NEW YORK: Thomson Reuters corporate communications leader Calvin Mitchell will join Credit Suisse as global co-head of corporate communications, effective September 4.
Based in New York, Mitchell will lead communications for the investment banking and asset management teams and the Americas and EMEA regions, according to an internal memo from Credit Suisse seen by PRWeek.
Mitchell will partner with Andrés Luther, who is assuming the role of global co-head of corporate communications permanently after serving in an interim basis for more than a year. Luther is based in Zurich and oversees communications for the Credit Suisse Group and private banking, for Switzerland and the APAC regions, and internal channels.
Both Mitchell and Luther will report to Pamela Thomas-Graham, chief talent, branding, and communications officer at Credit Suisse.
Mitchell is global head of corporate affairs at Thomson Reuters, where he is responsible for external communications, media relations, CSR, and government relations. Prior to that, he served as head of the communications group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he supported former New York Fed president Timothy Geithner, now the US Secretary of the Treasury, during the 2008 financial crisis. He also served as an SVP at Abernathy MacGregor Group, spokesman for former UN Ambassador Bill Richardson, and director of public affairs at the National Security Council.
Mitchell will succeed Gavin Sullivan, head of EMEA communications and acting global co-head of branding and communications, who will leave the bank later this year after 14 years with the company. Sullivan has partnered with Luther on global corporate communications since May 2011.
The bank also said it will integrate its marketing and branding teams. The investment banking marketing team, which previously reported to the investment banking corporate communications department, will join the global branding group. Global head of investment banking marketing Christina Bourke will report to global head of branding Ramona Boston.