Fergi Varghese

Partner at Chrysalis C&C

Based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Fergi brings specialist hands-on experience in internal, crisis, direct, leadership communications and institutional relations.

Before founding the strategic consulting company Chrysalis C&C in 2013, where he serves as senior partner, Fergi  led corporate communications at Siemens for its 14-country Middle East region, taking it through intensive periods of reputational and organisational change and transformation.

Previously, Fergi was client services head at International Public Relations/Shandwick. He has worked with clients such as Philips, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Siemens, World Economic Forum, Groupe Accor, TNT Express, SigmaKalon, The Disney Channel and Mashreq. On the public side, he has worked with various bodies of the governments of the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, among others.

An Indian citizen, Fergi started his career as a business journalist and has studied at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard Business School. He is based in Dubai, travels around the world as his client work requires and spends time with his family in the US and India.