Razi Rahman

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Razi Rahman
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Razi Rahman is managing director of Bell Pottinger Public Affairs political division.


Rahman spent seven years, between 2000 and 2007, as assistant political secretary to Tony Blair at 10 Downing Street. In 2005 he also missed out on being selected as the Labour candidate for the seat of Brent South.

He was then appointed deputy managing director of APCO Worldwide. In 2011, he left APCO to set up Centreground Political Communications with former co-worker at 10 Downing Street and APCO, Darren Murphy.[1]

In 2014 Centreground Political Communications was bought by Bell Pottinger Communications, and Rahman became managing director of Bell Pottinger Political.[2]


Rahman reportedly worked closely with FBC Media after APCO was forced out of working openly with the Malaysian Government. [3]



See: Fracking lobbying firms


  1. David Singleton Razi Rahman is second senior lobbyist to quit APCO in weeks PR Week, 13 October 2011, accessed 28 October 2014
  2. David Singleton Bell Pott bags ex-Gove aide Public Affairs News, 28 October 2014, accessed 28 October 2014
  3. Not 'Cool' To Look A Fool - Tony Blair's PR People Behind Psy Fiasco!, sarawakreport.org, 13 February 2013, accessed August 2015