OUR PEOPLE

The diverse pool of talent at OBCIDO reflects the multiculturalism of our clients, associations, and communities. Our team is a powerful blend of backgrounds, education, ethnicity, race, and geographic locations, driving innovation and exceeding expectations.

CHAKER KHAZAAL,Executive Chairman
CHAKER KHAZAAL,
Executive Chairman

An award-winning author, acclaimed reporter, inspirational speaker, and entrepreneur, Chaker graduated from York University in Toronto with a BA focusing on International Affairs. In his early twenties, he was ranked 1st by Arabian Business Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful Arabs Under 40 and presented with the Mentor Arabia Award. Commanding global attention and accolades for his business acumen, Chaker has worked with leading brands, companies, and industries worldwide, delivering exceptional outcomes. As Chairman, he provides support and leadership, managing community and CSR relationships with partners, institutions, and clients. Chaker oversees the organizational structure of the company, working on innovative new concepts and products.

Adam Giambrone Adam Giambrone CEO (Honorary)

Adam brings over 20 years of strategy implementation, operational procedures, effective communication, and leadership skills to mentor our global team. He holds an undergraduate degree from McGill University in Montreal, an MBA from the University of Toronto, and a master's degree, focusing on mass transit operations. An experienced consultant in managing large teams across transportation and public policy sectors, Adam held senior positions in North America and the Middle East. As Chair of the Toronto Transit Commission, he drove the $18B long-term rapid transport expansion plan. A strong communicator, decisive, and engaged for impact, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge, insight, and commitment to his honorary role at OBCIDO.

Omar Kandil Omar Kandil COO

Omar graduated with a BA in Business Administration and has held executive management positions in the US, Europe, Middle East, and GCC. Working on prestigious projects, campaigns, and events with the UN, Meta, the Athens Democracy Forum in association with The New York Times, and Duggal Visual Solutions (NY), Omar delivered outstanding results. As COO, his experience, confidence, and motivation help expand operational success. Omar liaises directly with the Chairman and CEO on new products and services. With distinct proficiency and planning, he works closely with our international teams to ensure clients’ expectations are met.

Katharine Gordon Katharine Gordon Communications Director

Holding a BA in Art History, Katharine has over four years of experience in media, communications, and publishing. She has contributed to prestigious arts and culture publications as both a journalist and senior-level editor. At OBCIDO, Katharine manages client communication and strategies for PR and marketing. She oversees all aspects of the content, graphics, writers, and editors, to name a few. A creative and self-motivated wordsmith, Katharine produces first-rate narratives, delivering an exceptional client experience.

Angus Blair Angus Blair Strategist and Advisor to the Board

Angus has an extensive and award-winning career in investment banking and financial services in London and other centres. He was rated an “Emerging Markets Superstar" by Global Finance magazine and a "No 1 Institutional Investor" analyst. He has covered developed and developing markets and economies, worked with and advised boards, executive management, and risk committees of major multinational corporations. Angus holds a Postgraduate Degree in Management and Marketing. Majoring in economics in his first degree, he also studied earth and environmental science. He has recently been the CIB Professor of Practice at the American University in Cairo, teaching corporate finance, corporate governance, and ESG. Angus will help build content and structural strategies for OBCIDO and our clients.

Jennifer Zibara Jennifer Zibara Regional Director - MENA

Jennifer holds a master’s degree in Journalism from the Lebanese University. Gaining invaluable correspondent and producer experience working on The Insider Arabia and Trending on MBC 4, her communication skills are an asset to the company. Jennifer takes a hands-on approach with OBCIDO clients in the MEAN region, managing their social media, PR, and marketing workflow.

Barbara Weinberg Barbara Weinberg Senior Content Editor

Creative thinking and writing have played a pivotal role in Barbara's career. She has managed the event and sponsorship of many high-end events, including international galas, the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the Australian Grand Prix, and the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. Her writing prowess covers all media platforms. As Senior Content Editor, Barbara is a strong communicator who loves to rearrange words. Responsible for website edits, she is a regular contributor to the OBCIDO Blog.

Garrett Stockwell Garrett Stockwell Communications Officer

A graduate of Virginia Tech, Garrett holds a BA in International Relations, a course focused on global and regional governance and politics, emphasizing foreign language proficiency. An experienced English language instructor and aspiring journalist, he has a solid background in research and writing. An effective communicator, Garrett is known for personalizing his Zoom client meetings. He produces concise, creative work ranging from websites and content calendars to customized marketing material for OBCIDO's diverse clientele.

Fenton Jagdeo Fenton Jagdeo Business Development

Entrepreneur, investor, community leader, and global advisor, Fenton holds an HBA from Ivey Business School, ranked the top MBA program in Canada. Early in his career, Fenton consulted at Monitor Deloitte and Doblin, helping Fortune 500 North American executives strategize business challenges. Cultivating partnerships and identifying new markets, Fenton co-founded a venture capital company in Silicon Valley. As a Board member of the Toronto Public Library (the largest neighborhood-based library in the world), his leadership and counsel on a multi-million dollar strategy plan were pivotal to the project's success. A frequent keynote speaker specializing in strategy, innovation, and startup sessions, Fenton brings a unique talent to OBCIDO.

