Chief Creative Officer / JWT MEA
A former journalist, theatre director, pirate radio DJ and TV news anchorman, Ramsey escaped his native Lebanon’s civil war to study and work in the UK. He joined the London-based Middle East arm of JWT in 94, before returning to Beirut in 2001. He was appointed CCO for JWT MENA in 2004.
Since then, the agency, reputed mostly for its strategic planning but with hardly an award to its name, has become the region’s most awarded network, with international recognition such as its first ever in-book at D&AD, One Show winners, and Cannes shortlists and winners, as well as Network of the Year at the MENA Cristals in 09 and the Dubai Lynx in 2010.
Ramsey is a columnist in Campaign ME, and a regular contributor to industry forums and publications. He served on local and regional juries and spoke at a number of universities and industry events.
He is based in Beirut but is normally found in an airport lounge. Not surprisingly, Ramsey is divorced. He has a daughter, Emily, who lives in London.