Alex Blake-Milton


Alex is a founding Partner of Brunswick Gulf. He joined in 2007 and continues to build the firm's MENA business. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the communications industry, including 15 in the Middle East. He advises a broad range of companies, financial institutions and government entities on corporate reputation development, M&A, IPO and other capital markets transactions. He leads the firm's crisis communications practice in the Middle East.

Prior to joining Brunswick, he held senior management positions with Commercial Bank of Qatar and with Standard Chartered Bank where he managed regional communications for Europe/US and then Middle East South Asia. He developed Standard Chartered's Government Relations and Reputational Risk programs, as well as supporting significant acquisitions in Asia and the Middle East.

Alex started his career at Occidental Petroleum, where he managed the company’s response to the Piper Alpha disaster, and later went on to be UK Head of External Relations and Marketing for Elf Aquitaine. Alex has an MSc in Public Relations from Stirling University, and an International Management Certificate from INSEAD.