Middle East PR agency ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller has announced that Hassan Fattah, the former editor-in-chief of The National newspaper and a senior executive with Brunswick Group, has joined the firm as Managing Director. He will provide senior counsel to regional corporate and government clients, as well as drive the firm’s new business and organic growth in the GCC and wider Middle East.
Fattah was a partner with Brunswick Group from 2014 to 2017. Before that, Fattah served as director of communications at GEMS Education, where he helped reorganise the company's communications, launching new branding and narrative for the world's largest private education company.
As a journalist, Fattah covered the changing dynamics of the Middle East for some of the world's most prominent newspapers, including a long stint as the Middle East correspondent for The New York Times. In 2007, Fattah helped launch The National, the regional English-language newspaper published in Abu Dhabi, and served as editor-in-chief of the paper between 2009 and 2013.
Fluent in Arabic and English, he holds a B.S. in Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and a Masters in Science from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.