DLJ International picks communications chief

DLJ International, the international division of US investment and merchant bank Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette, has appointed Christine Chinnery as its first communications head for Europe, Africa and Asia.

DLJ International, the international division of US investment and

merchant bank Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette, has appointed Christine

Chinnery as its first communications head for Europe, Africa and

Asia.



Chinnery will be based in London and report to newly-appointed president

and CEO of DLJ International, Jim Alexandre. As corporate communications

manager, she will be responsible for developing and implementing a

corporate, business-to-business and internal PR strategy across the

region.



There are no plans to recruit further PR staff, aside from Chinnery’s

existing assistant.



Chinnery will also be responsible for events and media relations. She

will share PR responsibilities in Asia with her counterparts in DLJ’s

New York headquarters.



Chinnery started her new job this week. She previously spent three years

as an associate director with responsibility for communications at

Greenwich NatWest, the specialist investment banking arm of NatWest.



She also worked as vice president of corporate communications for US

investment bank Bankers Trust for nine years.



DLJ International employs 1,200 staff in London. Its parent company,

DLJ, counts 14 offices in the US and five offices in Europe - Lugano,

Geneva, London, Paris and Moscow. This figure will rise to six, however,

as the firm is about to open an office in Frankfurt.



It also has three Asian offices in Bangalore, Hong Kong and Tokyo.



The firm’s businesses include securities underwriting, venture capital,

interactive brokerage services and financial advisory services.



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