Grayling’s fast developing business in the Middle East will soon have a new senior member of the management team, Stephen Davie, who re-joins the network after two years working in the Gulf with Hill & Knowlton.
Stephen will be based in Grayling’s Qatar office in his new capacity as Regional Director, Northern Gulf. He will focus his attention on Grayling’s corporate and financial offering, especially in Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
Michael Murphy, global CEO of Grayling said “This is wonderful news. Our network in the Middle East is growing rapidly and it’s essential that we have truly professional people supporting and leading this process. Stephen brings a wealth of relevant experience and will add great depth to Grayling’s development in the region. It is always nice to welcome a former colleague back to the company”
Grayling in the Middle East has a wide portfolio of over 50 regular clients including Apcor, CB Richard Ellis, Siemens, Skype and Volkswagen. Practice areas include corporate, financial, real estate, IT, healthcare and consumer, with all sectors showing positive growth.
Guy Taylor, Managing Director of Grayling’s Middle East business said, “Stephen joins a very strong and experienced management team including Ben Castree, Oliver Stelling and Sonja Ohly. We place great emphasis on quality resources at all levels of the business. We feel sure that Stephen will be a great asset to clients and become an excellent mentor to many of our colleagues.”
Presently Grayling’s Middle East network employs 30 people across offices in Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai and Jeddah, with affiliates in all other markets.