Hanover launches Middle East office in Dubai

Hanover launched its Middle East office today, which is headquartered in Dubai.

Jonty Summers

The launch follows Hanover’s recent appointment as communication advisors on a number of projects in the UAE. Managing director Jonty Summers will lead this next phase of the consultancy’s international expansion, which follows the launch of its Dublin office in January.

Hanover Middle East will provide strategic communications services to businesses in the region and to GCC clients requiring EMEA market access. The practice will focus on leadership advisory, strategic counsel, crisis and issues management and creative content development.

The agency’s advisory presence is supported by special adviser, Sir Ronnie Flanagan, former Chief Inspector of Her Majesty’s Constabulary for the UK, who is currently based in the United Arab Emirates.

Summers said: “Hanover’s ability to provide regional businesses and their leaders with specialist corporate communications and strategic public affairs intelligence and counsel to help them navigate complex challenges of regional and international business is unparalleled.”

Charles Lewington, chief executive of Hanover Group, said: “As Dubai grows in standing as a global centre for business, organisations increasingly require specialist advisers who can support them in protecting their reputations and promoting their market proposition as they take advantage of the cross-border market dynamics that characterise the modern world of business.”

Lewington added: “Jonty Summers is a natural fit with Hanover’s entrepreneurial flair. He is a superb client advisor and has a proven track record of building out regional offices, having previously established another European consultancy in the UAE before joining Edelman.”

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