Merrill Lynch, the US investment bank is understood to be on the
verge of appointing a new communications head - rumoured to be the
female head of PR from another bank.
The role fell vacant last year when director of marketing and
communications Richard Spiegelberg became head of communications for
Merrill Lynch’s international private banking (PR Week, 20 September
In the meantime it has appointed Richard Silverman to the new role of
media relations manager. Silverman, who was head of media relations for
Merrill Lynch’s capital markets business in New York for three years,
joined the London office last week.
He takes charge of media relations for all Merrill Lynch activities in
its Europe, Middle East and Africa region. These include investment
banking, debt operations, equity sales, trading and research. Silverman
will work with one other deputy and report to Spiegelberg’s successor,