Suhaila Suhimi Hobba

Suhaila Suhimi  Hobba

Suhaila Suhimi Hobba

Global Head of Agency Development

As Global Head of Agency Development, Suhaila is responsible for AOL’s strategic business development in driving agency revenue in content and technology partnerships at a local, national and global scale. She is an 18-year industry veteran and strategic thought leader in the digital media, programmatic and content space.

Before joining the AOL team in 2014, Suhaila served as EVP, Managing Director, Investment at Initiative Worldwide. There, she was responsible for managing cross-media investment on behalf of the agency’s roster of Fortune 500 clients, all while leading the strategy and implementation of all media initiatives. Prior to her time at Initiative, she served multiple leadership and executive roles within companies of the likes of MediaVest, MediaCom and OMD.

Suhaila received her M.S. in Mass Communications from Boston University and received her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is an avid traveler, having visited 45 U.S. States and 55 countries around the world. In her spare time, she volunteers at “Reading to Kids” in Los Angeles, a grassroots organization dedicated to inspiring underserved children with a love of reading.