Khaled AlShehhi

Executive Director Marketing and Communication , UAE Government Media Office

Khaled AlShehhi is an innovative marketing leader who has made significant contributions to the field of advertising and marketing in the MENA region. He has transformed the way the UAE government communicates by introducing original, creative, and humanizing content that has positively impacted millions of people globally. Under his leadership, the UAE Government Media Office has received over 200 awards from some of the most prestigious creative and marketing shows around the world, including Cannes Lions, LIA, CLIO, ONE Show and Dubai Lynx. 

Khaled's unique approach to creativity has made him a sought-after speaker, sharing his story about how government creativity can be turned on. He has earned leadership roles in various organizations, including the Global CMO Growth Council, New York Festival AME Advisory Council, World Media Group’s Brand Advisory Board, The Public Relations and Communications Association Executive Board and Middle East Public Relations Association Strategy Board. 

Khaled has been recognized for his outstanding contributions to the field, including winning the World Media Group Award for Content Leadership & Innovation in 2022, the Honorary Award of the 2022 Effie MENA, and being named Advertising Person of the Year at the Dubai Lynx 2023, Digital Professional of the Year 2021 by The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) and Marketing Game Changer by Campaign Middle East in 2020. He has also been featured in the Arabian Business’ 2021 Power List of individuals who are shaping the future of the Middle East.

"Last year, I was part of the jury for these rather unique awards, This year, I’ve been asked to lead it. What I want to see are powerful cases of corporate self-awareness, a clear vision to drive them forward, their principles applied on the ground, not just marketing speak. I want to see how they help people and talent blossom and come into their own.

As a reasonably new competition, the Campaign Agency of the Year Awards are in a great place to innovate, surprise and be remembered. Last year’s ceremony was great, I loved its energy and its vibe. What makes it so exciting is that you really can’t tell where the wind is coming from, so the stage is the focus of everyone, not wanting to miss who has been named “__ of the Year 2023. It could be you of course but you’ll have to enter first."

Khaled AlShehhi - Executive Director Marketing and Communication, UAE Government Media Office