Blue Rubicon has opened its second international office in Dubai following the opening of its first international office in Doha, Qatar.
The deal Blue Rubicon signed last year to sell a significant stake in the business to Lloyds Development Capital as an outside investor has allowed for the expansion, with the investment now being used to accelerate the company’s international growth.
The UAE hub will be headed by Simon Buerk as managing director. Buerk, who most recently served as regional director at Edelman, is based in Abu Dhabi and will lead an initial team of four.
“We are looking forward to offering a new, leading form of strategic consultancy in the United Arab Emirates. Simon brings huge experience of the reputational opportunities and challenges public and private sector organisations face in this dynamic country,” said Blue Rubicon senior partner, Fraser Hardie.
The office will open by the end of the year and has English and Arabic language skills from launch.