Instinctif Partners MENA starts the year with team expansion

Dubai, UAE, 27th February 2019

Leading international business communications consultancy Instinctif Partners has kicked off the year by expanding its team for its MENA business, headquartered in Dubai. The addition of new team members follows a year in which double-digit revenue growth was achieved by the regional operation.

Khaled Fansa has joined the team as Consultant. A native Arabic speaker with over six years’ consultancy experience, Khaled will support the team’s Arabic content and media relations strategies, Arabization of international material and original copywriting. He has previously worked on corporate communications strategies for global brands including LG, Lenovo, Fitbit, Mashreq, Yahsat, Adidas and Porsche. Khaled also has an in-depth knowledge of the healthcare sector, having worked with pharmaceutical businesses including Novartis, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim and AstraZeneca. Khaled holds certificates in Business Communication and Marketing, and Human Resources Management from the London College of Management.

Toni Francisco has been hired as Administration Executive, joining the team from JP Morgan. She brings her HR experience in the fields of recruitment, compensation and benefits; and onboarding and offboarding of staff. She has also worked in marketing, supporting event promotions and product activations.

Samantha Bartel, Managing Partner, Instinctif Partners MENA, commented:

“As one of Instinctif Partners’ fastest growing regions, we are delighted to expand the team with the addition of two new members. Khaled’s experience will enable us to work more closely with Arabic media and enhance the range of services for our expanding client portfolio across the region, while Toni will strengthen our operations and support the team as we set our sights on further growth.”

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About Instinctif Partners:

Instinctif Partners is a leading international business communications consultancy with six practice areas: capital markets, corporate, public policy, content & creative, engagement and insight & research.

It is a specialist in reputation, influence and engagement. It works with clients across multiple and complex audiences combining deep insights, expert storytelling and creative delivery to change behaviours, emotions and perceptions.

Instinctif Partners currently employs 400 people in 15 offices across eight countries across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and North America.

The company is one of the fastest growing consultancies in its industry, and in the past year alone has won or been shortlisted for over 30 awards, recognising both client work and the growth of the business as a whole. Accolades include International Agency of the Year 2018 & 2017 at the PR Week Global Awards, Outstanding Large Consultancy of the Year 2018 at the CIPR Excellence Awards, Corporate Consultancy of the Year 2017 at the EMEA SABRE Awards, and City Agency of the Year at the PRCA City and Financial Awards 2016 & 2017. Instinctif Partners also won Gold at the PR Week Best Places to Work 2018 for Large Agency and was named by the London Stock Exchange as one of 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain.






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