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Ian began his consulting career with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in the UK before moving to Central and Eastern Europe and working with multinational investors on M&A and privatisation projects, with clients including Unicredit, Allianz and Deutsche Telecom.
In 2001 he joined Mmd - the leading corporate communications and public affairs consultancy in Eastern Europe - providing board-level counsel to companies in the energy, mining, steel, telecoms and financial services sectors. He developed and led offices in seven markets before assuming overall responsibility for the CEE region.
He has directed pan-European campaigns for Visa, Google, HP, Nokia and GE, working with European and global communications directors to set strategy and directing international teams in up to 19 countries to ensure effective delivery in each territory. In 2009 he left Mmd and co-founded Speyside.
Ian has extensive experience in issues and crisis management, financial communications, and managing communications and public affairs for foreign investment projects for top-tier global companies.