NOMAD IN 120 SECONDS

  • Assad Masoud
    Assad Masoud Managing Director

    I spent 10 years in the Automotive Industry representing a multinational premium automotive brand and managing their launches and experiential product activation across 34 markets in the Middle East and Africa, and I was left frustrated by the level of service I got as a client with various agencies that we contracted with to deliver our events.

    That led to the creation of NOMAD, an experiential agency that would connect brands with people and places creatively, and one that would deliver a quality service and deliver on brand expectations across all challenging markets.

    Today we represent 18 of the top 100 brands in the world, some are the leading brands in their industry and they all have entrusted NOMAD with their work.

    The last decade has matured NOMAD into the agency I was looking for as a client back in the day.

    I am very proud of our work and of our team for living up to our clients’ expectations and to the standards I have set.

    To all NOMADS; NEVER STAND STILL

    That will always define us as a hard working, creative and passionate team.

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  • Mandy Chan
    Mandy Chan Head of Events

    With over 10 years of experience in Hospitality and Event Management, Mandy currently runs the Events & Projects Department.

    During her tenure at NOMAD, Mandy has delivered a plethora of events, including conferences, product launches, test drives, training events, activations and road shows across six different countries. She truly believes that creativity and passion are the key ingredients to successful events.

    Originally from Malaysia, Mandy has lived in Japan, the UK, and the USA. Dubai has been the longest stop for Mandy as she’s resided here for the last nine years. A retired gymnast, she likes to stay active with yoga, training in the gym and by taking various dance classes. She loves travelling and wants to go to Antarctica one day.

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  • Praveen Bhaskaran
    Praveen Bhaskaran Head of Finance & Administration
    Praveen's favourite quote is in Sanskrit “Lokah Samastah Sughino Bhavantu”. Translated, it means "May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that, freedom for all."

    Praveen is a skilled Accounts and Finance professional with over 24 years of experience in a diverse number of industries. Praveen is a perfectionist when it comes to his work and specialises in accounting and financial records, cash and fund flow management and internal audits.

    Originally from India, Praveen has been living in Dubai for the past 17 years. In his free time, he likes to watch movies, travel and daydream.

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  • Hamza Zaid
    Hamza Zaid Senior Operations Manager
    He lives by the quote: “A practical thinker always finds ways to surpass challenges”.

    Hamza is an adventurous, off-roading, automotive enthusiast and event professional with over ten years of experience in the Middle East. He specialises in crafting and building automotive obstacle tracks, mapping and conducting test drives and executing roadshows.

    In his current role as Senior Operations Manager, Hamza has delivered projects for more than 37 automotive and corporate brands across the GCC and in Europe.

    A well-travelled Kenyan, Hamza has lived in Dubai since 2003, and watched the city transform into a metropolis.

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  • Mayank Mishra
    Mayank Mishra Senior Production Coordinator
    He loves that his job allows him to be part of a team that can truly say, "We sell dreams every day, but we not only sell them, we make them come true."

    Mayank’s career started with a bang when he helped realise the dreams of thousands of athletes worldwide under the umbrella of the Open and Closing Ceremonies at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games. That experience signalled that he was in the right industry and he continued his career by working with some of the best global brands in India and Dubai over the next six years.

    Mayank’s extensive experience in the events industry has seen him specialise in areas including client relations, pyrotechnics, event production, stage management and acting as a show caller.

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  • Tim Lobo
    Tim Lobo Commercial Manager

    To his role as a Commercial Manager, Tim Lobo brings over nine year of experience in the logistics industry and a further six years of experience in the event field.

    With the logistics industry he has worked with some of the biggest distribution companies such as TNT, UPS, DPD and Aramex, adding to his extensive wealth of knowledge in business development and the local market.

    Born in Mumbai, India, he moved to Dubai with his parents in the early 80’s and has been living in the UAE for the past 32 years. His passions in life include art, photography, food, horticulture, collecting vinyl and his two-year-old son.

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  • Michael Sebastine Fernandes
    Michael Sebastine Fernandes Operational Excellence & Contracting Manager

    Originally from India, Michael has over three decades of comprehensive and cross-cultural experience. He formulates strategic plans and directs business operations for leading travel and destination management organisations in India and the UAE.

    As an achievement-driven and high-performance professional, Michael prides himself on his focus on top and bottom line performance, cost control and achieving the highest levels of customer service.
    Originally from India, Michael has over three decades of comprehensive and cross-cultural experience. He formulates strategic plans and directs business operations for leading travel and destination management organisations in India and the UAE.

    As an achievement-driven and high-performance professional, Michael prides himself on his focus on top and bottom line performance, cost control and achieving the highest levels of customer service.

