Mohammad Hijazi is a leading communications consultant, trainer and digital strategist. He is a pioneer in digital marketing; he was one of the earliest to educate businesses on the importance of digital in Lebanon and the region. Certified from the US Department of State and Google, he consulted for international organizations including the European Union (EU), United Nations (UN), British Council, British Embassies, World Economic Forum, Leo Burnett and 100+ clients across different fields and countries. His expertise includes creating & implementing marketing strategies, business training, influencer and public relations, copy-writing, translation, and project management. His portfolio includes more than 100 events that he led or organized.
Aside from his professional career, Hijazi spends his free time working with international NGOs. Hijazi serves as the International Vice President for Africa & the Middle East of JCI (Junior Chamber International, a 105-year-old UN-partner that promotes positive impact through youth empowerment) and was a Global Shaper for the Beirut Hub (an initiative by the World Economic Forum). He is passionate about working on two UN Sustainable Development Goals: Quality Education and Decent Work & Economic Growth.
Hijazi also founded the Online Collaborative, a non-profit initiative that aims to promote awareness about technology & social media and is the organizing entity of The Social Media Awards MENA. In addition, he was the Editor in Chief of Cloud961, a print and online magazine that is dedicated to the online community in Lebanon and discusses digital and social media topics from the region.
Hijazi was named the Social Media Consultant of Lebanon by ECONEWS and was nominated for the MENA Best Social Media Trainer Award by Social Media Club in Bahrain. Hijazi co-authored a 2017 McGraw-Hill university textbook entitled “Contemporary Management" that is taught in universities across the Middle East.
Hijazi graduated from the American University of Beirut (AUB) with degrees in biology and marketing.