Mr. Ali Sabkar
Digital Marketing &
Ali SABKAR is the Founder & President of Social Media Club MENA/Bahrain who was the first to lead the social media activities & events in Bahrain. He is the Founder of the largest virtual Marketing Network for individuals & organizations involved in Marketing in Bahrain & GCC with a community of over 4,000 members.
SABKAR has over 20 years of experience in Marketing, Media, PR, Branding, Production & Digital Media as he started his marketing agency in the 90s. He founded eCommerce Projects Company leading the development of more than 300 corporate websites in Bahrain, Kuwait & KSA.
Sabkar established the Social Media Blog www.eHulool.com; leading +60 International & Regional Social Media Experts publishing digital media latest trends, news & articles.
He was appointed as the eMarketing Project Manager of Zain Bahrain in 2007 to lead the e-initiatives and to establish the eMarketing functions as well as managing the most engaged telecom Social Media Channels in Bahrain.
Ali SABKAR is an eMarketing Expert & Speaker of Making The Most Out of eMarketing for Organizations. He has spoken at many conferences in the Middle East and more than 10,000s participants attended his training workshops in Bahrain & the region.
Ali SABKAR has great experience in NGOs. He is a co-founder of Bahrain Society for Giftedness & Creativity (BSGC), a Board Director for 3 years at Bahrain Internet Society (BIS) and a member of Bahrain Society for Strategic Planning (BSSP).
Sabkar is a co-author of a published book “ WHY MARKETING Middle East” with 2 well known international internet marketing experts; it is The Revolutionary Strategy to Attract Ideal Customers.
Sabkar won Bahrain Youth eMarketing Award in 2010 & Best Use of Social Media Award – Middle East Internet Awards in 2011. He was selected as Youth of the Month June 2012 by leading youth eNewspaper YSBNews.com.
Ali Sabkar won outstanding two awards in 2015, locally been awarded as the 2015 Best Social Media Professional by Alkhaldiya Youth Society in Bahrain & internationally awarded as Best 50 Asia most influential digital media professional at the mobile & digital marketing summit in India.
Sabkar was chosen as the Unisco Social Media Chair Lecturer at Imam University in KSA in 2014.
Ali Sabkar led the 2nd Bahrain Social Media Awards as the Chairman of the Jury Panel in Dec. 2013. He launched the Best MENA Social Media Trainers Award in 2015 and chaired the award committee.
Ali Sabkar is been ranked among Top100Arabs.com as per Klout.com social media measurement.
Sabkar was appointed as Board of Director at Social Media Club USA in the capacity of Global New Chapter Management Director as first non-USA citizen at the Global Board 2014-2017 and this year he was elected as C0-CHAIR of Global Social Media Club as first non-USA Citizen to lead the biggest social media professional’s organization.
Ali Sabkar was appointed by DM3 Institute UAE & DMi Group Ireland to be the first certified Bahraini instructor at the Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing in Bahrain.
Ali Sabkar brought National Institute for Social Media Certifications to the Middle East kicking off the International Social Media Strategist Certification Program in Bahrain.
Ali Sabkar worked with many organizations developing the Social Media Strategies and trained the Social Media Team to implement the strategies & lead the Social Media Channels; such as: Ithmaar Bank, Legend PAPI, Social Media Club MENA, Bahrain Quality Authority BQA, Ministry of Youth & Sports, Economic Development of Bahrain EDB, Bahrain Institute for Political Development BIPD, Zain Bahrain, Ministry of Information Affairs and many more.