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Careers in advertising are fast paced and exciting. Read about our mentors in this field if this career filed is of interest to you! Our mentors will also guide you on project-based internships if you are a student. If you are a young professional learn how to grow in this career and benefit from the experience of our mentors who are happy to coach you for careers in advertising.

A glipmse of the mentor panel

  • Mentor

    Marc Karschies 
    CXO-Management, Customer Experience
    Government and Banking
    20+ years

  • Mentor

    Nikoy Valentinov
    Human Resources
    20+ years

  • Mentor

    Milli Stevenson
    Human Resources
    20 years

  • Mentor

    Katerina Kalantzi
    Talent Management
    Consulting, Banking
    20 years

  • Mentor

    Valentina Pignotti
    Business Development
    Management, Investment
    15 Years

  • Mentor

    Santesh Rao
    Creative Industry
    Media and advertising
    20+ Years

  • Mentor

    Jasmine Cattai Paladin
    Transactions and Corporate Finance
    15+ years

One session will entitle you for following:

✓ One 60 minutes e-meeting with Industry Mentor

✓ Follow-up Email conversation with Mentor for a month

✓ Access to Career Talk Webinar

✓ Access to Career Mentor Library

✓ Access to Career mentor Magazine

✓ *Career Analysis Psychometric test

✓ Connection with Peers in the your career field

*Test cost is additional

About our mentors

Our mentors in this field have held roles of chief creative officer and partner and have worked in industries such as advertising, marketing, communication, and brand strategy over the past 23 years. They have worked for companies such as Toyota, Honda, IKEA, Marks & Spencer, Toys R Us, Volvo, Mazda, and Ajmal Perfumes. They carry the extensive experience of working with some of the leading advertising agencies, and their creative work has been published and awarded at leading ad shows.

From becoming some of the youngest executive creative directors across the Middle East, our mentors have worked across more than 300 brands and have rich experience across many industries and all facets of creative advertising for print, radio, film, outdoor, digital, and social media. They have led and mentored many creative teams, some with over 50 members.

Our mentors have impressive academic and professional backgrounds, coming from the London School of Economics, Yorkshire Asian Business Association, London Business School, California Institute of Integral Studies, University of Surrey, University of Sofia, University of Roma Tre, and Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, University of Manchester, Emlyon Business School to name a few.

We aim to provide mentors who can showcase optimal work-life balance. They may surprise you with the leisure activities they engage in, such as studies in gender politics, literary and music festivals, and allied qualifications you can build during your studies so you are absolutely prepared for work-life balance.

Our mentors have exposure to various industries, including telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, retail, banking, financial services, aviation, hospitality, information technology, oil and gas, healthcare, trading, software services, government sectors and higher education, and they come from various parts of the world, such as Europe, the Gulf Coast, and the US, specifically countries like Australia, Bulgaria, Germany, England, Rome, and India.

Does this sound good to you? It does to us. We want you to have these experiences, and it’s easy!