IK Consult

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Contact Information

P. O. Box 215330 Dubai, UAE
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Phone: (+971) (0) 50 2883975
Email:

Imad Kublawi

Imad Kublawi

Phone: (+971) +44 (0) 7770 605025 


Basic Info

Founded in: 2005

Founded in: 2005

IK Consult

P. O. Box 215330 Dubai, UAE
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Phone: (+971) (0) 50 2883975
Email:
Imad Kublawi

Imad Kublawi

Phone: (+971) +44 (0) 7770 605025 

About IK Consult

During his career of 35 years in marcoms, Imad has acquired a range of perspectives on the sector. He started on the agency side, first in Kuwait and then Athens and London. In 2002, after 17 years in London, Imad relocated to Beirut carrying on as Chief Operating Officer of J. Walter Thompson’s Middle East Network where he was involved in driving excellence and efficiency strategically and operationally throughout the network.

He then formed IK Consult in London in 2005, to be the strategic advisers of choice to top management on all aspects of marketing communications & technology in the MENA region. IK Consult expanded to Dubai and Doha with delivery capability across the entire region and has engaged blue-chip companies in strategic brand and marketing development, agency selection & management, performance evaluation, relationships, training and HR. Imad acted as adviser to a number of publicly listed companies as well as medium to large private enterprises.

In 2008, Imad launched Results International in the MENA region and has since been engaged in a number of buy/sell mandates and commercial due diligence.

In 2015, Imad joined Oystercatchers network as the Regional Partner in MENA region.

Languages

English
Philosophy & Competitive Advantages

As an independent consultancy of local origins and global best practice, IK Consult values of transparency, neutrality and comprehensive approach ensure total focus on achieving the business objectives efficiently. 

Network Description

IK Consult is part of the Oystercatchers network representing MENA region.

Background

The founder of IK Consult is Imad Kublawi, a marketing communications specialist with over 35 years extensive experience in the Middle East and North Africa.

Imad has a rare combination of three marcoms skills:
On the agency side: Imad spent 35 years in advertising which started in Kuwait then moved to Athens and in 1984 to London. In 2002, having spent 17 years in London, Imad relocated to Beirut carrying on as Chief Operating officer of JWT’s Middle East Network, until 2005.
On the client side: In August 2005 Imad formed “IK Consult” in London then expanded to Dubai in 2006 and Doha in 2011 with delivery capability across the entire region. In this capacity, Imad acted as advisor to a number of publicly listed companies as well as medium to large private enterprises on strategic brand development and agency selection, management and optimization.
Corporate finance and strategy advice with Results International since 2008 as Regional Partner for the MENA region engaged in various M&A transactions and consultancy projects. 

Practice Areas

Agency search & selection, performance assessment, relationships, briefing, creative assessment, remuneration, contract negotiaitions and standardization of processes.   Client/agency joint workshops, training and HR.  Mergers & acquisitions in marcoms industry.  Strategic marketing consultancy

Local Representation

Dubai - Doha - London covering MENA region.