NEW YORK — Former Edelman leader Russell Dubner has joined Boston Consulting Group to lead global communications.

As a senior partner and global chief communications officer, Dubner will be leading BCG’s communications teams around the world, with responsibility for the firm’s positioning and reputation.

In the newly created role, Dubner also will advise clients on issues involving trust, leadership and stakeholder strategies — areas of increased focus for BCG. He will work closely with BCG’s global CEO Christoph Schweizer, to whom he reports, as well as the company’s global executive and operating committees.

"As BCG reaches new heights, our commitment to leading with integrity, with courage, and with purpose remains unwavering,” Schweizer said. “Russell’s experience and expertise, both with trust and leadership and in running world-class communications, will continue to strengthen our role amongst leaders around the world."

Dubner brings to BCG experience gleaned over nearly three decades with Edelman, where he served as global vice chairman before his departure at the end of last year.

His exit came less than a year after he was elevated from US CEO to global vice chairman and chair of the Edelman Trust Institute.  Dubner started with Edelman as an account executive, eventually rising up the ranks to lead Edelman's New York operation. He spent nearly seven years as the firm's US CEO.

Said Dubner, “The disruption, accelerated timeframe, and global upheaval of the last two years has only underscored how critical navigating issues around trust is for leaders everywhere. Building on BCG’s work, I look forward to bringing a new lens to the next lines of inquiry and trust-driven transformation for our clients.”