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Aug 17, 2023

What Gen Z really wants from IR careers, plus how to talk demergers and retail investing with your shareholders: Ticker 141

In the latest episode of The Ticker podcast, IR Magazine reporter Noemi Distefano speaks to Francesco Tambini, IR practitioner and ESG analyst at Switzerland-based fintech company Leonteq.

As a Gen Z IRO, Tambini talks career expectations and how the skills needed to perform the IR role today are changing, and delves into what the next generation of IROs are looking for in a company and a mentor.

Reporter Hemma Visavadia speaks to Sonya Ghobrial, head of IR at British multinational company Haleon and former head of IR at GSK, about how to effectively manage communication with a global shareholder base during corporate transactions.

In addition, IR Magazine editor-in-chief- James Beech talks with Felix Tabary, co-founder and CEO of New York-based fintech start-up Troop. Tabary addresses the status of shareholder activism and shares top tips for IR teams on retail investor behavior, expectations and engagement.

The Ticker is presented in partnership with Pulse by, providing tools for IR teams to engage retail shareholders. Find out more at

In this episode you will hear:

  • What skillsets Gen Z IROs bring to the industry
  • What Gen Z IROs expect from companies and mentors
  • How to manage shareholder communications during corporate transactions
  • How to target and engage retail investor audiences

The Ticker podcast provides listeners with insights into cutting-edge issues of the day for investor relations professionals.

The series features interviews with IR experts bringing a global perspective, actionable insights and commentary on trending topics. These include sustainability, activism, corporate access, regulation and more.

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