Chief Digital Officer | DC
Zain Habboo is Chief Digital Officer at Fenton. She brings with her 20 years of creative, diplomatic and social impact experience from her prior work at National Geographic and the United Nations Foundation. Before joining Fenton, Zain was Senior Director of digital and multimedia strategy at the UN Foundation, where she coordinated digital, video, photo, and mobile strategies across the organization.
During her time at the UN Foundation, there were many groundbreaking accomplishments, including viral memes (the #unselfie) and social media innovations (#Instacorps), as well as global convergences such as the Social Good Summit, digital surge days, and much more.
Zain won several accolades from PR News: for her social media team and Instagram communications in 2016, and digital PR team of the year in 2014 and 2001. She was also awarded a New York Women in Communications honor in 2014 and a SABRE award for #GivingTuesday in 2014.
Zain was born in Iraq, raised in Jordan, and educated in the U.K., and brings a much-valued global approach and cultural understanding to her work. Zain serves on the Scientific Advisory Committee for Pediatric Oncology Research at Children’s Hospital in Washington D.C. and also serves as a board member at the Starlight Foundation, the Yume Foundation and the Petra National Foundation. Zain was recently added to the UN Foundation’s “Girl Up” campaign’s Advisory Committee. Zain is fluent in Arabic and has worked with organizations around the world on issues ranging from girls’ and women’s empowerment to climate change.