Lester Posner joins Teneo's strategic communications practice

02 October 2023 Consultancy-me.com 2 min. read

Global consulting firm Teneo has strengthened its Strategic Communications business in the Middle East with Lester Posner.

Appointed a Managing Director, based in Dubai, Lester Posner has more than 20 years of experience in public sector communications, advising ministers and government officials on strategic communication approaches to deliver their business objectives.

Posner most recently served as the Director of Communications for the Health and Safety Executive in the UK (Britain’s national workplace regulator), where he led a team covering media relations, marketing, external affairs, and internal communications. He relocated to Dubai at the start of September.

Lester Posner joins Teneo's strategic communications practice

“I’m delighted to start my new role at Teneo,” he said. “I’m really looking forward to meeting and connecting with people in the region, as part of Teneo’s Strategic Communications business.”

Lester will work with Teneo’s corporate and government clients across the Middle East, advising them on their communications, stakeholder relations and public affairs activities.

Earlier in his career, Lester worked at the Cabinet Office advising on the cross-government communications response, with a focus on national and local engagement to reach all communities. Other roles include leading teams at the Department for Work and Pensions, where he developed behaviour change campaigns to support reforms to the UK’s pension and benefits system. He was also a chief press officer for Ministers at the former Department for Communities and Local Government.

Headquartered in the US, Teneo is a consulting firm with five main lines of business. Alongside strategic communications, the firm also advises clients around financial advisory, management consulting, human capital, and risk management.

In the Middle East, Teneo operates with offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, and Riyadh. Last year, the firm expanded its regional portfolio with restructuring and turnaround services.