Investment bank UBS Warburg has appointed Michel Ogrizek from
Unilever as its first global head of communications and marketing.
Ogrizek joins Warburg in September from his current post as Unilever’s
head of corporate communications worldwide.
The newly-created position will involve overseeing the bank’s entire
communications and marketing departments in offices worldwide, including
New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney.
Reporting to Warburg CEO Markus Granziol, Ogrizek will also be
responsible for co-ordinating international communications initiatives
for parent group UBS AG, working with Bernhard Stettler, head of group
Headquartered in London, UBS Warburg rebranded last month, changing its
name from Warburg Dillon Read.
Warburg acts as the group’s investment banking and financial services
unit dealing in risk management, financial structuring, fixed income
issuance and trading, foreign exchange dealing and derivatives.
It currently employs over 13,000 people worldwide in more than 40
Warburg Dillon Read merged with the Swiss Bank Corporation in 1998 to
form UBS AG.
The UBS Group’s pre-tax profits currently stand at pounds 904 million,
with Warburg contributing pounds 530 million.
Ogrizek joined Unilever as head of corporate relations worldwide three
years ago, reporting directly to co-chairman Niall FitzGerald.
Unilever refused to comment on Ogrizek’s replacement, but according to a
PR Week source, the company is intending to recruit internally.
Before joining Unilever, Ogrizek was president and CEO Europe for
Edelman PR Worldwide. He has also been president of Hill and Knowlton
France and a director at Burson-Marsteller Paris.