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EMIRALI

LEON

communications adviser  |  business founder  |  investor

Experience at the highest levels of business politics 

Throughout my career, I've had the privilege of being part of some of the most consequential moments of the last decade. From royal events and seismic political campaigns, to major IPOs and corporate crises; I have established a successful track record at the highest levels of business, government and politics.

In 2019, I was appointed as a senior aide to the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union at an historic time. I led the Cabinet Minister's personal media and communications activity throughout the re-negotiation of the Withdrawal Agreement, the 2019 General Election and the moment of the UK's departure from the EU. 

Following a Cabinet reshuffle, I served as a senior aide to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury. I worked closely with the Chief Secretary as the Government formulated and delivered an unprecedented economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prior to working in Westminster and Whitehall, I co-founded a successful and award-winning PR agency and was named in PR Week's '30 under 30' during this time. I made a profitable exit from the business following the acquisition of my shareholding in 2019. Since then, I have become a keen investor with holdings in property, major funds and  established tech companies, as well as a host of exciting high-growth start-ups. 

 

I currently advise an array of CEOs and C-Suite executives on public image management, stakeholder relations and special projects. 

Outside of work, I am proud to serve as a Trustee of a grant-giving youth charity and Governor at my old school. 

I am a regular commentator on current affairs and have written columns for The Times, Forbes and City AM, as well as providing insight to multiple national and international broadcast media. If you'd like to get in touch, please send an email or DM via Twitter. 

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Landmark work

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Making the PM dance

Consulting for Theresa May's Downing Street political team ahead of the 2018 Conservative Party Conference. Read more in PR Week here. 

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Royal
Wedding

Co-ordinating the global media presence at the royal wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex. 

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2021
Census

Leading PR around the 2021 Census, reaching multiple hard-to-reach audiences amongst the  28 million households in the United Kingdom. Read more in Campaign here.

Organisations
I've worked with

A selection of major organisations and institutions I've worked with :

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Recent Media Appearances

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