Ingred Monssef Ingred Monssef Human Ressources Manager

Holding a BA in Human Resources from The Université La Sagesse, Ingred's personal goal is to succeed in her field. Excelling in communication, coordination, and compilation, she has the skill set to manage the HR Department at OBCIDO. Responsible for a seamless hiring process, Ingred ensures new staff and remote team requirements are met with successful outcomes.

Diana Wehbe Diana Wehbe Content Producer

Holding a BA in Radio, TV, and Journalism, Diana has over 12 years of experience in her field. Fluent in English, Arabic, and French, her production skills and expertise ensure artistic and technical standards are flawless. A content producer at MTV Lebanon and a variety of prominent channels and programs in the Middle East, Diana ensures the delivery of competitive goals, aligning brands with visuals. From live shows to topical video campaigns, overseeing pre to post-production, Diana is an asset to OBCIDO.

Rakan Abou Taha Rakan Abou Taha Graphics and Video Specialist

Rakan created visual content, from paintings and drawings to graphic design, at a young age to communicate messages. An intricate part of the OBCIDO team, his focus is on interactive designs optimizing user experiences. Rakan specializes in videos and, due to his expertise, is currently assisting clients with designs and drops in our trailblazing NFT department.

Viktoriya Martsinovska Viktoriya Martsinovska eCommerce Web Developer

Viktoriya graduated from Canada's Wilfrid Laurier University with a BA in Political Science. She also holds a postgraduate degree in Advertising and Media Management from Toronto's Humber College. An eCommerce and Shopify expert, Viktoriya combines the art and science of online success to provide an unforgettable customer experience and increase conversion rates. Having worked for a range of clients, from startups to luxury giants such as Louis Vuitton and Fendi, she fosters an environment of optimism and collaboration. A committed team member, Viktoriya brings the necessary skills and expertise to OBCIDO's clientele.

Caline Abi Farraj Caline Abi Farraj Graphic Designer

Caline communicates ideas that inspire, inform and captivate clients and consumers. To develop intriguing layouts and design, she channels high-end technology to make her work come alive. Passionate and ambitious, Caline is a self-taught digital artist and recently launched a brand with expansion plans in the pipeline. Her motivation, skills, and creative assets make for a worthy and essential addition to the OBCIDO team. Working with clients on stunning Instagram grids and graphics, Caline is instrumental in driving traffic to businesses.

Mohammad Hamandi Mohammad Hamandi Senior Full Stack Developer

Configuring, maintaining, managing, and developing, Hamandi is proficient in a vast spectrum of framework programming. Holding a master's degree in Business Administration and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, this accomplished developer is a valuable resource to OBCIDO. Hamandi creates client websites focusing on large corporate projects. His latest achievement for Duggal Greenhouse was completed in a tight 6-week turnaround, successfully creating backend and frontend access.

Josiane Makhoul Josiane Makhoul Junior Full Stack Developer

Ambitious, motivated, and hard-working, Josiane is a recent IPNET graduate, having majored in Computer Science. Proficient in the practical issues of implementing computational systems in hardware and software, Josiane develops websites for OBCIDO artists, entrepreneurs, and small businesses.

Joe Lattouf Joe Lattouf NFT Art Management

With a BA in Marketing and Advertising, Joe's commitment to data and research is compelling for NFTs. Self-motivated and eager for creative challenges, he sets goals, ensuring OBCIDO projects remain on schedule. Excelling on multiple platforms, Joe handles the Community Management for NFT artists engaging on Social Platforms, including Discord and others.

Chris Neues Chris Neues Research and Data Officer

German student Chris joins the company while completing his Bachelor's thesis at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. Specializing in Marketing and Supply Chain Management, Chris brings practical experience and a creative perspective to OBCIDO. Previously in the fast-paced international fashion and e-commerce industry, his excellent intercultural communication and time management skills contribute a valuable dimension to the team. Studying website heatmaps, Chris analyzes data based on user experience. Delivering results to the marketing team, they customize social media and website content.

We’re always looking for creative minds from around the world to join
the OBCIDO team. Please email your story and resume to
info@obcido.com
Top Reasons to Work at OBCIDO
OUR PROJECTS
OUR PROJECTS

Whether consulting with multinationals or start-ups, working with the brands we love, or prestigious campaigns, our scope of projects is exciting and cutting-edge.

OUR COMMUNITY
OUR COMMUNITY

Supporting our community, we partner with charitable organizations and initiatives to help raise awareness to grow their audience on multiple platforms.

OUR COMMITMENT
OUR COMMITMENT

We are committed to achieving unparalleled outcomes, focusing on education, evaluation, solution, and production. Our deliverable results exceed customer satisfaction.

OUR SUPPORT
OUR SUPPORT

Whether you're on the right career path or navigating the starting line, we aspire to inspire.

MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM
MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM

OBCIDO matches paid public holidays with equal paid mental health days. A healthy component of OBCIDO's core values we strongly support mental health - it matters.