Formed in 2006 in Dubai, WPR partners with clients and delivers a flexible range of PR services directly and – through associate partners – a broader portfolio of marcoms services across the region, including research, sponsorship, creative, and event management and support.

Since 2006, WPR has worked under an agreement with LEWIS, the global communications agency.


In addition to traditional media and analyst relations, LEWIS specializes in social media, digital marketing and creative services. It works with companies to implement integrated communications programs on an international scale. LEWIS works with leading and emerging brands across multiple sectors, including automotive, consumer, government, healthcare, insurance, legal, non-profit, technology and telecom. LEWIS has more than 25 wholly-owned offices across the US, EMEA and Asia Pacific, with regional headquarters in London, Munich, San Francisco and Singapore.

Jonathan Walsh

Managing Director, WPR jonathan_1

Jonathan has worked in senior positions in the Middle East over the last 20 years both for large Arab client organisations and regional and international PR and communications agencies. He has managed regional PR for some of the largest multinational client organisations. Having built a successful inhouse PR business for an award winning regional communications agency in Dubai, he then acquired the business and launched WPR in 2006. Prior to locating to the Middle East, Jonathan was head of PR for a division of a listed, UK-based multinational pharmaceutical/chemicals company, with global R&D, manufacturing and commercial operations.