Ashbury expands to Middle East with Dubai launch

Adgully Bureau |

Ashbury, a financial consultancy specializing in sustainability and technology communication for clients in the financial sector, has set up its first office outside of Asia in Dubai. This marks a significant expansion for the firm, which previously operated solely in Hong Kong and Singapore.

The Dubai office will begin with a team of two: Audrey Kabilova, formerly the communications VP at Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking in Hong Kong, will serve as associate director. Joining her is Jason Wincuinas, who is relocating from Ashbury's Hong Kong office as associate director and senior writer/editor.

Once visa approvals are finalized, both will officially join the new entity. The Dubai team will focus on supporting Ashbury's existing global clients in the Middle East while also advising regional clients on building their reputations and establishing thought leadership on a global and Asia-specific scale.

This expansion comes alongside the addition of a new client, Seagrass, a climate finance company based in Abu Dhabi and owned by E.ON. With the launch of the Dubai office, Ashbury now boasts three offices and a total team of 17 employees across Asia and the Middle East.

"Opening in the Middle East is a natural next step for Ashbury. The region is critical to the global energy transition and financing for innovation from climate technology to AI. It also has increasingly strong trade and investment links with markets in Asia, which is our heartland. We’re excited to work with global clients to articulate their opportunity in the Middle East, and with clients from within the region to illuminate a complex, fast-moving economic transformation that will impact the rest of the world," said Adam Harper, (pictured), founder and managing partner, Ashbury.