Maria Cohn | Managing Director | FTI Consulting
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Maria Cohn

Maria Cohn

  • Managing Director
  • Strategic Communications
  • T: +971 4437 2106
  • F: +971 4 437 2199
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    • PO Box 71253, Office 804, Level 8
    • South Tower Emirates Financial Towers
    • Dubai International Financial Centre
    • Dubai
    • United Arab Emirates
    • T: +971 4 437 2100
    • F: +971 4 437 2199
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Maria Cohn is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting. She heads the Public Affairs and Government Relations practice and is based in Dubai. She is in the Strategic Communications segment and heads the Public Affairs and Government Relations practice. Maria also oversees coordination of FTI Consulting’s affiliates across the Middle East and Africa.

She is a strategic communications specialist with over 10 years of experience advising companies on public affairs, government relations, and corporate reputation management as part of complex, multi-country and regional mandates.

Her most recent projects have included setting up the public policy function for the Middle East and Africa for Mastercard and advising Virgin Hyperloop One on its communications and government relations in the Middle East. Maria has also advised the Ooredoo Group, with operations spanning North Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, on their corporate communications strategy and international positioning.

Maria joined FTI Consulting’s UAE team in 2015 after spending 7 years in Brussels, where she was leading the public affairs and political communications strategies for many international companies. During her time in Brussels, she also managed the secretariats of several European associations and industry platforms.

Prior to moving to Brussels, she worked as an International Trade consultant at the Economic & Commercial Office of the Spanish Embassy in Stockholm supporting Spanish companies seeking to export to or establish operations in Sweden and Latvia.

A German / Spanish national, Maria holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Kent (UK).

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