Alba names new investor and PR manager
Manama, February 2, 2011
Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), ranked as one of the largest aluminium smelters in the world, has appointed Eline Hilal as the new investor and public relations manager.
After joining Alba on March 1, she will be reporting to Alba’s chief executive, Laurent Schmitt, and will be responsible for bolstering Alba’s public relations initiatives, overseeing the company’s internal and external communications, and developing strategies and programmes for promoting Alba’s investor relations activities.
Investor relations is a new focus area at Alba, and has been prompted by the need to be responsive to the communication requirements for both retail and institutional investors.
It will also provide point-of-contact for all shareholder and investor related queries, ensure compliance with stock-market regulatory bodies in Bahrain and the UK, and offer effective communication between the company and the financial community.
Alba is currently listed in Bahrain Bourse and the London Stock Exchange, and its recent IPO generated tremendous response from retail and institutional investors.
“Eline Hilal’s experience in handling communication requirements of diverse international financial markets, knowledge of the requirements of the investor community, and skills in mapping out strategies for effective communication outcomes will prove invaluable in her position as Alba’s new Investor & Public Relations Manager,” said Schmidt.
“Our decision to integrate investor relations and public relations is to ensure consistency in messaging across diverse communication platforms, and to make sure that it is also reflected in all of our public relations initiatives,” he added.
Eline Hilal was part of the investor relations team at the Zain Group from 2007 till the present. She holds a B.S. in banking & finance from the Lebanese American University, Lebanon, and Masters in international finance from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. – TradeArabia News Service