Dubai Lynx advertising awards honour Ghossoub




Joseph Ghossoub, President and CEO of The Holding Group (THG), will be honoured with the first Dubai Lynx Advertising Person of the Year Award this year, organisers of the 1st Dubai International Advertising Festival have announced.


“Joseph Ghossoub has been at the forefront of promoting the Middle East’s advertising and media industry around the world,” said Philip Thomas, Cannes Lions CEO, organisers of the Dubai Lynx event.


“We are therefore delighted to recognise and honour his efforts at the Dubai Lynx awards, which ultimately also aim to help raise the creative bar of the Mena region.”


Ghossoub is President and CEO of THG, parent company of Team/Young and Rubicam, Intermarkets Advertising, ASDA’A public relations, mediaedge:cia and Wunderman. He is also the outgoing Chairman and World President of the International Advertising Association. As one of the Middle East communication industry’s most prominent spokespeople, he has been involved in managing regional and global agencies for over two decades.


On learning about receiving the award, Ghoussoub said: “I am indeed honoured to be recognised by such a prestigious institution as the Lynx/Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. This award is more a recognition of the important sector of communications in the region and the value added role it plays in society, of which I am proud to be a part of.”


Ghossoub joined Team Advertising as Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer in 1993. In 1997 he and his partners formed THG. The group has since grown with offices throughout the Arabian Gulf, the Levant, North Africa and beyond. Ghossoub took office as Chairman and World President of the IAA in March 2006, coinciding with the start of the 40th IAA World Congress in Dubai.


Ghossoub serves a number of business and educational institutions. He has presided over the Lebanese Business Council and is an advisory council member of the American University in Dubai.


In 2003, he was appointed as a board member of the Dubai Media Incorporated by the Government of Dubai.