Managing Director, Middle East
Jonty Summers advises senior management of government entities, listed companies and international organisations on reputational issues, crisis mitigation and management, corporate positioning, communication and content strategy and employee engagement.
A former journalist with more than 20 years’ experience, Jonty moved to the UAE in 2009 and was until recently Regional Director of Edelman in the Middle East and Africa. High-profile work of note includes communications management of the MERS Coronavirus crisis for the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and advising Abu Dhabi-based Aldar Properties on the communications aspects of its merger with Sorouh Real Estate.
He is an experienced executive presentation and media coach and speech writer, working with clients at all levels from Government ministers and CEOs to recent graduates. He has also lectured at London Business School.
He is also an experienced events moderator, and has acted as a facilitator and panel chairman at a number of leading GCC conferences and corporate events.
Jonty graduated with a BA Honours degree in European Studies from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom and also received a diploma in Scandinavian Studies from the University of Odense in Denmark. He is a Certified Investor Relations Officer of the Middle East Investor Relations Society. He speaks French and Danish and elementary Arabic.