President & CEO, Middle East, Africa, and Turkey, Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Sconaid McGeachin is President & CEO Africa, Middle East & Turkey for Hill+Knowlton Strategies and is responsible for H+K’s network of 16 wholly owned offices across this region.
Sconaid has spent over 25 years working in international communications, with the last 17 years focused on emerging markets. Sconaid previously established an office in Russia for Mmd, before becoming General Manager in Poland and then Regional Director for Mmd's South East Europe operations before Mmd's sale to the Huntsworth Group plc.
From 2008 – 2012, Sconaid was COO of H+K Middle East and Turkey, before taking responsibility for the wider region including Africa. Sconaid has extensive experience of devising cross border corporate reputation programmes, stakeholder management and engagement plans as well as managing critical issues, advising clients including Intel, Dubai World Trade Centre, Etihad Rail, GAFI, Egypt Economic Development Conference, Emirates, Coca-Cola and MasterCard.
Sconaid was Chair of the Middle East PR Association (MEPRA) in 2012 & 2013. Sconaid supports H+K’s content partner role for the GCC Board of Directors and has been on the Injaz Al Arab Regional Board since 2012.