Global Meets Local – Top 50 Executives Regional Executives Heading International Companies
Rank: #19

Ramez Shehadi

Sector: Technology
Company: Facebook
Designation: President and General Manager, MENA and Pakistan
Nationality: Labanese – Canadian
Headquarters: United States
Local Headquarters: U.A.E.
Shehadi oversees the commercial growth and impact of Facebook and its portfolio of apps, services, and other businesses across the region, including Instagram and WhatsApp. In 2020 Facebook launched the #LoveLocal initiative, which provided SME business owners across MENA with access to a training hub. It also launched Facebook Shops in the U.A.E. In 2018 Shehadi completed a 30-day 500km charity hiking expedition from the southern tip of Lebanon to the northern tip to raise funds for the trail’s preservation.