Biography

As a senior corporate communications professional, Gilbert brings over 25 years of experience in government public affairs, business to business, community relations, advertising and PR, economic development, special events marketing, television entertainment and banking. His previous roles include senior positions held at the Walt Disney Company, Dubai International Financial Centre, Starbucks and CA Technologies. With an extensive wealth of global communications practice, Gilbert has worked in many parts of the world launching global intensive communications campaigns and managing sophisticated budgets to promote companies in multiple markets and across different time zones.  

Expertise

> Issue Management and Issue Formulation

> Strategic Digital Communications and Planning

> Public Speaking and Spokesperson Training

> Corporate Identity and Reputation Management

> Crisis Communications and Brand Management

> Media and Public Relations

> Media Coverage Analysis

> Event Management and Coordination

> Social Media and Storytelling

> Website and Content Development 

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Achievements - To Name a Few

> Orchestrated the global transformation communications and revitalized communication processes for CA Technology's Technical Support Employee and External Communications Department in New York, USA, and Ottawa, Canada.

> Established and directed the Corporate Communications Department at Disney Channel - Middle East (Walt Disney Television International) in Dubai, UAE.

> Pioneered Walt Disney's inaugural bilingual English/Arabic Disney Channel website - www.disneyme.com.

> Restructured the Corporate Communications Department at Dubai International Financial Centre, overseeing global PR activities.

> Formulated strategy, tactical plans, and coordinated an international program for the 2003 global launch of DIFC, Dubai.