DUBAI — Global marketing and communications agency Team Lewis has launched its 25th international office, in Dubai.

The UAE operation, which launches with global client accounts including BlackBerry, will be led by Maha Ayash, who joins the agency from Four Communications, where she was an account director.

Ayash (pictured) has worked with clients across sectors including mobility, business advocacy, sustainability and aerospace, and is fluent in English and Arabic.

Team Lewis executive vice president for EMEA and APAC, Yvonne van Bokhoven, said: ‘‘The UAE and MENA region are lynchpins for many global industries. The opening of this office is an important step on our journey. Our clients asked us to open in this geography due to the significant market opportunities, and we responded.”

She added: “Maha is a talented specialist consultant with an international mindset. I’m excited about working with her to deliver world-class services for our clients in the UAE and beyond.”

Ayash said: “I am thrilled to join Team Lewis. I look forward to building a talented team to deliver integrated services to our current clients, as well as diversifying our client portfolio.”

Team Lewis now has 650 employees across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.