Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) MENA has appointed Timothy Hurst as Regional Director of Energy+Industrials, MENA. Tim will work across H+K’s portfolio of clients in the Middle East and North Africa region, including ACWA Power and ADNOC Distribution.
“We are delighted to welcome Tim to our dynamic regional team,” says Bashar AIKadhi, CEO of H+K MENA. “Tim brings an authoritative and strategic voice to this role that will lead the way for our rapidly expanding Energy+Industrials practice. I can’t wait to see where he takes us.”
Tim has joined H+K after serving five years as Chief Communications Officer at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi, where he drove the establishment and implementation of IRENA’s external communications strategy and in-house communications team. He is also recognised globally as a digital influencer in the energy and sustainability sectors and is adept at advising organisations and senior executives on strategies to build respected thought leadership platforms.
“I’m thrilled to join Hill+Knowlton Strategies in this role at a time when government and organisations in the region are truly driving the global energy conversation and are at the forefront of a global transformation to a world where energy is cleaner, cities are smarter and manufacturing is more advanced. I look forward to working closely with them and our experienced team to further that agenda,” says Tim.
Tim will work on significant and strategic projects to champion H+K’s work with Energy+Industrials clients and ensure a hands-on approach drawn from his extensive experience across the sectors and the MENA region.
H+K has offices in more than 40 countries worldwide, delivering award winning campaigns to clients across all sectors and disciplines and with a focus on continued innovation for the industry. Recent innovations include Flight School+™, a crisis communications training and simulation tool; Better Impact™, a new approach to brand purpose and CSR; and Smarter+™, a behavioural science unit; among many other innovative solutions to take our clients to the next level.
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