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Samer Renno Joins Teneo as Managing Director

Teneo, the global CEO advisory firm, today announced the appointment of Samer Renno as Managing Director.

Samer is a senior international strategic communications practitioner, with over 25 years of experience. He recently served as an independent consultant in the role of Executive Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) for a global public relations firm with headquarters in New York.

Prior to his recent remit, Samer had founded and managed a strategic communications and public affairs firm in the MENA region for over 18 years. The agency developed a strong reputation in the region as a one-stop-shop for strategic and innovative communications services and achieved steady growth by successfully ​managing the reputation of brands, such as but not limited to, Facebook, PepsiCo, Intel, Visa, Amlak Finance, Investment Development Authority of Lebanon and Xerox Emirates. His interest in technology paved the way for the successful management of numerous tech giants’ accounts and his entry into the tech startup ecosystem as an innovator and founder of multiple online platforms.

Over the past five years, Samer expanded his reach as a seasoned consultant to the Saudi Arabian market, where he led consulting teams in providing strategic communications, internal communications, crisis management and public affairs services for the likes of Saudi Airlines, NEOM, Mobily, as well as several high-profile government entities. His recent work centered on supporting government-led change management and transformation programs with strategic communications, public affairs, public policy, outreach strategies, crisis & risk management, internal communications, digital media and the transfer and training of senior executives.