Nicolas Chidiac

Nicolas Chidiac

EVP Head of Planning/Executive Leadership Team at at Leo Burnett
Chicago, United States

About me

Responsible for creating an environment that unlocks the potential of 50 exceptional strategists


EVP Head of Planning/Executive Leadership Team
Chicago, United States
June 2015 - Present (6 years)
*Responsible for creating an environment that unlocks the potential of 50 exceptional strategists.
* Member of the agency leadership team
*US brand strategy lead across Publicis One agencies for 11 iconic Kellogg's brands
Strategic Planning Director
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
November 2003 - 2015 (11 years 2 months)
Responsible for the intellectual output of the agency, the strategies deployed for our clients and the day to day running of the organisation along with the rest of the executive team.

*Growth: McDonald's, Oreedoo, Samsung
*Led Leo Burnett Dubai to becoming the 16th most effective agency in the world (Effie Index 2014)
*Redesigned agency's new business approach and process to improve operating efficiency
* Established McDonald's "Family Time Forever" platform implemented across 10 countries


Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Business Administration and Management, General

2012 - 2013 (1 year)

Master of Science (MSc) ), Behavioral Sciences

2002 - 2003 (1 year)

Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) in Psychology

1998 - 2002 (4 years)

Other professional activities

Startup Weekend

December 2014 - December 2014 ()
Volunteer Cause Economic Empowerment Coached and supported teams in building and pitching their business plans to raise initial seed capital.

EMDI Institute of Media and Communication

Adjunct lecturer
January 2012 - January 2012 ()
Cause Education

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