Campaign’s PR Faces to Watch 2021 — Riya Vatnani, Senior Account Manager, Cicero & Bernay

Campaign’s PR Faces to Watch 2021 — Riya Vatnani, Senior Account Manager, Cicero & Bernay

Age: 29

Nominated by Tariq Al Sharabi, Managing Director, Cicero & Bernay

Having obtained her Master’s degree in Marketing and Communication at the age of 22, Riya’s ambition is very clear in her day-to-day. She went from Account Executive to Senior Account Manager in a span of three & a half years, while executing award-winning campaigns for her clients. She’s an all-rounded communication professional with exceptional content creation skills who thrives on challenges and always ensures that she is in the know with the latest trends in the industry. A former finalist for Young Communicator of the Year at MEPRA, I’m truly proud to have Riya on the C&B team!


A no-holds-barred individual with performance as her mantra, Riya is in charge of some of the agency’s diverse and high-profile clients. She anticipates and surpasses client needs and as the pandemic required us to wear a multitude of hats, in Riya’s case, she took on the digital and creative requirements of her clients while also taking on the agency’s social media presence and becoming a project manager for the launch of the first-ever CSR report in MENA.

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