Careers Monthly archive

Jun 24, 2020
Opinion: Where are the minority voices in IR?
I love our industry, but when aspiring IR professionals of color seek my advice, it can be hard to put that love in credible terms. Often, they ask not just about the industry, but about how its dynamics work – or don’t – for people like us. The question is fraught with frustration for me. For 20 years, I’ve heard talk of diversity as a corporate value, but little has changed: I have spent most of my career as the only person of color in the room. Jus...
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Jun 23, 2020
Investor relations leaders take on CFO roles
While the number of IR professionals joining the C-suite has grown steadily over the years, it remains a relatively rare occurrence. This June, however, a string of IR leaders have made the step up to a CFO role in the US market.  Ingersoll Rand, the large-cap producer of industrial equipment, has promoted Vikram Kini from head of IR and financial planning & analysis to CFO. Over the last 10 years, Kini has held a range of senior finance roles at Gardner Denver...
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Jun 10, 2020
CIRI elects Nathalie Megann of Chorus Aviation as new board chair
CIRI has announced the election of Nathalie Megann, vice president of IR and corporate affairs at Chorus Aviation, as chair of its national board of directors.  She takes over the position from Denis Jasmin, vice president of IR at SNC-Lavalin, who has completed his two-year term.  Megann has more than 25 years’ experience in the aviation industry. Following roles at InterCanadian and Air Nova, she joined Jazz Aviation in 2000, later becoming the ...
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Jun 09, 2020
15 questions with Cargotec
1. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN IR? I have been head of IR at Finnish large-cap companies for 10 years. 2. WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE IR? I spent 10 years at Nordea, working first in product development, then as vice president and relationship manager for corporate customers, then the last three years as a sell-side equity analyst in Nordea Markets. 3. WHAT ARE YOUR QUALIFICATIONS? I have a master’s degree in economics and business administrat...
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Jun 05, 2020
SEB names Pawel Wyszynski as head of investor relations
SEB, the Swedish financial services company, has announced the appointment of Pawel Wyszynski as head of investor relations, effective September 2020. Wyszynski joins from EQT Partners, a global investment firm, where he was director of shareholder relations. Before that, he worked in investor relations for three years at European bank Nordea. Prior to working in IR, Wyszynski spent several years as an equity research analyst covering European banking stocks....
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Jun 04, 2020
‘They have different levels of ambition and confidence’: Today’s IR leaders broaden their remit
Investor relations professionals are increasingly combining IR with other responsibilities, according to recruitment consultants.  Many IR leaders today manage additional areas such as strategy, corporate development, corporate affairs and financial planning, while IR teams are also taking ownership of sustainability and ESG programs.  The trend speaks to the growth in experience and stature of the individuals running IR departments, says Oskar Yasar, manag...
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