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Teneo Appoints Lester Posner as a Managing Director in Dubai

Teneo, the global CEO advisory firm, today announced the appointment of Lester Posner as a Managing Director with the firm's Strategy and Communications business in Dubai.

Lester has more than 20 years of experience in public sector communications, advising Ministers and boards in UK Government departments and agencies on strategic communication approaches to deliver their business objectives. Utilizing this extensive experience, Lester will work with Teneo's corporate and government clients across the Middle East, advising them on their communications, stakeholder relations and public affairs activities.

Prior to joining Teneo, Lester was the Director of Communications for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Britain’s national workplace regulator, where he led a multi-disciplinary team covering media relations, marketing, external affairs, internal communications and digital. Lester advised HSE’s Executive team across its strategic priorities, designing communication interventions to influence businesses and employees to make workplaces safer and healthier, and to protect the wider environment.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Lester worked at the Cabinet Office advising on the cross-government communications response, with a focus on national and local engagement to reach all communities. Other roles include leading teams at the Department for Work and Pensions, where he developed behaviour change campaigns to support major reforms to the UK’s pension and benefits system. He was also a chief press officer for Ministers at the former Department for Communities and Local Government.