Malik Shishtawi

Malik Shishtawi is Executive Director of the y2d Holding Group and the Founder and President of the Arab Social Media Forum. With over 10 years of digital marketing experience Malik has previously been CEO of SocialMyMedia Middle East and Digital Director for both Wunderman Jordan and Tribal DDB-Saudi Arabia. He also has substantial experience volunteering with a number of NGOs, both in the MENA region and in the USA and Europe.

Malik holds a BA in Computer Information Systems from Balqa Applied University, Jordan and a Diploma in Digital Social Media from the Swedish Institute, Stockholm.

As a John Smith Fellow, Malik’s action plan is to expand on his experience at the Arab Social Media Forum. He plans to launch further editions of the forum in Qatar and Bahrain, as well as improve his events and further engage community members across the region.