Dana Shell Smith
Dana Shell Smith

Teneo has named Dana Shell Smith, former US ambassador to Qatar, as a senior advisor to help plot its growth across the Middle East and Africa.

As ambassador from 2014 to 2017, Smith fostered military and security cooperation, investment opportunities and promoted partnerships in education, sports and culture.

She also did postings in Dubai, Taipei, Gaza, Tel Aviv and Cairo.

From 2011 to 2017, Smith served as Assistant Secretary of State for PA, where she managed strategic communications, global media relations and crisis management for Secretaries Hillary Clinton and John Kerry.

CEO Paul Keary said Teneo’s “multinational clients are increasingly interested in expanding and deepening their operations and relationships across the region where Ambassador Smith is incredibly well respected.”

She also will serve as a principal at Teneo’s WestExec Advisors unit.