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Prateek Allapur

Chief of Staff, Office of the Executive Chairman

Prateek Allapur is based in APCO Worldwide’s Washington, D.C. headquarters, where he serves as Chief of Staff in the office of APCO’s founder and executive chairman, coordinating a global team on client servicing and business development efforts.

In this role, he works closely with APCO’s teams and offices across over 30 markets around the world, ensuring alignment in resources and capabilities and driving consistency of service across the firm.

At APCO, Mr. Allapur has designed and implemented reputation and communications programs for some of the world’s leading brands, advised political leaders and CEOs on sensitive crises and leaderships transitions, and worked with some of the world’s most admired foundations and non-profit organizations on social impact programs.

Mr. Allapur brings a keen understanding of the global political economy to advise clients as they engage in a rapidly changing world. His experience has spanned the globe, having assembled client service teams and supported client engagements in the United States, China, India, Switzerland, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Israel, Kenya, Russia, Singapore, Malaysia and beyond.

Mr. Allapur has lived and worked in several cities around the world, including Washington, D.C., Beijing, Shanghai, Boston, Bangalore and Hyderabad. He earned his Bachelor of Arts with Honors in International Relations from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. A dual national of India and the United States, he is fluent in English and Hindi and has working proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and French.