Senior Managing Director
Padraic Riley is a Senior Managing Director with Teneo Strategy, working on a variety of issues and crisis management programs for Teneo’s clients.
In his most recent role, Mr. Riley served as Director of External Affairs and Communications for the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Mr. Riley was a key member of the executive team responsible for launching the Middle East’s first nuclear energy corporation, and the largest and most complex nuclear energy procurement in history. Mr. Riley managed the corporation’s international positioning program, media relations and communications efforts, as well as its work with the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Previously, Mr. Riley spent more than 12 years at Burson-Marsteller, the international communications consultancy, serving as one of the firm’s senior international crisis and issues management experts. He led significant work for multinational clients facing intense governmental, legal, and media challenges, including: attempted government takeovers, violent activist campaigns, and international litigation. He had significant client assignments in the Ukraine, Russia and the Middle East, and across the United States.
Prior to joining ENEC, Mr. Riley was a communications executive with The Atlantic Philanthropies, a foundation headquartered in New York. He worked extensively on corporate communications and media relations in the United States, the Republic of Ireland, and Northern Ireland.
Mr. Riley received a B.A., in English Literature from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. He holds dual U.S./Republic of Ireland citizenship.