Grayling Momentum appoints regional director

Published March 10th, 2010 - 09:31 GMT

Grayling Momentum has announced the appointment of Oliver Stelling in the newly created position of regional director. The agency is one of the region’s fastest growing PR and communications firms, and part of the world’s second largest independent PR network.

Stelling, a German national, will focus on the development of the agency’s business around the region, especially corporate and financial sectors. He joins the agency’s original management team including Ben Castree, Sonja Ohly and Eiluned Castree, led by Grayling Momentum’s managing director, Guy Taylor.

Taylor said: “this is one of the most significant hires the agency has made in the Gulf area coming at a time when we have just unveiled our new “Grayling Momentum” identity. It’s indicative of our commitment to investing in top quality people to offer our clients a top quality service. Oliver has incredible international experience that will add great depth to our team of 27 professionals.”

After 7 years in Asia working with Weber Shandwick and Ogilvy PR, Stelling spent 5 years with Bates Pan Gulf in the UAE. His early career in Germany included assignments with market leader KK/Kohtes Klewes, today Ketchum Pleon Germany. He is a talented mentor and highly skilled communications consultant.

Grayling Momentum works for a number of major multi-national and local clients including A.T. Kearney, Agility, CB Richard Ellis, EA, Lloyds IPB, Mubadala Healthcare and Zurich insurance. Taylor said: “with Oliver’s appointment we will be able to accelerate plans to expand to new markets without spreading ourselves too thinly”. The agency presently has offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha and Jeddah, and is owned by Huntsworth plc.

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