SAUDI ARABIA: Global systems, defence and aerospace organisation
BAE Systems has made two key senior hires to spearhead the launch of an
in-house corporate communications division in Saudi Arabia.
The firm, previously known as British Aerospace prior to its merger with
Marconi Electronic Systems two years ago, has taken on former Gulf Hill
& Knowlton vice-chairman Nigel Perry as manager of corporate
communications. It has also hired Walid Abukhaled, formerly BAE aircraft
technical services manager, as PA manager.
'The broadening of our constituencies, allied to a higher focus for
Arabic language and employee communications, has led the company to form
this department,' said Peter Wilson, BAE managing director of
Perry leaves Gulf H&K after 19 years. He joined Gulf PR - H&K's Middle
East affiliate - in 1982, three years before it was acquired by the WPP
H&K regional director Jim Donaldson and Gulf MD Andrew Mackay assume