Edelman welcomes Tod Donhauser

Global communications marketing firm Edelman has welcomed Tod Donhauser to the role of CEO, Edelman UAE. Formerly the Managing Director at Edelman South Africa, Tod has over 15 years of experience in PR and public affairs. In his new role, he will report to Robert Holdheim, CEO, Edelman South Asia and work to integrate the agency’s new capabilities and talent with its existing offerings.

The appointment of Tod comes as Edelman sees a reorganisation into Brand and Reputation units, following its recent acquisition of Dubai-based DABO & CO – now Edelman DABO. The reshuffle will also see Jacob Drake named Managing Director, Reputation, Jason Leavy named Managing Director, Brand and Camilla and Lucy D’Abo joining the Edelman UAE Executive Committee.

“We are significantly expanding our offering by investing in new areas and our structure will maximise the delivery of our talent on behalf of our clients,” says Tod. “I am excited to be joining our sixth largest market by revenue at such a pivotal time.”

Fergus McGloin joins Edelman UAE

Fergus McGloin has joined Edelman as a Senior Account Executive on the Health team. Originally from Ireland, Fergus has previously worked in roles for Coca-Cola Ireland and British Telecom. Most recently, he spent two years in the UK as Account Manager for a full service healthcare marketing agency, where he managed the accounts for Colgate-Palmolive UK and NHS England.

“I’m delighted to join Edelman UAE’s Healthcare practice,” says Fergus. “I am new to the region and excited to get to know the markets and build my career here. The health industry is thriving in the Middle East and PR is an integral component of its growth; which is exciting to be part of.”

Ibrahim Ahmed joins Edelman

Ibrahim Ahmed has joined Edelman UAE’s technology division as Account Manager. Having lived and worked in the UAE for five years, Ibrahim brings to his new role a solid understanding of the technology landscape in the region as he joins the Edelman team from DABO & CO, where he worked across a variety of B2B and B2C technology brands.

“I am thrilled to be joining the technology division at Edelman,” says Ibrahim. “My experience in PR so far includes working on tech brands such as Canon, Nokia and Linksys. Having previously worked on other sectors such as interiors, e-commerce, oil & gas and education, I am excited to see what my future holds at Edelman.”