Careers Monthly archive

Feb 28, 2019
Women in IR report now available
Over the past few years IR Magazine has identified a gender gap in the salary and career experiences of IR professionals. IR Magazine’s latest report goes deeper into the issue by examining the circumstances under which women and men are treated differently – and, indeed, equally – in their pay and seniority. The report does this by investigating three factors: an IR professional’s previous role, the additional responsibilities in his or he...
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Feb 28, 2019
Northwest Biotherapeutics hires former buy-sider as new IR head
Maryland-based Northwest Biotherapeutics has named David Innes as its vice president of investor relations. Innes brings more than 31 years of experience in managing portfolios at Wall Street firms and a degree in biology, says Northwest Biotherapeutics in a statement, and joins at a ‘pivotal time’ in the firm’s history. Northwest is currently developing personalized immune therapies for solid tumor cancers and Innes will further strengthen the relation...
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Feb 22, 2019
Nursel Ilgen leaves TAV and takes new role at Koç Holding
Award-winning head of IR Nursel Ilgen has stepped down from her role at TAV Airport Holdings after more than 12 years with the company, taking a position with Koç Holding. Ali Ozgu Caneri and Besim Meric are currently sharing Ilgen’s IR responsibilities. Caneri has been with the company since 2011, while Meric joined TAV in 2009. Ilgen, who led the TAV IR team since 2006 and was also a member of the corporate governance committee, has taken the role of inv...
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Feb 21, 2019
Fox Corporation appoints new head of IR
Fox Corporation has named Joseph Dorrego as its chief investor relations officer and executive vice president of corporate initiatives. Dorrego will lead the development and execution of the investor relations program and oversee various initiatives at Fox Corporation, the company which will be spun-off as part of Walt Disney’s merger with 21st Century Fox (21CF). He will report to John Nallen, chief operating officer (COO) of Fox Corporation. Dorreg...
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Feb 15, 2019
Achillion Pharmaceuticals’ head of IR takes on CFO role
US-based Achillion Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, has appointed Brian Di Donato to the position of senior vice president and CFO. Di Donato has more than 20 years of financial and leadership experience and assumes responsibility for finance, accounting and treasury as well as continuing to lead investor relations. ‘Brian joined the Achillion team in August 2018 and has already made significant contributions alongside the new ma...
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Feb 15, 2019
Continental names engineer as new head of IR
German tire manufacturer Continental has named engineer and former Linde head of investor relations as its new IR chief after Rolf Woller stepped down at the end of 2018. Bernard Wang – a Princeton University electrical engineering graduate with many years’ capital markets and IR experience – took on the role at the start of January.  Wang, who comes most recently from Linde where he was head of IR since the end of 2016, also boasts an MBA from the Eur...
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Feb 13, 2019
Publicis Groupe appoints new head of IR
French advertising and PR firm Publicis Groupe has appointed Alessandra Girolami as vice president of IR and strategic financial planning, effective March 4. She will report to Jean-Michel Etienne, group CFO and a member of the board of Publicis Groupe. Chi-Chung Lo, investor relations officer, will continue to handle relations with investors, shareholders and analysts, and report to Girolami. Most recently head of IR with Swiss building materials multination...
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