Nada Abi Saleh: ‘I am one and several’
Posted on 2020 Jun,15

we are granted an Up ‘n Close’ glimpse into the mind and heart of Leo Burnett’s MD, Nada Abi Saleh, who says has stopped dreaming, fear nothing and just want to break free… or better meet Brad Pitt on a 7-hour flight.

What is your greatest extravagance?
Who needs extravagance when we already live on a roller coaster?

What’s your motto in life?
Keep walking.

What keeps you in the game?
The thrill of making a difference every single day.

What keeps you up at night?

What quality do you most look up to in a man?
The smile of Brad Pitt.

Who would you like to sit next to on a seven-hour flight?
Brad Pitt.

If you could have dinner with someone, living or dead, who would it be?
Brad Pitt.

If you were to be reincarnated, what would you like to come back as?

A (wild) cat.

If you were to change profession, what would you choose to do?
Produce/ direct movies, plays and musicals.

What business tip would you give the newbies?
Think like a Millenial. Act like a wise man/woman.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
A sum of little and big joys.

What would you do if you won the lottery?
Start all over again.

What is the one word you catch yourself saying too often?

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
Somewhere in the cosmos.



I am... one and several.
I like… living dangerously.
I want... to break free.
I have... high cravings at 2 o’clock in the morning.
I wish... I could.
I hate... cockroaches.
I fear... religious extremism and intolerance.
I Google... videos of cats.
I wonder... how drastic will the haircut be.
I regret... nothing.
I love... playing around.
I need... my daily dose of Farixtube.
If I ruled the world... not interested.
I dream… of nothing.

My Favourite…

Dream Destination: The Nile - Upper Egypt
Restaurant: Terrace of old Cataract hotel - Aswan

Hotel: Al Moudira hotel - Louxor
Meal: My 6 o’clock Nescafe-no sugar- no milk- with-2-diet-cookies-every-single-day
Quote: I don’t like quotes
Book: It’s complicated
Movie: Mort a Venise - Luchino Visconti

Flower: I like trees
Animal: Abyssianian cat
Poet: Jaques Brel
Music/band: Johan Sebastian Bach
Painter: Marc Chagall
Heroes: Jack Bauer- 24 Hours