Gambit Communications has appointed Showkat Rather in its first-ever dedicated Sustainability & ESG comms role, as it further reinforces its green credentials in the burgeoning market for environmental comms expertise.
Showkat brings 15 years of experience in sustainability-related communications and an in-depth understanding of climate change and the green ecosystem to his role at Gambit. He was previously a communications specialist at the International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), a Senior Media and Communications Officer at ICRISAT, a member of the French-based CGIAR - the world's biggest agricultural research network, and an Assistant Media Advisor at the US Department of State, at the US Consulate General in Hyderabad, India.
The Dubai-born independent communications agency is an award-winner in ESG comms for campaigns across a wide range of its ESG-focused clients such as Veolia, Sharjah Sustainable City, BBC Earth, Acer, and Porsche.
Jamal Almawed, Gambit Communications’ Founder and Managing Director said: “There is no question that sustainability is one of the most important focal points for brands across the world right now, and major events from EXPO 2020 to COP27 and COP28 are bringing a global focus to this topic in our region. One of our core agency philosophies is ‘one move ahead' and we believe that this type of expertise in the team allows our clients to remain one move ahead in their communications.”
Gambit Communications are currently triple ‘Agency of the Year' title holders, having been named Medium Agency of the Year at the 2022 PRCA Regional Awards, and Homegrown Agency of the Year and Small Agency of the Year at the 2021 Middle East Public Relations Association (MEPRA) Awards in the past 12 months. They are shortlisted for 38 awards at the upcoming 2022 MEPRA Awards next month including Large Agency of the Year.