Eileen Wallis has more than 17 years of PR experience in the Middle East, and is one of the region’s most trusted communications advisors. She has provided strategic counsel to ministers, CEOs, company presidents, and director-level executives in more than 50 organizations around the world and in the region. Under her direction, The Portsmouth Group develops and manages regional communications strategies for clients in the retail, luxury, arts, entertainment and hospitality sectors. The agency has delivered highly visible, results-oriented campaigns for clients including Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, Christie’s, Dell, Majid Al Futtaim, Rocco Forte Hotels, Swarovski, Van Cleef & Arpels, and a number of arts and tourism initiatives in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Through industry expertise and a deep knowledge of the Middle East’s business and consumer landscapes, developed through offices across the region including the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, Eileen has developed The Portsmouth Group into one of the Gulf’s leading communications consultancies. She previously managed regional marketing initiatives for a major software company after several years of lobbying and public affairs in Washington, DC, and holds a master’s degree in communications law and policy from the University of Georgia.