DUBAI — H+K Strategies has appointed Lisa Welsh as its new managing director for regional operations across the Middle East and North Africa region.

Welsh previously served as the agency’s UAE country manager until early 2017 and rejoins the agency after a nine-month sabbatical. She will report to Bashar AlKadhi, the CEO of H+K Strategies for MENA and Turkey, and she will be responsible for the agency’s operations in a number of key countries, including Egypt, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

“We have seen solid growth in our business in the Middle East, in both top and bottom lines," said AlKadhi. "Lisa’s focus will be to continue this growth momentum across our offices in the region, further integrating them, as well as opening up new market opportunities."