Robinson led the Middle East operations of Hill+Knowlton Strategies since 2005 and assumed responsibilities for Australia, Middle East, Africa, South and Central Asia in 2011.
Jack Martin, global chairman and CEO of Hill+Knowlton Strategies, said: ‘For the last eight years, Dave Robinson has led our team in AMEASCA with a strong and dedicated passion for this business, his clients and our people.
‘He was a great friend and in many ways a mentor to me, and to countless others. Dave was tall not only in stature, but also in character and he will be deeply missed. He made an enormous impression and was held in great affection by everyone who came into contact with him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dave and his family at this difficult time.’
A statement from H+K has paid tribute to Robinson, remembering how he ‘personally advised dozens of clients, steering large corporations, government entities and individuals through the challenges associated with the global economic crisis of the past decade’.
Robinson was a founding member of the Middle East PR Association and head of MEPRA from 2009-10.