Simon Bowthorpe - Obituary

Simon Bowthorpe - Obituary

Simon Bowthorpe - Obituary

All of us at WOO are extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Simon Bowthorpe, International Strategy Director at Dooha Media, who fought and ultimately lost, his battle with cancer last week.

Simon began his career working at Grey Advertising and Young & Rubicam.
In 1993, he founded talent agency Creative Management Group and at the end of 1994 founded Mediaplus, the first European media agency that allowed clients to buy advertising space with their own goods and services before ultimately taking on his role at Dooha Media.

Previously he was the Managing Director of UM and FP7/McCann in Qatar and Kuwait and the Global CMO of M&C Saatchi Sponsorship.

As well as a seasoned media professional, Simon was a high level equestrian and a championship Spanish dressage rider, winning silver medals at the Madrid finals in 2002 and 2003

The attached picture is from the WOO MENA Forum, held in February 2023 when Simon chaired a discussion for us about the media activity around the recently held FIFA World Cup in QATAR

Our sincere condolences go to Simon's family, his Dooha Media colleagues and all who knew him.

Mark Flys