Instinctif Partners hires Rishi Bhattacharya to boost International Corporate Affairs team
Rishi Bhattacharya, Edelman’s former Managing Director for Energy and Industrials (Europe & CIS) and Global Energy Sector Chair, is to join international business communications consultancy Instinctif Partners as Managing Partner in its international Corporate practice.
Based in London, he will have a particular responsibility for helping to further grow and develop Instinctif Partners energy and industrial client portfolio, as well as adding further impetus to current international new business development, Instinctif Partners digital acceleration programmes and crisis management capabilities.
Tim Fallon, Managing Partner, Global Corporate, commented:
“I am delighted that someone of Rishi’s calibre and experience is joining Instinctif Partners. I have known him for many years and have always been a huge admirer of his deep insight, experience and understanding of the challenges our clients are facing in the modern environment.
“His ability to provide strategic counsel at the highest levels, whilst delivering high quality, high impact corporate reputation programmes across international and national marketplaces is second to none. As Instinctif Partners continues to grow rapidly, I’ve no doubt Rishi will become a significant hire.”
Rishi Bhattacharya commented:
“I am delighted to be joining Instinctif Partners at this juncture in its growth trajectory. It has a great combination of momentum, ambition and innovation.
“I look forward to delivering for Instinctif’s current and future client base and working with Tim and other colleagues here in London and across Instinctif Partners’ international network.”
Rishi joins Instinctif Partners from Edelman where he was most latterly interim Global Sector Chair for Energy as well as being Managing Director for Energy & Industrials in Europe and CIS. During his nine year tenure at Edelman, he also held roles including as Managing Director of A&R Edelman, the firm’s sister boutique consultancy. Before moving into communications, Rishi spent a decade in journalism, including as a political correspondent for ITV Granada and as a reporter on the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo, where he started his career.