    He has hands-on experience across all aspects of the business world, including start-ups, turnarounds, expansions and diversifications. At NOMAD he excels at acquiring and developing contracts and forming strategic alliances with leading hotel partners, and acquiring excellent credit facilities, which helps him achieve higher revenue growth.

    Michael is a true people person and loves arranging social events, cooking, listening to music and DJ’ing.

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  • Niharika Singh
    Niharika Singh Senior Events Coordinator

    Niharika Singh is a Senior Events Coordinator with over six years of experience in the events industry where she specialises in event planning, direction and content management.

    Niharika started her events career in 2010 in the fashion sector where she worked with some of India’s leading fashion designers. She then moved on to corporate events before joining NOMAD in 2014. Nihakira has worked with some of the world’s largest brands, including: Mercedes Benz, DLF India, amfAR, MINI, KIA, L’Oréal, LG, HERO and Samsung.

    Niharika loves reading in her leisure time. Hailing from India, her immense love for cricket is pretty obvious. She is also a big time movie buff and loves listening to music.

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  • Paulina Zdobylak
    Paulina Zdobylak Events Coordinator

    Originally from Germany and Poland, Paulina Zdobylak is an event professional with more than seven years’ experience in the MICE, hospitality and event management fields. She has handled corporate incentive events, government meetings, leisure trips, product trainings, seminars, and fam trips in more than seven countries.

    Paulina joined NOMAD over a year and a half ago. The best part of her job is event conceptualisation, coordination and production but her forte lies in organising GCC-based product roadshows and activations, creating engaging event activities and handling international corporate incentive programmes.

    Inspired by her grandfather, Paulina is a globetrotter who loves to seek out abandoned locales and hidden gems on her travels – she is currently obsessed with India and everything Indian.

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  • Rael Edward Perrins
    Rael Edward Perrins Events Coordinator
    "There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living" - Nelson Mandela

    With a background in Public Relations and Fit Out, Rael is one of NOMAD’s top Event Coordinators.

    Originally from South Africa, Rael brings over eleven years of management experience to his role having worked in the field in both South Africa and the UAE.

    A true NOMAD, Rael is a passionate traveller, which helps him adapt to the ever-versatile events industry and the cosmopolitan hub that is Dubai.

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  • Vicki Matheson
    Vicki Matheson Events Coordinator
    As the late, great Mohammad Ali said "He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life".

    Originally from Scotland, Vicki brings a unique combination of creativity and attention to detail to the NOMAD Events Team. With degrees in Marketing and Education, and an enviable amount of experience across the Sports, Aerospace and Consumer sectors, she has a wealth of events knowledge and know-how.

    Also a passionate sportswoman, Vicki competes in an array of events across the UAE whilst raising funds for charities across the local and international community. Her most notable achievement was winning the Emirates Towers Vertical Marathon.

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  • Atif Rauf Hamid Rauf
    Atif Rauf Hamid Rauf Purchasing Coordinator
    His favourite quote is, “Treat others the way you would want to be treated.”

    Atif Rauf, originally from India, has more than 10 years of experience in Marketing, Finance and Procurement. Since his move to Dubai five years ago, he has worked as a Procurement Specialist for Trading, Production and Event Management Companies. He now holds the title of Purchasing Coordinator in NOMAD Events Production Department.

    Atif prides himself on his ability to be flexible and adaptable in both his private and professional life. His goal is to be remembered by everyone he meets or works with.

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  • Denny John
    Denny John Production Coordinator
    His favourite quote is: "Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it” by Greg Anderson.

    Denny is an Engineer by profession and has been working in the events industry for six years organising concerts, gala dinners , road shows and exhibitions.. He has been lucky enough to work in four different continents on various projects.

    Originally from India, Denny has been living in the UAE for most of his life. He has a very adventurous soul and would pick camping on a mountain or jumping off a plane any day over going clubbing or staying indoors.

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  • Haleema Desai
    Haleema Desai Purchasing Coordinator

    Purchasing Coordinator, Haleema, holds an MBA in Marketing and has over six years of experience in the exhibition industry. Throughout her career, she has handled a variety of international corporate events, exhibitions and conferences of all sizes and formats across a multitude of industries.

    Originally from Pakistan and having lived in the UAE for more than 10 years, she is well versed in the dynamics of the region – especially its multicultural diversity and the unique challenges faced by exhibition industry.

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  • Vinu Vincent
    Vinu Vincent Accountant

    A seasoned Finance Professional, Vinu holds an MBA Finance degree, and has almost three years of experience managing all levels of accounting. He currently oversees all aspects of NOMAD’s financial output including: accounts receivable, payroll, bank reconciliation and financial reports.

    Originally from India, Vinu decided it was time to spread his wings and jetted off to Dubai in 2015 to explore the world and brave the weather.

    Vinu enjoys working with a broad mix of clients and industries and takes pleasure in being able to assist clients in improving their financial position, and steering their business in a profitable direction.

