(L to R: Omnia CEO Steve Haysom with Ed Dickson, Ashling O’Leary and Aurelie Fornara-Baurain)
UAE-based brand and digital agency Omnia has made some senior-level changes among its 52-member team.
The appointment and promotions coincide with a number of new client wins that will see the agency grow its client base in both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Joining Omnia in the position of senior digital project manager is Aurélie Fornara-Baurain. With over 10 years’ experience across the UK, France and the UAE, Fornara-Baurain brings a wealth of experience across industries that include technology, media, pharma, financial services, aeronautics and automotive. In her new role at Omnia, she will be joining the team of developers and project managers and will be responsible for managing a number of high profile digital transformation projects.
Along with this appointment, the agency has also promoted Ashling O’Leary from group account director to client services director and Ed Dickson from associate creative director to creative director. O’Leary’s promotion will see her take responsibility for the agency’s client services team and ensure the quality management of each account, as well as lead organic growth within the agency’s portfolio of clients.
In his new role, Dickson will be responsible for ensuring the standards of Omnia’s creative output while recruiting and retaining new international creative talent. Having joined Omnia in 2012 as a senior designer, Dickson has worked across the agency’s portfolio of clients.
For Steve Haysom, chief executive officer of Omnia, the appointment and promotions are about positioning the agency for continued growth as well as recognising both the achievements and talent in its existing team: “Our people are central to everything we do at Omnia and something that we feel is apparent through the strong partnerships we are able to build with our clients. We are extremely proud to recognize both Ed and Ashling for their achievements and contribution to our business and by virtue, our clients, and to also welcome Aurélie to the team. Attracting, fostering and developing the best talent in the industry has always been a priority for Omnia – something that will only grow in importance for us as we expand further afield across the region.”