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Lina Tayara

International communications professional

  • London UK
  • +44(0)7771897138


A well networked trilingual (Arabic and French) solution oriented creative communications professional with over 20 years diverse experience gained in the media, professional consulting and PR working for governments, multinationals and family companies. 

Prominent Experience

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal

  • Worked alongside Aramco executive communications team for the launch of the first co-educational post graduate R&D academic institution in Saudi Arabia managing multiple stakeholder requirements, the media and targeted messaging to a diverse audience.

Qatar Airways, Doha

  • Senior manager group corporate communications. 

BroadGroup, London

Stakeholder engagement with GCC regulators, government owned operators and international technology firms.

Work History

May 2015Present

Independent Consultant

  • Produced an article and a private briefing event on Iran post sanctions to UK investors.
  • Developed a social enterprise programme to support Arab women wellbeing, under PWC mentorship.
  • Co produced a short film on the integration of migrants in the UK for Migrant Voice, a UK based NGO.
  • Authored a short paper on forced labour and trafficking in Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon for The Freedom Fund.
  • Produced content and a private briefing event on Iran post sanctions to UK investors.
    Member of the Scrutiny Panel and the Tender Panel of a G15 group, London’s largest housing management companies, responsible for improving landlord performance and services.
Sep 2014Apr 2015

PR, Reputation and Content Manager

averda International
  • The largest provider of integrated waste management services across the emerging market serving 50, 000 clients in 14 cities.
  • Leading and developing communications in 8 countries.
  • Managing relations with internal and external stakeholders: the public, civil societies, the media, decision makers.
  • Shaping public policy in frontier markets: liaising with ministerial and mayoral offices in seven countries.
  • Providing senior management with daily media briefs, weekly reviews and monthly impact assessment.
  • Managing outreach and CSR programmes with communities within areas of operations.
Jul 2006Aug 2014

Founder & Director

Orient Consulting Services

Independent PR consultancy providing integrated services from communications strategies to implementation and impact evaluation working for prestigious international organisations.

Apr 2001May 2005

Deputy Head, Middle East

Kroll Associates
  • Project and client management: gathering and analysing intelligence that helps manage reputational and commercial risks.
  • Marketing & PR function: organised breakfast briefings and thought leadership content.
  • Produced work for major law firms, financial institutions, the big four, media companies, energy companies, telecommunications & health.


Middle East Broadcasting Centre (MBC)
  • Journalist and producer of factual programmes responsible for programming on current affairs.
  • Produced promotional films, special launch and anniversary events attended by major political, cultural and sporting personalities.

Professional Development

  • Communications strategies workshop with the Government Communications Service, Public Sector Communications Academy.
  • Houses of Parliament Round Table discussions.
  • The European Centre for Foreign Relations discussions.
  • Conservative Middle East Council meetings.


Communities and Local Government.

  • Member of co-regulatory scrutiny panel responsible for improving landlord performance and services, and tenant protection.




University of Westminster

Film & Television



American University of Beirut

Business Administration