Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation

Teneo has inked a $2M contract to provide communications and media relations services to the Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation, which promotes social development in the United Arab Emirates.

The Foundation focuses on art, culture, healthcare, early childhood development and heritage. Its Muntada ("forum in Arabia), program features seminars of thought leaders and innovators from the UAE and internationally.

It was founded by the wife of Sheikh Mohamed bi Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi's crown prince and deputy supreme commander of the UAE armed forces

Teneo's contract went into effect April 12 and runs through the end of the year.

It covers stakeholder research, narrative development, communications vision/strategy, crisis preparedness/response strategy and media outreach.

Doug Band, Teneo co-founder and counselor to president Clinton, and Robert Mead, president and former Brunswick Group partner and Aetna senior VP-marketing and communications, lead the firm's 14-member team working on the Foundation's business.