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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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Mar 18, 2022
Gary LaBranche steps down as president and CEO of NIRI
Gary LaBranche is leaving NIRI after five years to take up a CEO position at an association elsewhere, IR Magazine can reveal. Matt Brusch, currently chief operating officer (COO), will step in as interim president and CEO of NIRI from April 1, when LaBranche will assume the title of ‘special adviser to the interim CEO’, staying on until May 31 to assist in the transition. ...
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Mar 17, 2022
The changing career path of CFOs and what it means for investor relations
Some senior public company roles are shifting from a linear to non-linear career path, a fact that can help IR professionals move into those positions, according to Smooch Repovich Reynolds, founder and CEO of SmoochUnplugged, an executive search firm. ‘The notion of a linear career path versus [non-linear] started changing about 10 years ago predominantly with the CFO role, when CEOs started thinking, I need less of a quantitative headset at my strategic lead...
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Mar 07, 2022
Highest-paying companies fuel gender gap in IR
Men are twice as likely as women to be IR heads in North America, according to IR Magazine’s latest Global Salary & Careers report. While the gender split for North American IR teams is an average of 55 percent male to 45 percent female, for heads of the team it is two thirds men, one third women. This glass ceiling in North American IR not only drives the global imbalance in gender seniority but may also provide some explanation for the glob...
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Mar 02, 2022
‘Half of our clients want a driver of ESG’: The growing importance of sustainability to IR careers
IR professionals are hearing ever more questions from investors about ESG issues. But what about questions from hiring managers when they go for a job interview? The number of companies asking about ESG experience or interest when conducting a search for an IR candidate has risen five-fold in five years, says Smooch Repovich Reynolds, CEO and founder of SmoochUnplugged. ‘Five years ago, maybe 10 percent of our clients were asking about this topic and thinki...
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