Ogrizek departs Unilever for UBS Warburg

Investment bank UBS Warburg has appointed Michel Ogrizek from Unilever as its first global head of communications and marketing.

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

PR.



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

countries.



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.



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