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Padraic Riley

Senior Managing Director

Padraic works on a variety of issues and crisis management programs for Teneo’s clients.

In his most recent role, Padraic served as Director of External Affairs and Communications for the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Padraic was a key member of the executive team responsible for launching the Middle East’s first nuclear energy corporation, and the largest and most complex nuclear energy procurement in history. Padraic managed the corporation’s international positioning program, media relations and communications efforts, as well as its work with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Previously, Padraic spent more than 12 years at Burson-Marsteller, the international communications consultancy, serving as one of the firm’s senior international crisis and issues management experts. He led significant work for multinational clients facing intense governmental, legal, and media challenges, including: attempted government takeovers, violent activist campaigns, and international litigation. He had significant client assignments in the Ukraine, Russia and the Middle East, and across the United States.

Prior to joining ENEC, Padraic was a communications executive with The Atlantic Philanthropies, a foundation headquartered in New York. He worked extensively on corporate communications and media relations in the United States, the Republic of Ireland, and Northern Ireland.

Padraic received a B.A., in English Literature from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. He holds dual U.S./Republic of Ireland citizenship.