UAE: Shamal makes two senior-level appointments

UAE: Shamal makes two senior-level appointments
Shamal has appointed James Lakie (left) to the position of general manager, and Gavin Gibbon (right) to the position of senior account manager.
Published: 20 March 2017 - 4:30 a.m.
By: James Morgan

Shamal Communications has made two senior-level appointments.

The UAE-based business-to-business (B2B) consultancy has promoted James Lakie to the position of general manager, and appointed Gavin Gibbon as its senior account manager.

The firm represents a selection of regional property developers, including Seven Tides International and Al Hamra Real Estate Development.

Commenting on his appointment as general manager, Lakie said: “I’m looking forward to the added responsibility that this position carries, especially with the launch of our two new divisions.


“Shamal has built a sterling reputation in the market over the last 12 years, and continues to produce quality results for clients, including Arabian Travel Market, Seven Tides International, and Al Hamra Real Estate Development.”

Gibbon, who joined Shamal from property consultancy Core Savills, added: “The agency has an incredibly strong client base, with a passion to serve them well and foster good relationships with the media. Their ambitions also match my own, and I am looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”

Founded in 2004, Shamal is a founding member of WorldWise PR Affiliates, an international alliance of public relations firms with members in the North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

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