Experience at the highest levels of business & politics
Leon Emirali is an entrepreneur, communications consultant and political commentator. Throughout his career, Leon has advised a number of high-profile politicians and business leaders, including the British Prime Minister and FTSE 100 CEOs. In 2019, Leon was appointed as a senior aide to the current Health Secretary, Rt Hon Steve Barclay MP, during his spell as Chief Secretary to the Treasury. Leon held this role at an historic time in Westminster, including the moment of the UK's withdrawal from the European Union, the 2019 General Election and the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2015, Leon co-founded a PR agency and was named in PR Week's '30 under 30' during this time. After a period of rapid growth, Leon's shareholding was acquired and he made a profitable exit from the business.
Today, Leon advises leaders in business and politics through his consultancy, Cinto Global. He is also an adviser to the public affairs practice at PLMR and the advertising agency, M&C Saatchi. In both 2022 and 2023, Leon was named by Spear's Magazine as a recommended reputation manager for high-net-worth-individuals.
Leon regularly appears in broadcast and print media, providing political analysis and insights to a range of media, including The Times, City AM, BBC News, Al-Jazeera and others.
I've worked with
A selection of major organisations and institutions I've worked with :