Nadia Damouni advises both public and private companies on communications strategy for significant business announcements, including M&A transactions, spin-offs and IPOs, and leads brand-building programs to increase executive visibility and promote reputation for her clients. Prior to joining Prosek, Nadia was a Senior Vice President in Edelman’s Financial Communications & Capital Markets division where she helped grow the firm’s special situations team.
Her asset management clients have included Canyon Capital LLC, Cartica Management, LLC, Fiera Capital Inc and Red Mountain Capital Partners LLC. She has also provided corporate counsel to Allergan Plc, Boyd Gaming Corporation, Crestone Peak Resources, Cushman & Wakefield, Darden Restaurants, Discovery Communications, Hewlett-Packard Inc, Journal Media Group, Key Safety Systems, Pitney Bowes Inc, PwC and Samsung Electronics.
She spent a majority of her career as a leading financial journalist covering mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and shareholder activism. During her time as a corporate board correspondent and team leader for mergers and acquisitions at Thomson Reuters, Nadia interviewed top leaders in corporate America and Wall Street.
Nadia has been nominated for several journalism awards, including a Gerald Loeb Award, and has moderated and presented on dozens of panels around the world, including the World Economic Forum in Davos. Nadia earned an MA in International Journalism from City University of London and holds a BA Honors Cum Laude in Communications from Richmond, The American International University in London.
Q & A
What are you most proud of in your public relations career?
Having transitioned from a breaking news reporter, blowing the lid off some of the biggest corporate board stories, to a career in PR where I can share my experiences and knowledge with my clients.
Name one thing most people don’t know about you.
I have an identical twin sister who is also in PR, and was a former journalist. Yes, we even went to the same college together.
How would your mother describe you?
You’re so diplomatic.
What are your greatest strengths as a public relations practitioner?
My ability to maintain an even-keel even during the most contentious situations.
What is your favorite food?
Middle-Eastern cuisine all the way.
Describe your perfect client.
One that works with me as a partner, wants to collaborate and is a trailblazer that is not afraid to take a few risks.
What three hobbies or activities do you enjoy most?
Cooking, pumping iron at the gym with my husband, and traveling to exotic locations.
What’s your favorite part of the workday?
First thing in the morning when everyone is energized and ready to combat whatever the day has in store.
Who would play you in the movie version of your life?
Is Gal Gadot available?
What is your favorite quote?
“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean