Safiya Ghori-Ahmad, who served as special advisor on Pakistan and Afghanistan for Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, has signed as senior director and global PA lead at APCO Worldwide’s Washington office.
She also served on the staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, focusing on economic, political risk and elections in South Asia.
Ghori-Ahmad joins the fifth largest independent PR firm from McLarty Associates, where she advised investors and multinationals on government affairs and go-to-market strategies.
APCO CEO Brad Staples said Ghori-Ahmad has the command of the intricate relationships at the intersection of government and business in DC, and key markets.
She has the “experience and insights to further augment APCO's global network and market-leading ability to help clients in multiple geographies simultaneously,” he added.