2009 - date
• Named as one of the 100 Most Influential Young Arab Leaders Under 40 - Arabian Business Magazine 2015 and 2016 • Receiver of the Best Woman Entrepreneurs Prize - MIT Arab Competition 2014 • Winner of the Emirates Woman Humanitarian Award 2013 A speaker on entrepreneurship, CSR, & social business, Zeina was invited by entities such as MIT University-Massachusetts, CSR Summit-Doha, TEDX-Dubai, World Bank & IMF Summit 2014-Washington, and others. She has 10+ years professional experience with a strong background in Fashion, Business Development, & Social Impacting. She landed valuable partnerships for Palestyle with reputable companies including Coca Cola, LVMH, British Museum of London, and HSBC Bank. Her experience in social development accumulated through working in various humanitarian projects including designing and running summer camp programs for refugee children partnering with UNRWA, Child Therapists and social workers alike. Zeina’s career started in Procter & Gamble, in supply chain management, and she graduated from the American University in Dubai with a Business Administration Bachelors & Whos Who Award.
2011 - date
Palestyle’s creative director, Ahmed Abou Chaaban, has dedicated his academic and professional careers to building an enviable knowledge of the luxury market. He was named by Gulf Business as one of the most influential 30 under 30 in the Middle East region in 2012 and his career has flourished ever since. Just a year later, the prestigious Harvard University chose Chaaban as the leader for an entrepreneurial speech at the Asian Harvard Students Conference, where he discussed the importance of developing the correct strategies for creating a successful communication plan. Chaaban enriched his professional experience with a Masters degree from London School of Business with a focus in Strategic Marketing in Luxury brand Management. Alongside his Masters degree, Chaaban finished his postgraduate from the iconic Central Saint Martins of London. Since then Chaaban has built his experience in communication, branding, and events working in some of the biggest Luxury houses such as L’Oreal, LMVH, and Chanel. In 2015 Chaaban lead a collaboration between Palestyle and Coca Cola to produce an exclusive special edition Coca Cola Light can design. The can was soon sold out across the Gulf. This incredible experience allowed him to follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s most influential designers, including Karl Lagerfeld and Marc Jacobs. With more than seven years of experience, his passion for and knowledge of the luxury sector makes Chaaban a key player in the luxury industry. This dedication has seen Chaaban recently move from a longstanding relationship with Chanel’s Middle Eastern Fashion division to the world’s most renowned jewelry brand, Tiffany & Co, where he will be working closely with the New York headquarters on introducing a self-standing digital CRM system, alongside heading all the events activities in the Middle East region.