Abdulla is a seasoned communication professional, with more than 25 years of experience in public relations and strategic communication. He has worked with leading international PR companies and major financial institutions in the Middle East, serving a wide range of clients, from aircraft makers to industrial companies and banking groups.
With an academic background in journalism and international relations and deep knowledge of the Middle East’s culture, history, language and markets, Abdulla can provide strategic insight for businesses interested in this region, which as a population of 350 million people and a multi trillion-dollar GDP.
During the past two decades, Abdulla has helped a Bahrain-based bank position itself as MENA’s leading international bank in his capacity as Global Head of Corporate Communication. As a consultant with the world’s leading PR agency, Hill & Knowlton Strategies, he had helped many banks and industrial groups raise their profiles and boost their brands in the Arab world. He had also led branding teams to launch the first two digital banks in the Middle East.
Abdulla holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a Master’s degree in International Relations from Ohio University in the United States.