Grayling appoints new Design Director

Global communications firm, Grayling has appointed Sajid Shafique to the role of Design Director. With over 20 years of experience in brand strategy, identity design and brand touchpoint design, Sajid worked with brands such as Fitch, Brand Union and Landor Associates before starting his own consultancy, BrandNew. In his new role, he will work closely with the team to create a new brand identity design for the Dubai Show Jumping Championship and develop as well as identify new business opportunities to expand the GCreative portfolio while directing the client services teams on branding, design and digital projects.

“We have been able to significantly expand our client base in 2017 and deliver a number of inspiring campaigns for our clients,” says Arian Hashemi, Managing Director, GCreative. “With the addition of Sajid to our all-star team, I am confident that we will continue to position ourselves ahead of the curve, despite the region’s dynamic and ever-changing landscape. We look forward to accelerating GCreative’s growth strategy in 2018 and the years to come.”

Grayling Welcomes New Account Director

Global communications firm, Grayling UAE, has appointed Lauren Ramey to the role of Account Director. With over five years of experience in strategic communications planning, international media relations and issues management, Lauren previously worked as Director of Communications Planning in the Office of the Premier of Ontario in Canada before moving to the GCC and most recently worked as the Communications Advisor to the Ministry of Finance in Saudi Arabia. In her new role, she will work towards delivering strong guidance to the clientele of Grayling across the Middle East.

“With Grayling, I share a real passion for inventive and integrated communications solutions, which have a long-lasting positive impact on organisational goals,” says Lauren. “I look forward to working closely with this dynamic team to realise our passion through delivering strategic counsel and powerful content to the firm’s impressive and growing client list across the region.”