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Breadth of Expertise in the Middle East and Africa

The Middle East and Africa are becoming increasingly prominent as strategic regions for future growth, boasting some of the world’s fastest growing economies and burgeoning populations. Realizing the shifting status quo and its clients’ need for on-the-ground operations in the region, in early 2012, Teneo established its Dubai office. With its geo-centric location and status as a regional hub for multinational corporations and global finance, the Dubai office combined with Blue Rubicon’s established presence in Qatar has set the stage for the strong set of advisory services we are able to offer to clients in the region.

Our capabilities in these regions include the full suite of strategic communications and government relations services, drawing from a highly-diverse and experienced team. Among our colleagues are 10 languages spoken and a rich array of personal experiences from both within the region and globally. We look forward to helping clients navigate the era of volatility in these important growth markets, providing a full suite of government relations, public affairs, strategic communications, and political and economic risk efforts across geographies and cultures.

Teneo Insights

Crispin Hawes

Managing Director, Middle East & North Africa

Saudi-Iranian Competition

In the Middle East, there has been a dramatic re-drawing of the region’s longstanding political and security arrangements. Egypt and Syria have receded from regional politics to focus on their domestic instabilities. Other countries with large Arab populations — Algeria, Libya, Iraq and Morocco — are consumed with their own crises. Saudi Arabia and Iran, on the other hand, are vigorously contending for regional influence. Their competition, while pragmatic on some issues, is primarily fueled...

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