For the past 20 years, Ghana-based Lebanese marketing expert Ali Jihami has played the role as a marketing and sales manager for local and export sales for Ghana’s leading cosmetic company Ghandour Cosmetics Ltd. He is married with two kids.
He has four sisters and hails from Tyre, Lebanon but he grew up in Ivory Coast and moved to Ghana in 2001. Since moving to Ghana, he has developed strong love and affinity for the Ghanaian culture. The overwhelming kindness and welcoming spirit of the Ghanaian people are very positive highlights.
He aspires to grow his own brand and to become a renowned entrepreneur and a subject matter expert on marketing and sales expert. Jihami has grown business of his current employers by initiating and successfully executing full 360 marketing campaigns across Africa. He has succeeded in expanding beyond the national borders into Burkina Faso, Mali, Togo, Benin, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Niger, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Senegal, The Gambia, Mozambique, Guinea Conakry, Guinea Bissau, DRC and other African countries.
Some other key career successes include negotiating and signing big name celebrity brand ambassadors. Ali Jihami has to his credit of negotiating and signing of African greats like Omotola Jelade, John Dumelo, Yvonne Okoro, Nelson, Kalybos, Sika Osei and among others. With over 20years of experience in the personal care and beauty industry, he is a lead member of the team that launched the first luxury fragrance in Africa; Scent Of Africa.
Designing winning strategies to penetrate the luxury perfume sales channels i.e. Duty Free shops and luxury perfume sales outlets across Africa. Scent Of Africa is noted to be the first African luxury fragrance for both men and women. With his brilliant business ideas and over whelming experience, he negotiated and signed Nigerian super model Oluchi Orlandi as brand ambassador for the luxury fragrance Scent Of Africa.
Currently, Ali Jihami works as the marketing and sales manager for Ghandour Cosmetics Ltd. The company has been providing a superior range of skin and hair care products in West Africa for the past fifteen years and is looking to expand further in other West African countries by bringing the best of international trends and developments to West Africa.
Ali is inspired by simplicity and beauty of nature. When he has free time on his hand he enjoys relaxing at the beach, going fishing and hiking.
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