LONDON--Lewis PR is to open 10 new offices over the next two years as part of a global expansion plan.

The initiative will focus on key growth markets, including BRIC  (Brazil, Russia, India, China) and MIST (Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey) regions.

The first of the 10 is Lewis Bangalore, which launched this month under the leadership of Cijo Mathew, joining other Lewis Asia-Pacific offices in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.

“There remain many uncertainties about the global economy, but now is the time to invest," said Lewis CEO Chris Lewis. "We have enjoyed 17 years of consecutive growth and further investment into our infrastructure will help continue that success.”

Recruitment for new leadership positions at the new offices has begun, with the firm expecting to announce at least two new operations this quarter.