Hussein Freijeh

Hussein Freijeh

Webit Speaker, Managing Director of Yahoo Middle East, Africa, and Turkey

Hussein Freijeh is the Managing Director of Yahoo Middle East, Africa, and Turkey,, leading the commercial and managerial aspects of the business in the Middle East and Africa region. 

Before Yahoo acquired Maktoob in 2009, and during his tenure at Maktoob, Hussein was instrumental in establishing the startup’s renowned sales portfolio to grow the Maktoob Sales Operations into the forefront of media companies in advertising spend and market share.

At Yahoo Maktoob, Hussein has been a driving force behind the company’s market leadership in digital advertising and the introduction of innovative products that bring the best in digital technology, creativity, and measurement to advertisers in the Middle East. He is one of the key industry players driving the shift to digital and contributing to the growth of the Internet advertising market across the region.  

With over 10 years of sales and media experience, Hussein is a frequent speaker and panelist.  He holds a BSc in Computer Science from the Lebanese American University.