Monday, June 30, 2008

Edelman health chief quitting to join Mubadala as head of communications

Edelman’s European health MD and EVP Kate Triggs will leave the agency in three months to head up communications at Mubadala Development Company. Kate Triggs is leaving the European Health agency in three months to join Abu Dhabi investment firm Mubadala Development Company as head of communications.

Emirates Business 24/7 writes that, “[The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority] has appointed, for the first time ever, a head of global communications to oversee the tricky, but essential job of managing Adia’s relationship with the world’s media. Euart Glendinning, who is just getting his feet under the desk in Abu Dhabi, is a communications professional of the highest calibre, coming from London after 11 year’s experience as head of Morgan Stanley’s European and Asia communications unit.”

This comes less than two weeks after Dubai International Capital (DIC) appointed Mark Lunn as managing director, corporate communications.

Dubai International Capital LLC (DIC), the international investment arm of Dubai Holding, today announced it has appointed Mark Lunn as Managing Director, Corporate Communications.

Lunn, aged 42, has over 16 years experience in financial and corporate communications and is a specialist in the financial services sector. He joins DIC from Gavin Anderson & Co, an international financial PR consultancy, where he was a London based Managing Director with an international client portfolio and responsibility for the Middle East.

He has advised a number of global financial institutions in the UK and the Gulf on corporate reputation, media relations and public affairs as well as providing strategic advice on transactions. Prior to this, Mark spent over 10 years in advertising, principally with WPP, in roles based in London, China and Japan.

Sameer Al Ansari, Executive Chairman and CEO of DIC said: "I am delighted to welcome Mark, who has the experience and skills to help us build on the positive reputation of DIC and communicate our strategy to our stakeholders as we expand our operations and investments around the world."

Lunn commented: "I am excited to be joining such a unique and dynamic company. DIC has experienced exceptional growth since it was established in 2004 and has become a leader in its field. The company already manages an international portfolio of diverse assets and has exciting growth plans. I look forward to supporting DIC's ambitions globally."

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