Facebook opens first Middle East and North Africa office

Facebook announced today the opening of its first Middle East and North Africa sales office. Based in Dubai, Facebook’s MENA team will work with brands across the region to help them harness the power of the world’s largest social network.

At a media launch event, Joanna Shields, Facebook’s Vice President and Managing Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa, welcomed the announcement: “The opening of Facebook’s Dubai office – our first in the Middle East – marks an important milestone for us and our local partners.

“In an open and connected world, more and more companies are realizing that Facebook is the place where they can build strong connections with their customers. We are here to share our experience and learn from the many talented, creative people in this part of the globe.”

Facebook’s office is situated in Dubai Internet City, the Middle East’s largest technology business park.

Operations will be led by Jonathan Labin, Head of Global Marketing Solutions, Middle East and North Africa at Facebook. Mr Labin said: “I am thrilled to be leading the team in Dubai. We already have strong partners in the region that are using Facebook in innovative ways to achieve real results. I look forward to working with many more businesses to help them extend their reach and realize the power of social.”

About Facebook
Facebook is a global social network with 901 million monthly active users.More than 500 million monthly active users connect to Facebook through mobile devices. An average of 3.2 billion Likes and Comments were generated by Facebook users per day during the first quarter of 2012. There were more than 42 million Pages with ten or more Likes at the end of March 2012.

Facebook is available in more than 70 languages. The company is listed on the US NASDAQ stock exchange. Symbol: FB.

For further company information go to: http://newsroom.fb.com

Media contact:
Renno Communications Group
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 4278687

Source: Zawya.Com – Press Release – 30 May 2012

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