HAMZA AKHTAR

Communications Assistant

HAMZA AKHTAR

Communications Assistant

Growing up in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, Hamza grew up learning about the implications of the political process and the influences that surround it. His experience working in a variety of sectors and roles, ranging from nonprofits to the restaurant industry, has honed a distinctly globalized perspective that he brings to ROKK.

As a Communications Assistant, Hamza works with multiple account teams, staying updated on client interests through research and media monitoring, strengthening media relationships and coverage, and drafting and editing written materials such as press releases, client memos and marketing presentations.

WHY HAMZA BELONGS IN THE ROOM

01

He knows how to work in a team.

Hamza has had the opportunity to work in a multitude of teams, including working on an independent film production, being a part of several team based research projects at college, while also playing in musical ensembles for over 6 years. Collaboration, communication and empathy are at the heart of being an effective team member for Hamza.

02

He exemplifies effective research.

With a double major in Political Science and History from Knox College, Hamza has been able to refine his ability to research complex contemporary issues while identifying their significance from a historical standpoint. He designed his major to focus more on foreign policymaking and has an acute interest in the US’s policies in the Middle East and North Africa.

03

He brings a diverse perspective to ROKK.

By working in a variety of sectors, Hamza has been able to develop a dynamic skill set. From the restaurant sector, he developed his strong interpersonal skills, while his time in information technology services vastly expanded his technological literacy. Having worked in a nonprofit that advocates for marginalized groups, Hamza acquired a unique perspective on social issues and their impact on those communities.

GOOD TO KNOW

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:

3

FAVORITE TV:

Curb Your Enthusiasm, Succession, Game of Thrones (minus the last season!)

HOBBIES:

Loves cooking food from his home country, playing guitar whether at home or at a gig, and thoroughly enjoys board games of all types.

FUN FACT

Hamza has met 2 Oscar winners, Russell Crow in New York, and hosted Sean Penn in his family restaurant in Pakistan.