May 26, 2024

Publicis Sapient Appoints Ashwaq Al Shathri As CMD For KSA

Ashwaq Al Shathri Country Managing Director for Saudi Arabia At Publicis Sapient. Image Courtesy: - Publicis Sapient

Publicis Sapient, a digital business transformation company, recently announced the appointment of Ashwaq Al Shathri as Country Managing Director (CMD) for Saudi Arabia (KSA), based in Publicis Sapient’s Riyadh office.

Industry sources added that this appointment displays the core importance of KSA and the Middle East for Publicis Sapient as fertile ground for growth. The firm’s deep expertise in digital innovation and AI solutions directly aligns with KSA’s visionary goals, opening tremendous opportunities for Publicis Sapient to contribute to the Kingdom’s digital business transformation journey. 

Industry sources also added that Ashwaq brings to Publicis Sapient extensive experience in delivering transformational work across diverse sectors, from government to health, and driving growth for leading organizations.  As Publicis Sapient’s new Managing Director for Saudi Arabia, she will be responsible for accelerating business growth in KSA, as well as building the operational business and community.

Industry sources also affirmed that in her role, she would lead the teams responsible for digital business transformation in the region, leveraging the company’s SPEED – Strategy, Product, Experience, Engineering and Data, and AI – capabilities, as well as infusing AI into these capabilities, to deliver customer impact, value and growth. 

From L To R: – Nigel Vaz, CEO of Publicis Sapient And Srinivas Devulapalli, Managing Director, Publicis Sapient MENA

Nigel Vaz, CEO of Publicis Sapient stated “We’re committed to supporting KSA’s technology-driven transformation and realization of Vision 2030, while also, ultimately, helping position KSA as a leader in digital innovation on the global stage. In our ambition to invest and expand our footprint in the region, we’re thrilled to welcome Ashwaq to the team.  Her experience in driving transformational work and growth, as well as her leadership skills, will have immediate impact in delivering value to our customers and attracting new business as we continue to scale.”

Srinivas Devulapalli, Managing Director, Publicis Sapient MENA stated “Ashwaq brings a wealth of expertise to Publicis Sapient.  Her appointment as our Country Manging Director for Saudi Arabia will directly contribute to our continued business growth as we scale our expertise in the Middle East to better serve our clients and their customers and help them transform digitally.”

Ashwaq Al Shathri, Publicis Sapient’s Country Managing Director for Saudi Arabia stated “I’m delighted to be joining Publicis Sapient’s incredibly talented team in Riyadh. The company’s unique expertise, SPEED – Strategy, Product, Experience, Engineering and Data and AI – capabilities and AI-driven solutions enable us to meet the challenges of our customers in KSA who want to accelerate their transformation and create new experiences and innovative services.”




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