LONDON—APCO Worldwide has named Stephanie Lvovich executive director for the firm's Europe, Middle East & Africa region, Brad Staples. Lvovich will focus on business development for the region and will also continue to lead APCO's global food and consumer products practice from London. At the same time, Razi Rahman, APCO's head of public affairs in the U.K., will take on the additional role of deputy managing director of the firm's London office.
Lvovich has 16 years of public affairs and political research experience and specializes in providing strategic counsel to corporations and trade associations on positioning around important issues. Prior to joining APCO, where until recently she served as deputy managing director of the London office, Lvovich was managing director for European public affairs at Citigate GCG in London and Brussels.
She also worked for European Public Policy Advisers, where she was the head of the media group. She began her career in Moscow as public affairs director for U.S. consultancy CIS Strategies.
Rahman brings significant public affairs expertise and, along with Edward Walsh, managing director of APCO's London office, will help further develop APCO's integrated communication offer in the U.K. Rahman will also maintain his position as head of public affairs in the U.K., where he has been leading APCO's activities around the general election.
Prior to joining APCO, Rahman worked for seven years at 10 Downing Street as assistant political secretary to Prime Minister Tony Blair, advising him on political, policy and legislative matters.