Hanover expands Middle East presence with new Riyadh office and MD

Adgully Bureau |

Hanover Communications, a leading strategic communications firm, strengthens its presence in the Middle East with the opening of its third regional office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This expansion builds upon their existing offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Mohammed Al Maskati joins Hanover as Managing Director of Saudi operations, bringing five years of experience leading Asda'a BCW's Saudi branch and prior work with BLJ Worldwide in Qatar.

Hanover CEO Gavin Megaw shares the strategic importance of the expansion: "Being in Saudi Arabia allows us to better serve existing clients and fulfill international companies' needs in the region. We're committed to building a strong local team, and Mohammed's appointment is the first step."

Jonty Summers, Hanover's Middle East Managing Director, highlights the dynamic Saudi market: "With a young population and significant government investments under Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia presents a thrilling opportunity. We're excited to contribute our expertise in supporting large-scale projects and transformations."

Hanover entered the Middle East in 2017 with its Dubai office and has been active in Saudi Arabia since 2019. Summers emphasizes their unique experience: "We have extensive experience supporting mega-projects, from ensuring ethical treatment of workers on the Neom giga-city project to assisting with Saudi Airlines' business transformation."

Mohammed Al Maskati expresses his enthusiasm: "I'm thrilled to join Hanover and contribute to their growth in this exciting and dynamic market. Saudi Arabia offers immense potential as its economy diversifies, and I'm eager to help clients navigate this environment."

Hanover now boasts a team of nearly 30 across its Middle East offices, offering strategic communications, crisis management, digital, and corporate communications across various sectors. Their global network includes offices in London, Brussels, Dublin, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and now Riyadh, serving clients in healthcare, finance, technology, media, and more.