Blue Rubicon sends Chris Lauwerys out to Qatar as third director

UK-headquartered comms consultancy Blue Rubicon has promoted Chris Lauwerys, an associate director in its London office, to be a director of its Qatar business.

Blue Rubicon Qatar: based in Doha
Blue Rubicon Qatar: based in Doha

The agency now employs 17 staff in Doha just over a year after making the oil-rich country the location of its first international office, led by MD Neil Daugherty.

Clients include Qatar Museums, Qatargas, Maersk Oil Qatar, College of North Atlantic-Qatar and the Action on Diabetes public health partnership.

The agency’s growth was saluted by the British ambassador to the country, Nicholas Hopton, who said: "We are very pleased to continue to support the growth of very successful British professional services firms in Qatar such as Blue Rubicon."

Lauwerys has already been working on Qatari clients from London and has been with Blue Rubicon for eight years.

Gordon Tempest-Hay, global CEO of the agency, said: "Qatar remains an attractive place to do business, with some fascinating social and communications challenges that play to our strengths as a consultancy.

"We are grateful to our clients in Qatar for their continued support. Doha has played an important part in Blue Rubicon’s continuing growth story in this past year."

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