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Senior Associate, Beijing
“Communications is all about making sure the right content is delivered at the right time to the right people.”
“I work with clients to decide what they want to be known for, and then help them communicate that to the outside world.”
“Send a lot of emails, read replies, make a few calls, go to meetings, then send more email.”
Managing Director, New York
“Anticipate my clients’ problems and opportunities. Develop strategies to help accomplish their goals. Then get it done.”
BiographyAnya Bailey has extensive experience of working with global companies on their corporate communications and cross-border campaigns as well as reputation and issues management. Anya moved to Tokyo in 2006 where she joined Kreab Gavin Anderson, a PR agency focused on corporate and financial communications. Prior to her move to Tokyo, Anya spent almost a decade in London working in strategic corporate communications for Financial Dynamics (now part of FTI Consulting) as well as in-house at the London Stock Exchange. Previous clients have included defence contractors, technology companies, financial institutions and large retail organizations with cross-border assignments spanning Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Asia. Anya has a first-class honours degree in International Relations from the University of Leeds and a Masters (with Distinction) in Middle Eastern Politics and Economics from SOAS, University of London.
BiographyMichael Abrahams, a partner in the New York City office of Finsbury, is currently based in Amsterdam serving as the interim head of Global Communications for Royal Ahold N.V., one of the world’s largest food retailers. In this role, Michael oversees the company’s internal and external communications, investor relations and public affairs functions across Europe and the United States. He is also helping to manage communications for Ahold’s proposed US$30 billion merger with Brussels-based Delhaize Group. At Finsbury, Michael works with senior executives at companies across a range of industries on complicated reputation, litigation, financial and workplace issues. He has deep experience with major corporate crises in the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Asia as well as a range of high-profile special situations, including mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies, union and activist campaigns, and CEO transitions. His work also includes an extensive focus on leadership strategy, social responsibility, stakeholder engagement, internal cultural change and outreach across digital, social and mobile platforms. In addition, he works closely with senior executives, board members and staff to help structure in-house communications operations for maximum impact. Michael previously worked in Washington, DC, overseeing communications for National Public Radio (NPR). He began his career in the political arena, managing grassroots legislative affairs for NPR, handling policy matters for a national trade association and serving with several political campaigns. Michael holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and an M.A. in Politics and Public Policy from the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University.
BiographyEd Adler is a Partner at Finsbury, where he represents clients in traditional and digital media, marketing, financial and professional services, entertainment, and tech. Ed has expertise in all aspects of corporate communications including reputation management, brand building, and crisis, internal, and financial communications. A highly respected communications professional, he managed global corporate communications at Time Warner Inc. before going on to build a successful strategic communications practice. Ed was EVP, Corporate Communications for Time Warner Inc. from 2004 to 2010. In a decades-long career at the company, Adler reported to three consecutive CEOs and supervised communications between the individual operating divisions advising on mergers, acquisitions and management shifts. He also provided expert solutions to corporate public crises and worked side-by-side with investor relations and public policy teams. Prior to that, he held several high-profile communications positions for the company and worked as a programming executive for HBO and as a reporter for Time magazine. A native New Yorker, he holds a B.A. from Vassar College and a M.A. in Journalism from NYU. He is on the board of the City Parks Foundation, the Vassar College President’s Advisory Committee and an honorary board member of New York Cares. He is listed in Who’s Who In America.
Adam advises clients on strategic communications and public policy. Before he joined the firm, he was Deputy Political Director in 10 Downing St, providing public policy, communications and campaigns advice to the Prime Minister and to the Chancellor. He was also part of the core senior team during the Conservative Party’s 2015 general election campaign. Before that he was Head of the Political Section and Treasury policy in the Conservative Research Department in Conservative Campaign HQ.