Global strategic advisory network H/Advisors has launched its offering in the Middle East, working in close partnership with parent company Havas.
H/Advisors provides best-in-class advice and PR support across a wide range of business challenges, whether building a sustainability strategy, preparing for a financial transaction, promoting a corporate profile, managing regulatory change, navigating a crisis situation, or inspiring employees.
H/Advisors and Havas Middle East – with its team of over 200 people based across Riyadh, Dubai, Cairo, and Muscat – will pool their resources to deliver both insight-driven and creative solutions and communications strategies for regional clients.
The firm has appointed Laura Stockwell –a sustainability expert, entrepreneur, and long-standing business consultant in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region –as Managing Director. She will lead and oversee the build-out of the firm’s strategic communications services across the region.
Commenting on the expansion, Dany Naaman, CEO, of Havas Middle East, said: “Havas has been operating in the region for many years in a joint venture with Chalhoub Group. This new partnership adds to our expertise and gives us access to specialized, strategic communications professionals all over the world. We are excited to integrate our talent with H/Advisors’ team at a time when the region, its governments, and companies are playing a crucial role on the global stage. Delivering the energy transition is one example and we are well placed to support the vision of the GCC’s leadership.”
Further adding to Naaman's excitement, Laura Stockwell, Managing Director, Middle East at H/Advisors, said, “This an exciting time to be joining the group with my experience in delivering sustainability programs. COP28 is being held in the UAE later this year, and this will be the first time the country has hosted the global climate event. H/Advisors has already developed a suite of advisory and communications services tailored to supporting organizations both to prepare and engage around COP28, helping ensure these businesses play their part in delivering the region’s economic and energy transition plans.”