arabia’

Saudi Commission for Tourism & Heritage

January 2020–April 2020

 

Design Thinking & Facilitation

MBR Initiative for Global Prosperity

January 2019- December 2019  

 

Program & Facilitation

Envisioning–World Government Summit

October 2017– December 2018

 

Business Transformation, Creative

Leadership & Facilitation

SEIF–Sustain Leadership

January 2017- October 2017 ​

 

Program & Facilitation

Design Thinking for Women Empowerment

THNK & MOFAIC (Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation)

September 2016

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Creative Director

Brash

2014–2016

 

Recruited & developed design talent & successfully built an award-winning team within two years.

 

Consistently led firm's communication & presentation efforts to facilitate strong project management & prioritize client's strategic goals.

 

Supervised a team of strategists, designers,

art-workers, copywriters & support personnel to work collaboratively and more effectively improving office culture & team engagement.

 

Creative Director/Design Director

Landor

2011–2014

Managed entire creative teams & multiple partners/vendors; responsible for all budgeting

& scheduling of clients.

 

Supervised new business efforts, outreach & implementation. Cultivated an environment

of mentoring & support.

 

They led strategy & creativity for Qatar Museum Authority projects, including The  Museum of  Islamic  Art  Doha & the Phillip Starck Alain Du Casse IDAM Restaurant. Other clients include Abu Dhabi Science Center, Masdar, and Vida Hotels, to name a few.

 

Design Director

Wolff Olins

2009–2011

Directed all creative efforts devoted to business development for the agency.

 

Responsible for managing and advising key clients

on their strategic brand implementation through

a variety of mediums.

 

Clients include Bank Audi, Aldar, Alfuttaim, Ashok, Zayed National Museum & Kuwait Finance House.

 

Senior Designer

Siegel+Gale

2007–2009

 

Responsible for strategy development & design conception for brands, including the KAUST,

Aramco, Environmental Defense Fund, Comcast,

Sony, TCW Investments, LexisNexis, Museum

of Art and Design New York, EmblemHealth,

Terex, USMINT and Keybank.

 

Designer

Futurebrand

2005–2006

Contributed to the development & design

of a variety of Nakheel Developer projects.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

 

Women Executives on Board
Annual Retreat- UK

November 2-3, 2021

 

Women Executives on Board
Annual Retreat- Global 

September 19, 2020

The Future of Work ING UK

Senior Management Retreat

October 2, 2019

 

Creative Intelligence vs.  Artificial Intelligence

Future Talks, Pulse 95 Radio

September 12, 2019

 

Design Thinking for Mindset Development

Astrolabs Accelerator

January 28, 2018

 

Shifting Perspectives for Societal Impact

Nuqat Foundation Conference

November 21, 2016

 

TEACHING

 

Facilitator

PIF GDP Program

Continuing Education University of Berkeley

Spring 2020

 

Adjunct Professor- Innovation Lab

American University in Dubai

Fall 2018

 

Adjunct Professor- Designing News

American University in Dubai

Fall 2018

 

Visiting Instructor- Conceptual Design 101

American University of Beirut Spring 2009

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

'Tech + Culture: Dimensionality'

'Tech + Culture: Community'

'Tech + Culture: Individuality'
'At the Intersections of Tech + Culture'

www.envisioning.io

2020-2021

‘Embracing the Extraordinary’

'With THNK comes Trust’ 

'A Case for Making Space’

www.thriveglobal.com

2019–Present

 

AWARDS

 

Lynx Awards Silver 2017

Lynx Awards Silver 2012

Graphis Annual 2010

Graphis Designers USA No. 3 2010

AIGA Best Of 2008, 2009

Baseline Magazine, Issue 48 2006