Madano has hired Michael Zdanowski as a Director and Head of Energy.

He joins from Edelman where he was UK Energy Lead and played a strong role in developing the firm’s UK and European energy business.

Michael will oversee a specialist energy practice that has grown year on year since its formation in 2013, with clients focused on renewables, nuclear and innovative energy technologies.

He said of his appointment: “I’m thrilled to be joining Madano which has one of the most impressive teams in the market dedicated to the energy sector. The expertise in the team is second to none and I look forward to leading the team as the energy market rapidly transitions to a low-carbon future. As new energy technologies shape and disrupt the market, the communications required to support these changes will be as important as the initiatives themselves.”

Michael’s expertise in energy stretches back throughout his career. He previously worked for Hill+Knowlton Strategies in London and Moscow, focusing on major reputational issues for energy, mining and industrial companies. During his time at H+K he was also seconded to Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and Egypt.   

Michael Evans, Managing Partner of Madano, added: “We continue to expand the talent across our business and build out what is already a leading energy practice. By combining tailored communications expertise with data-driven insights alongside creative and digital, we can offer integrated solutions delivered by talented people who truly understand our clients’ needs.” 

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