Barclays has promoted Alistair Smith to director and head of comms for Barclays Corporate, the bank's global corporate banking business. Smith was previously director of group media relations at the bank. He will be responsible for internal and external comms for the business division.
Kryso Resources, the mineral exploration and development company focused on projects in Tajikistan, has appointed Walbrook PR as its financial PR and IR adviser. Walbrook's brief is to advise Kryso Resources on communicating with the media, investment community and other third party stakeholders. Kryso Resources' primary goal is to bring its Pakrut gold project in Tajikistan into production at the earliest opportunity.
Powerscourt has been appointed by IDA Ireland, the country's inward investment promotion agency, to run a pan-European brief. Agency founder Rory Godson will lead the brief, targeting companies across Europe to attract them to base their operations in Ireland.
Capital MS&L has brought in Greentarget's Anna Watson to join its team in Dubai. Starting in September, she will be an associate director, reporting to MD Kate Delahunty. She was an associate director at Greentarget and has worked at Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank and Weber Shandwick.
Ablon Group, a Guernsey-based Eastern European property specialist, has called in Buchanan Communications to handle financial comms. The firm acquires and manages commercial and residential property across Hungary, the Czech Republic, Romania and Poland.
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