Gilbert Rustom is a Special Advisor for AccountAbility working within the Middle East region.
Gilbert brings an entrepreneurial spirit and client focus to AccountAbility along with significant CR consulting experience. As an independent contractor he previously partnered with AccountAbility to establish the first CSR Index in Saudi Arabia. As part of that initiative, Gilbert worked with nearly 250 major companies in the Kingdom assessing their CR efforts.
Gilbert is also the founder and managing partner of BlindSpot Communication, a brand and marketing consultancy based in Saudi Arabia.
Previously, he served as Managing Director of Ogilvy & Mather’s office in Riyadh where he substantially increased O&M’s revenue and organizational footprint in just two years. Earlier in his career, he worked in television production and in broadcasting, as an on-camera sportscaster on Lebanese TV.
Gilbert graduated from Notre Dame University in Lebanon with a BA in Marketing and Communication. He received an executive MBA from the American University in Beirut.
Outside of work, Gilbert is a proud husband and father. When not enjoying time with his family, Gilbert rides Harley-Davidson motorcycles. He is multi-lingual with fluency in Arabic, English and French.