“Bahrain holds a special place in our Middle East story”
Our long relationship with the Kingdom of Bahrain began in 1985, 30 years ago, when we established what was then the Kingdom’s first PR consultancy as well as H+K’s first office in the Middle East. And this office served as our Middle East regional hub for 16 years, before the Dubai office took over this role in 2001. Bahrain holds a special place in H+K’s Middle East story.
Today our Bahrain office includes local Bahrainis and expatriates, and has some of the most experienced communications professionals in the Bahrain market. The office presently handles public sector work as well as an extensive range of private sector accounts, including consumer and retail, finance, real estate and industry.
Lisa is the Managing Director, Regional Operations across the Middle East and North Africa. She works with the in-market teams to provide strategic, regional communications support through planning, creative campaign development and delivering high quality implementation. Lisa was listed as one of the world's most influential PR professionals in the 2016 PR Week Global Power Book.
Previously the General Manager of Hill+Knowlton Strategies in the UAE, Lisa ran the Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices leading a team of over 70 people. She also set up and led the firm’s Health+Wellness Practice across the Middle East and Africa. Lisa’s deep pharmaceutical sector knowledge and extensive industry contacts have seen her advise many leading global brands including Pfizer, Roche, Coca-Cola and GlaxoSmithKline, among others.
Drawing on more than 15 years of international communications experience, Lisa adopts a multi-faceted campaign approach to assignments which have ranged from regulatory issues management to market entry and influencer engagement to prepare for new drug introductions.
Lisa has rich and varied experienced both in-house and with international communications firms. She joined H+K in 2011 from electronics giant Toshiba where she was PR Director for the Middle East, Africa, Turkey, CIS & Baltics. There she focused primarily on media and analyst relations, events management, and issues and crisis management.
Lisa holds an upper second BA Hons in Public Relations from the University of Central Lancashire and is an active member of both the Middle East PR Association (MEPRA) and the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).