Doug Band identifies as a foreign agent
DOUG BAND REGISTERS AS A FOREIGN AGENT: Doug Band, the former aide to President Bill Clinton who started the consulting firm Teneo with Declan Kelly in 2011, has registered as a foreign agent for the first time.
— Teneo will develop a “strategic positioning plan” for Neom’s chief executive, work on a “targeted narrative for all engagement” and handle crisis management and communications for Neom, according to a disclosure filed with the Justice Department. The contract runs through Oct. 31 and is worth 7.9 million Saudi riyals, or about $2.1 million. The contract also provides for up to 500,000 riyals, or more than $130,000, in expenses.
— Neom has attracted controversy since the killing of Jamal Khashoggi last year, which led former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and others to withdraw from Neom’s advisory board. Andrew Liveris, a former chairman and chief executive of Dow Chemical who’s now a senior adviser at Teneo, remains on the board, according to Teneo’s website. Liveris hasn’t registered as a foreign agent.