EMEA News in Brief (December 13, 2010)
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EMEA News in Brief (December 13, 2010)

Hill & Knowlton has appointed Alexander Döll as managing director, Hill & Knowlton East Africa, plus new people at MHP Communications, new clients at College Hill and M Communications.

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NAIROBI—Hill & Knowlton has appointed Alexander Döll as managing director, Hill & Knowlton East Africa. Previously, Döll was group manager in charge of corporate communications for Hill & Knowlton Netherlands. He has experience in corporate, internal and change communications and specific expertise in organizational restructuring, crisis communications and corporate social responsibility. He has been with Hill & Knowlton since 2007. Alexander will report to Dave Robinson, Hill & Knowlton’s CEO for Middle East, Turkey & Africa, and Bharat Thakrar, CEO of Scangroup, the firm’s joint venture partner in East Africa.


LONDON—Jubilant Energy, the Indian oil and gas company, has retained College Hill as its financial PR consultant, following its listing on AIM this month, managed by College Hill from its London and Indian offices. College Hill has also been appointed by Deo Petroleum, the Aberdeen based oil and gas company, following Deo’s recently completed £16 million placing that funded the acquisition of Perth Assets in the Central North Sea.


LONDON—M:Communications’ healthcare team has been appointed to advise Life Healthcare, South Africa’s second largest private hospital operator, on global PR and IR activities. Life Healthcare joined the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in June 2010 with an international shareholder register.  M:’s advisory team for Life Healthcare will be led by Mary-Jane Elliott with Emma Thompson from the London office.


LONDON—MHP Communications has appointed Paul Young as a senior account manager in its corporate reputation discipline. Young will work initially on clients in MHP’s asset management and technology and telecoms sectors. He joins MHP from Tavistock Communications where he worked on financial and corporate PR campaigns.

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