    Away from the office, Vinu loves driving, football, entertaining and being entertained – he is at his happiest amongst family and friends eating, drinking and being merry! He dreams of one day travelling around the world with his family but for the time being he is happy travelling to one country at a time.

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  • Shahul Hameed
    Shahul Hameed Senior Accountant

    Long-time Dubai resident Shahul is an accounts and finance professional with over thirteen years of experience in the GCC.

    He specialises in Financial Management and brings to NOMAD a wealth of excellent accounting skills. Over the years he’s developed innovative procedures, service standards and operational policies to help the company run smoothly and efficiently. Shahul prides himself on his interpersonal and problem solving skills – along with his ability to work under pressure and in a multicultural environment.

    On the weekend, Shahul indulges in his passion for all things sports. He is an avid sportsman –having played badminton at college level, and Cricket at senior level grade at University.

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  • Abdul Halday
    Abdul Halday HR and Recruitment Officer

    With a comprehensive legal and recruitment background, Abdul brings a level of expertise to his role as recruiter for NOMAD. An additional bonus is his client-relations experience and his keen eye for compliance policies.

    A British national, Abdul has been in Dubai for four years. In his free time, he pursues his passions, fitness, contact sports, hyper cars and mixed martial arts.

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  • Padassery Chandrasekharan (Chandu)
    Padassery Chandrasekharan (Chandu) Operations Coordinator

    Chandu is an Operations Coordinator extraordinaire. With over 25 years of work experience under his belt, Chandu specialises in events set up, conducting test drives and building up bespoke desert camp sites.

    Originally from India, Chandu has lived in Dubai for 31 years. In his free time, he loves cycling, biking and off-road camping.

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  • Jobin Kuruvilla
    Jobin Kuruvilla Warehouse & Operations Coordinator

    Jobin is a Warehouse & Inventory management specialist with seven years of experience in the UAE and Australia. He holds a Master’s Degree in Strategic Management from the University of Wollongong Australia.

    Originally from India, Jobin has lived in Dubai for the past one and half years. He loves exploring new places and trying new cuisines.

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  • Rey Francis T. Morante
    Rey Francis T. Morante Production Coordinator/CAD Designer

    Rey Francis is NOMAD’s resident Visual Artist and 3D Design Professional. He studied Web Design, Web Animation, Fine Arts, and holds a BSc in Information Management. At NOMAD, he hones his skills in 3D Studio Max, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Autodesk AutoCAD and creating elaborate freehand illustrations and paintings.

    Art is truly Ray’s passion and he dreamed of working in the animation field when he was growing up. Away from work, he likes painting, sketching, tattooing, sculpting and all things film related.

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  • Fahad Ali
    Fahad Ali 3D Designer

    Fahad Ali is a 3D Designer with eleven years of experience in the interiors, exhibitions and events industries.

    A man of many talents, Fahad’s expertise lies in 3D Studio Max, 3D Modelling and Designing, Texturing, Rendering and Advanced Lighting.

    Originally from Pakistan, Fahad is an avid gamer who has lived in Dubai for the past year. He is currently addicted to the online battle arena game, Dota.

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  • Nasser Amour
    Nasser Amour PR Officer

    Originally from Tanzania, Nasser has been living in Dubai for the past 35 years. As PR Officer, he is responsible for processing employee visas, coordinating medical checks and renewing and applying for visas.

    As an avid sportsman, he passionately follows the Real Madrid team. Nasser’s favourite comes from the infamous football legend, Christiano Ronaldo, "Don't let small obstacles get in the way of being victorious. Remember you are stronger than the challenges you face".

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  • Noémie Marion
    Noémie Marion Assistant Events Coordinator

    Assistant Events Coordinator, Noémie Marion is a Hospitality Management graduate with over three years of experience in the hospitality and events industry. A self-described ‘responsible, multi-tasker,’ she excels in guest relations, engagement activities, event logistics, and travel coordination.

    Noémie was born a globetrotter, and has lived in Belgium, the Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Africa. Her nomadic lifestyle has given her a passion for travelling and meeting new people, and most importantly has helped her adjust quickly to different lifestyles.

    Noémie has lived in Dubai for the past year where she is currently completing her Masters in Hospitality Management.

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  • Rashid Baluch
    Rashid Baluch Sales Officer

    Passionate, energetic, extroverted and friendly, Rashid has boundless enthusiasm for events and brings positivity to everything he does. The resident crash test dummy with a brain, it’s always fun to have him about.

    With a diverse background, including Applied Biochemistry, Engineering, Events Field Operations, and Sales, Rashid excels at team building, creativity and being the MC for events.

    Rashid is Kenyan and has been living in Dubai for eight years. He is an avid reader of fantasy fiction, a gaming enthusiast and a practitioner of a handful of martial arts.

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