Pakistan’s leading perception management company, CMC, has appointed Faisal Siddiqi as its Chief Operating Officer (COO). In his new capacity, he will be responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership in all activities pursued by the company with special emphasis on public advocacy and perception management.
Faisal, who holds a Masters in Physics, started his career in 1999 and has been serving the company as its Vice President, Account Management & Business Development for the last five years. In his new position as Vice President & COO, Faisal is expected to infuse greater focus in bringing in international best practices in line with Ketchum’s world-class guidelines and offer additional support to CMC’s growing portfolio of clients.
Expressing his views, Syed Jawaid Iqbal, President & CEO, CMC said, “CMC takes great pride in the fact that its professional culture and practices have helped groom a future leader who is now at the helm of affairs in the company. We look forward to immensely benefiting from Faisal’s rich experience and professional dedication in driving the organization forward in these challenging yet exciting times.”
CMC is one of Pakistan’s leading perception management and communications firms and the exclusive affiliate of Ketchum, USA in the country. Ketchum is part of the largest global public relations networks, operating in more than 72 countries. It ranks 4th in the top 10 Global PR Agency Rankings (2018).
CMC has fully functional offices in Karachi and Islamabad that offer a full portfolio of public relations, media management, community development, government relations, perception management, strategic counseling, crisis management, behavioral change communication, political grooming, parliamentary relations and public advocacy services.
It is the only firm in Pakistan with equally strong advertising and publishing wings. Leveraging the power of its comprehensive range of capabilities, CMC serves a portfolio of some of the world’s leading multinational and national companies, including Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, PTCL, Novartis, Indus Motor Company (Toyota), TCS, Oxford University Press, Jaffer Business Systems, SICPA Inks and Pakistan Banks Association, among others.