Stephanie Lvovich has been appointed executive director for the firm's EMEA region, based in the agency's London offices. She takes on the new role alongside her existing responsibilities as global food, consumer products practice leader.
Lvovich will focus on business development for the region.
Additionally, Razi Rahman will assume the role of deputy managing director of the firm's London office. He will also maintain his current position as head of public affairs in the UK.
‘London is a leading political, business, financial and media centre and a key market for our clients in EMEA and around the world,' said Brad Staples, chief executive officer for APCO in EMEA. ‘These are the first in a series of steps this year to further strengthen our integrated communication capabilities and our position in the UK market.'
Lvovich has 16 years of public affairs and political research experience. Prior to joining APCO, where until recently she served as deputy managing director of the London office, Lvovich was managing director for European public affairs at Citigate GCG in London and Brussels. She also worked for European Public Policy Advisers (EPPA), where she was the head of the media group.
‘Clients continue to approach us with new and increasingly integrated communication challenges,' said Lvovich. ‘This new role will allow me to assist in managing a diverse set of needs and opportunities throughout the region.'
Prior to joining APCO Worldwide, Rahman worked for seven years at 10 Downing Street as assistant political secretary to Prime Minister Tony Blair, advising him on political, policy and legislative matters.