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Apr 28, 2021
Luminar Technologies appoints heads of legal and IR
Luminar Technologies has announced the appointment of Alan Prescott as chief legal officer and Trey Campbell as vice president of investor relations. The company listed on Nasdaq in December 2020, following a merger with special purpose acquisition company Gores Metropoulos. Prescott joins Luminar from Tesla, where he spent four years, including a recent stint as its general counsel. Before working at Tesla, he served as senior counsel for Uber’s Advanced T...
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Apr 20, 2021
Wirtualna Polska Holding names former analyst as IR lead
Warsaw-headquartered Wirtualna Polska Holding, a Polish online media and e-commerce group, has named Małgorzata Żelazko as director of investor relations and financial analysis. Żelazko joins the company after almost eight years at PKO BP bank where she served as an equity analyst covering the TMT sector. During her time on the sell side, Żelazko was recognized for her efforts: in both 2020 and 2021, she was voted as the number one analyst in the TMT sector by P...
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Apr 20, 2021
VEON names Alex Bolis as group head of corporate strategy, communications and IR
VEON, the Amsterdam-based telecommunications company, has appointed Alex Bolis as group head of corporate strategy, communications and investor relations.  He joined on April 1 and reports to group CEO Kaan Terzioğlu, according to a company announcement.  Most recently, Bolis was a partner in management and shareholder services at FB Group. Prior to that, he spent more than 20 years with Gruppo TIM, Italy’s largest telecommunications provider, whe...
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Apr 19, 2021
New IR society launches in Poland
‘I think we were the first IR society to launch virtually,’ says Michael Chojnacki, director at corporate access firm Closir and one of the founding members of the new Polish Investor Relations Society. ‘Unfortunately, that means we haven’t had the drinks reception yet.’ The new society conducted a snap poll ahead of its launch, with Polish IR respondents saying they wanted to hear more about ...
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Apr 15, 2021
Wärtsilä names Hanna-Maria Heikkinen as vice president of investor relations
Wärtsilä, the Finish technology company, has appointed Hanna-Maria Heikkinen as its new vice president of investor relations, effective July 1. She will report to CFO Arjen Berends and succeeds Natalia Valtasaari, who is taking on a new role outside the company.  Heikkinen will join from Cargotec, where she currently holds the position of vice president of IR, media relations and external communications.  ‘I’m excited to join Wärtsilä and its...
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Apr 13, 2021
Charting a path for IR into the C-suite
What separates top executives from competent managers? In the corporate world and on Wall Street, it really doesn’t matter who you know; all that ever matters is who knows you. And ensuring you are relevant enough to be remembered is more about having the emotional maturity to know what matters and what doesn’t. Investor relations is one of the only enterprise roles with no internal competition. It’s certainly one of the most visible functions at any...
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Apr 13, 2021
OneMain Financial hires head of investor relations
OneMain Financial has appointed Peter Poillon as its new head of investor relations. Poillon joined the company on April 12 and reports into Micah Conrad, OneMain Financial’s CFO. Poillon joined First Data Corporation in 2015 as the company went public in the largest IPO of that year. He stayed with the company during its 2019 merger with Fiserv, occupying the role of senior vice president and director of investor relations. Prior to Fiserv, Poillon was sen...
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Apr 08, 2021
MDC Partners hires vice president of investor relations
MDC Partners has hired Michaela Pewarski as its vice president of investor relations, as the company prepares for its merger with The Stagwell Group. Pewarski joined the company on March 15 and works with Mark Penn, the company’s chair and CEO, as well as its general counsel and finance teams. Prior to her appointment, investor relations tasks had been shared across several functions, a company spokesperson tells IR Magazine. The appointment ‘rep...
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Mar 25, 2021
Denbury names Brad Whitmarsh as executive director of investor relations
Denbury, the NYSE-listed independent oil and gas company, has appointed Brad Whitmarsh as executive director of investor relations. Most recently, Whitmarsh served as vice president of IR at Noble Energy, which was acquired by Chevron in October 2020 for $5 bn.  Prior to that, he worked as vice president at Kosmos Energy, which he joined shortly after the company’s 2011 IPO.  Whitmarsh graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in busine...
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