22 July 2013

Weber Shandwick Launches in Turkey and Kuwait

London - 22 July 2013 - Weber Shandwick has established a new operation in Istanbul, Turkey, and has hired Seda Yalcin to lead its business in this important growth market. Yalcin, who joins from Grayling, will be CEO of the operation and a member of the firm’s EMEA leadership team. 

Yalcin has 10 years’ experience in public relations and public affairs, spanning Turkey and, at the EU level, in Brussels. She worked with FusionTel in Turkey, moved to Brussels for a role with the European Commission and then worked at the Interel public affairs consultancy. 

Weber Shandwick also launched in Kuwait, bringing the number of core Weber Shandwick offices in the Middle East to five (including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Egypt). The office will be led by General Manager Rosie Muhanna who has over 10 years’ experience in the communications industry following an earlier career as a creative in the US and then the Middle East. A firm believer in community service, Rosie carries out pro bono work for Human Rights Watch and a number of local centres devoted to special needs.

We are delighted to expand our EMEA network further in growth markets,” said Colin Byrne, Weber Shandwick’s EMEA CEO. 

Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations firm with offices in 81 countries around the world. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG).

Source: Weber Shandwick