Ms. Makdissi has over 20 years of experience as Communication Expert with international communication agencies, covering marketing, advertising and event management; working for major brands on worldwide markets, international and bilateral development agencies, national governments and local authorities – in the Mediterranean, Europe and North America regions. She holds a master’s degree in Communication and Advertising and an MBA in Management.
Ms. Makdissi has developed strong experience in the international cooperation context. For the past 10 years, she acted as Key Expert in EU funded projects such as CES-MED and SUDEP, implemented in the ENPI South countries, where she was in charge of developing and implementing the projects’ Communication and Awareness Raising Strategies, technical components and EU-visibility guidelines.
Ms. Makdissi has been involved in designing and implementing communication tailored actions for central and local government authorities, planning and conducting regular field missions, workshops, specialized trainings, participatory campaigns and events in several municipalities and cities, actively supporting Awareness Raising for civil society and institutions alike.
She is an Arabic and French native speaker and perfectly fluent in English.