ATLANTA: SunTrust Banks has hired Ankur Vyas as director of investor relations, effective October 1.
Vyas will succeed Kris Dickson, who has held the role since 2011. Dickson will move to a position at SunTrust focusing on strategic initiatives for the commercial real-estate division.
In his new role, Vyas will oversee communications and relationships with equity-security analysts, large institutional investors, and other members of the investment community. He will report to CFO Aleem Gillani.
Vyas most recently served as VP of the financial institutions group at Goldman Sachs, where he provided counsel on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and capital raising. Prior to that, he was VP of strategic planning at First Horizon National and worked in the structured credit-products group at Bank of America subsidiary Banc of America Securities.