Lawrence McDonnell is based in the United Kingdom and is a Public Relations and Communications expert who provides a strong focus on consumer and corporate crisis communications. He is a former BBC correspondent and Bureau Chief in the region, with more than 20 years of experience working across Russian-speaking markets.
Lawrence’s experience includes first response and deployment to the scene of a major air crash in Russia with the loss of all passengers and crew. He subsequently worked with the airline in engaging with key stakeholders, including media, family representatives and government authorities. Other experience includes a response to a hostile takeover of the Russian business of a major US corporation and a response to a Russian shopping mall fire with multiple lives lost. He speaks English, Russian and French.