The World: Dubai - Samar Salman to head latest PHD outpost

PHD is opening in Dubai as part of the ongoing expansion of its network across the EMEA region. Samar Salman, who previously ran MindShare in North Africa, will run the media agency.

David Pattison (pictured), the chief executive and co-founder of PHD Worldwide, said: "There are huge opportunities for us in the Middle East."

In conjunction with the roll-out, the Omnicom Media Group, which includes OMD, is expanding its management structure across the region. Colin Gottlieb, the chief executive of Omnicom Media Group EMEA, said: "The group structure allows us to provide alternative media network solutions to meet individual client needs."