IR Careers newsletter: July 2017

Jul 31, 2017
<p>Catch up on the latest moves in the IR industry</p>

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Atento, the Brazilian provider of customer relationship management solutions, has appointed Shay Chor as corporate treasurer and IR director. He joins from Goldman Sachs where he worked on the equity sales desk covering Brazilian and US investors. Prior to that, he worked as head of equity sales at Banco Santander Brasil between 2009 and 2011. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Brazilian Institute for Capital Markets.

Baker Hughes GE
Phil Mueller has been appointed vice president of investor relations at the newly formed Baker Hughes, a GE company. The company was created in July when GE bought out Baker Hughes and merged it with its own oil field services operation. A long-serving GE employee, Mueller most recently ran IR at GE Oil & Gas. Prior to that, he was CFO of the drilling business within the same division.

Charlotte Street Partners
Charlotte Street Partners, the communications adviser based in London and Edinburgh, has announced two new hires. Martha Walsh joins from Tulchan where she worked for more than six years. Her work at Tulchan included heading the IR effort for BBA Aviation. Sabina Kadic-Mackenzie will join in September from Shelter Scotland, the homeless charity, where she is senior communications officer.

Deutsche Asset Management
Deutsche Asset Management has appointed Oliver Flade as its first head of IR as the fund management arm prepares to go public, according to a report by Financial News. He reports to Claire Peel, CFO of Deutsche AM. Prior to his new role, Flade was head of IR, public affairs and research at Postbank and also worked as a fund manager at Allianz Global Investors.

Edison International
Edison International has appointed Sam Ramraj as vice president of IR at the California-headquartered generator and distributor of electrical power. He joins from Tesoro Corporation, where he was vice president of IR, and prior to that held a variety of IR roles at URS Corporation. Before IR, he worked on the sell side at banks including Lehman Brothers and Salomon Smith Barney. Ramraj succeeds Scott Cunningham, who retired at the end of June.

Intercontinental Exchange
Intercontinental Exchange, the exchange and clearing house operator that owns the NYSE, has named Warren Gardiner as its new vice president of investor relations. Previously, he worked as director of equity research for financial information and exchanges at Evercore ISI. He succeeds Kelly Loeffler who ran IR as well as marketing and communications. She will continue to lead marketing and communications as a senior vice president.

Kirkland Lake Gold
As part of a raft of executive changes, Kirkland Lake Gold, the Canadian mid-tier gold producer, has named Mark Utting as vice president of investor relations. Most recently, Utting served as vice president of IR at Tahoe Resources. Prior to that, he held IR roles at Lake Shore Gold, Extendicare REIT, Dynatec and Rio Algom.

PPG, the Pittsburgh-headquartered paints and coatings company, has named John Bruno as director of investor relations. Most recently he served as PPG’s chief financial officer for Asia-Pacific. He has worked at the firm for more than 20 years in a variety of locations. Previous roles have included director of corporate audit services, corporate controller for EMEA and interim chief compliance officer.

Kate Ferry, formerly group corporate affairs director responsible for IR, media relations, public affairs and CSR at Dixons Carphone, has been named as the UK telecom group’s new CFO. The Durham University graduate and chartered accountant started her career in audit at PwC, subsequently spending 11 years in equity research covering the retail sector at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and Merrill Lynch.

Tulchan Communications
Catherine James, the former head of IR at Diageo, has joined Tulchan Communications as a senior consultant. James ran IR at the drinks company from 1997 until last year. Tulchan also announced the hire of three other senior advisers: Lord Feldman of Elstree, a former UK Conservative Party chairman; Sue Clark, who ran SAB Miller’s European beer business; and Sanjiv Misra, who is chairman of the Asia-Pacific advisory board for Apollo Management.

TUI Group
TUI Group has announced that Peter Krüger, a 13-year veteran of Deutsche Bank, will take over as group director of investor relations. Along with running TUI’s seven-strong IR team, he will lead strategic and financial projects, the company says in a statement. His most recent position was managing director. Krüger succeeds Andy Long, who left TUI at the beginning of the year, says a spokesperson for the company.
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Valeant Pharmaceuticals International
Arthur Shannon has joined Valeant Pharmaceuticals International as senior vice president of investor relations and communications. An experienced IR practitioner, he arrives from Perrigo where he was vice president of global corporate affairs and European investor relations. Prior to that, he held roles at Thomson Financial and Dynegy. He succeeds Scott Hirsch who is taking on the role of senior vice president and chief business strategy officer.

Wells Fargo
Jim Rowe, executive vice president and director of IR at Wells Fargo, has been promoted to lead a new department at the company called stakeholder relations. The new department will cover IR, corporate communications, government policy and public policy. Previously IR was part of the enterprise financial and information technology part of the business. Wells Fargo plans to name a new director of IR.
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