Gambit Communications has stated hires at senior and junior level, building on a successful awards season where they gathered 24 regional award nominations and nine wins, following several new client wins in the first quarter of the year.
In a statement hire, the independent communications agency stated Kathleen Burbridge as Account Director. The Canadian comms professional specializes in luxury, fashion and automotive and has spent eight years at international communications agencies in Toronto, Chicago and Dubai. She has previously led agency side communications for Rolls Royce Motor Cars in Middle East and India and has experience with a variety of multinational brands including BMW, MINI, L’Occitane and Jergens.
Gambit also welcomed Judy Bakieh on board in the role of Influencer Relations Executive. She joins from Christian Dior and is tasked with managing Gambit Communications’ social influencer campaigns across the region, working closely with clients to identify the right profiles and activate them appropriately. The Canadian holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the American University of Beirut and is a Holistic Health Practitioner with an ICF Certification in Life Coaching.
“We’ve had a fantastic start to the year which has allowed us to bring on board some big talents. Kathleen is someone I worked with closely in the past and I was adamant on getting her to relocate back to the region to join Gambit, while Judy is an exciting talent who will allow us to better serve our clients in the increasingly important field of influencer communications,” stated Jamal Al Mawed, the boutique agency’s Founder and Managing Director.