Delivering Results in Arabia
A Trusted Guide for a Changing Landscape.
Our legacy in the Gulf spans 165 years. We understand the unique context of this region where trust is the critical currency. Our ability to advocate at the nexus of local business, government, policy, finance and economic development is unparalleled. We execute innovative, dynamic campaigns that deliver results.
Our History in the Region
The Quincy Group’s name honors the beginning of the U.S.-Saudi relationship. In 1945, following the Yalta conference, President Franklin Roosevelt boarded the U.S.S. Quincy and steamed south toward the Suez Canal for a secret meeting with King Abdulaziz ibn Saud, the founding king of Saudi Arabia. This famous meeting was the beginning of seven decades of unique friendship between the Kingdom and the United States.
The meeting was orchestrated and translated by Colonel Bill Eddy, who is described by historian Thomas Lippman as, “the nearest thing the United States has to Lawrence of Arabia”. Eddy was the great-uncle of our founder, Kenneth Close, who is the sixth generation of a family that has lived and worked in the Arab world since the mid-nineteenth century. These deep roots in the region bring an important bond of trust to our practice of corporate diplomacy.