Vescina leaves ING Barings to join Smithfield

Smithfield Financial has recruited a merchant banker from ING Barings to join as a director. Valeria Vescina, joins after nine years at the bank.

Smithfield Financial has recruited a merchant banker from ING

Barings to join as a director. Valeria Vescina, joins after nine years

at the bank.



Smithfield Financial chairman John Antcliffe, said: ’We always intended

to get a fifth director and we wanted someone with strong international

credentials and good experience in Europe.’



Vescina’s primary focus will be developing investor relations in

continental Europe. She will also be working on accounts relating to

consumer goods, financial services and converged media and e-business

strategies.



Antcliffe said that despite Vescina’s lack of PR experience, her

knowledge of European mergers and acquisitions was a distinct

advantage.



’Although a corporate financier by training, her skills are very

transferable to PR,’ he said.



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