Updated 11 September 2023

6 Middle Eastern global brand ambassadors

6 Middle Eastern global brand ambassadors

International brands, including Dior and Yves Saint Laurent, are tapping Middle Eastern actors and models to be their ambassadors and front their campaigns. 

  • Ahmed Malek 

    The Egyptian actor was announced as Dior’s Middle East fashion and fragrance ambassador. The Cairo-born star is also the ambassador for French luxury label Cartier.   

  • Yusra Mardini  

    The Syrian Olympic swimmer is the Swiss watch brand Oris’s ambassador. She recently represented the brand at the fourth annual Geneva Watch Days fair, which took place earlier this month. 

  • Bella Hadid  

    The US Dutch Palestinian model teamed up with British beauty brand Charlotte Tilbury in June and has already starred in the label’s campaign for the Airbrush Flawless Lip Blur, a hydrating matte liquid lipstick. 

  • Yara Shahidi  

    Dior named the part-Middle Eastern star as a global ambassador in 2022. The actress is the face of its fashion and cosmetics lines. 

  • Loli Bahia

    The French Algerian model is one of Yves Saint Laurent Beauty’s brand ambassadors. She starred in a campaign to promote brand’s Slim Matte lipstick. 

  • Ascia Al-Faraj  

    The US Kuwaiti influencer and entrepreneur signed with Global athletic label New Balance in 2021. She was the first female representative from the region to sign for the brand.