Careers Archive

May 09, 2022
Swapping large-cap energy for emerging tech: Q&A with Marcela Louzada, Azerion’s new vice president of IR
Last month, Azerion, the digital entertainment and media company, appointed Marcela Louzada to the newly created role of vice president of IR. She joined from Shell, where she spent nearly 18 years, most recently as director of IR. Louzada brings to Azerion the experience of helping Shell transform its IR approach over recent years – changes demanded by intense investor scrutiny on the energy sector. She also has plenty of experience in tech, having previously fou...
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May 04, 2022
Executive Compensation report now available
IR Magazine has released a new report examining company practice in executive compensation and how this relates to IR. The report investigates how much attention investors focus on executive pay and how this has changed in recent years, particularly as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.   Click here to download the report >>   ...
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Apr 28, 2022
Storegga names Michael Alsford as head of corporate finance and investor relations
UK carbon capture business Storegga has brought in sell-side analyst Michael Alsford to the newly created role of head of corporate finance and investor relations. Alsford joins from Citi, where he worked as a director in equity research focused on renewable energy and decarbonization strategies. Prior to that, he was an equity analyst at Morgan Stanley and Nomura. ‘We’re very lucky to have Michael on board,’ says Nick Cooper, CEO of Storegga, in a stat...
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Apr 20, 2022
Gary LaBranche to lead risk-management association RIMS
Gary LaBranche, who is leaving NIRI after five years at the helm, has been named as the new CEO of RIMS, a risk-management society. LaBranche is taking over from RIMS veteran Mary Roth who announced her retirement in late 2021 after 37 years with the association. He takes up his new role on June 1, following a period as special adviser to Matt Brusch, chief operating officer at NIRI, who has been appointed interim president and CEO as the world’s largest IR associ...
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Apr 13, 2022
Gary LaBranche of NIRI on ESG, retail investors and legacy
Gary LaBranche bookended his five-year tenure at the top of NIRI, the world’s largest IR association, by attending the IR Magazine Awards – US in 2017 and 2022. LaBranche has been praised by NIRI for his ‘outstanding leadership’ and for strengthening the organization, advancing the IR profession and navigating through the Covid-19 pandemic. ...
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Apr 08, 2022
IR mentorship schemes will be a lasting legacy of the pandemic
At the best of times, investor relations can be an isolated role. IR teams tend to be small, often with just a single practitioner. There may be no-one else in the organization to bounce ideas off or simply chat about how the day went. That isolation got worse for IROs – as it did for all employees – during the Covid-19 pandemic. From March 2020, home working became the norm, creating a new set of professional and personal challenges for IROs to deal with. It’...
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Apr 07, 2022
Six-month review: Nate Pollack of ON24
Former sell-sider Nate Pollack joined webcasting and virtual event platform operator ON24 in August 2021, just months after the San Francisco-based company raised more than $420 mn in its NYSE IPO, giving it a valuation of more than $3 bn. Prior to ON24, Pollack had worked in IR at companies Stitch Fix, Forescout Technologies and Symantec...
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Mar 22, 2022
General Motors names Ashish Kohli as vice president of investor relations
General Motors has appointed Ashish Kohli as the company’s new vice president of investor relations. He joins from Chipotle Mexican Grill where he served as global head of IR. Kohli has extensive IR experience across a range of sectors. Previously, he worked as vice president of IR at Walgreens Boots Alliance, director of IR at Walgreens and vice president of corporate strategy at Vermillion. ...
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