Welcoming Andreas Keller to Leidar
With Andreas and George we have two of Dubai’s most respected communications professionals on our team, bringing both local knowledge and connections while offering best practice. George has already built a series of important client relationships, both with leading companies locally and international companies seeking to market themselves in the region. Andreas will join George in providing communication consulting to clients, while he will also focus on expanding the Leidar team and build partnerships across the region.
Andreas was previously the Managing Director for the global communications consultancy Weber Shandwick in Dubai, where he oversaw the agency’s international, regional and local client portfolio. Under his leadership, Weber Shandwick won “Agency of the Year” in 2014, 2016 and 2017 and was also named in the UAE’s Top 10 “Great Places to Work” for five consecutive years.
Together Andreas and George bring more than twenty five years of experience from on-the-ground communications consulting in Dubai and across the region. “I am really delighted to work with George, a friend for twenty years, and to team up with former colleagues to develop a leading high-end-high-quality full service communications consultancy targeting international enterprises in the MENA region,” says Andreas Keller in a comment.
Leidar will be focused in the near term to serve clients that need a full set of trusted communication services around the EXPO 2020. “With our own experience and capability, and through a wide set of partners, we can deliver our international clients a complete suite of communication services for their presence at EXPO 2020,” says Andreas Keller.
CEO, based in Geneva
Rolf Olsen launched Leidar in 2010 and continues to lead the company as CEO. He advises clients on strategy and narrative development; crisis management; and complex reputational issues on a global scale.