Courtenay Hamilton joins Fifth Ring

Courtenay Hamilton has joined Fifth Ring as its new PR Account Executive. Previously based in Abu Dhabi, Courtenay was most recently with the Integrated Marketing and Communications sector at RedFilo Events. In her new role, Courtenay will provide essential support across a range of energy sector clients to develop and deliver PR plans that will have real, measurable effects on clients’ businesses.

“I am delighted to have joined the team at Fifth Ring,” says Courtenay. “I’m really looking forward to being involved with the dynamic and exciting industry that is the energy sector.”

Ali Faour joins Fifth Ring

Ali Faour has joined global energy communications specialists Fifth Ring as PR Account Director for its office in Dubai. Ali brings over 20 years of experience in handling blue-chip B2B accounts in the Middle East across various industries, most recently as PR Director for Memac Ogilvy in Saudi Arabia. In his new role, Ali will head the PR practice, managing the agency portfolio of clients including Pretect, Expro, AlMansoori, Heriot-Watt University and the Chartered Institute for Procurement and Supply. He will also lead new business generation, content development and cross-discipline coordination.

“To have the chance to join a company like Fifth Ring is a privilege for me and comes at the ideal point in my career,” says Ali. “It is an organisation that has enjoyed success around the world, so I look forward to utilising my own experience to continue to drive the business forward in this region.”

Ian Ord, Co-Founder of Fifth Ring adds, “With the growing importance of the UAE as a regional hub for operations across MENA and Sub Sahara Africa, we are delighted that Ali has joined our growing international team. With our clients increasingly exploring new markets and new opportunities, strengthening our Middle East operations is an important step in our commitment to providing the service they need, wherever they need it.”

Robyn Percy signs on with Landmark International

Robyn Percy has taken on the role of Assistant Marketing Manager for Landmark International (LMI), and will head the new in-house public relations function. Previously PR Director at Fifth Ring, Robyn will run Landmark’s PR campaigns for brands including Reiss, New Look, Koton, Lipsy and Funky Fish in the UAE and across the GCC.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time at Fifth Ring but when the opportunity came up at LMI it seemed perfect,” says Robyn. “I’m really excited to be here and working in-house means I can get more involved with each campaign and make our collection launches even bigger than last year.”