Fleishman-Hillard Appoints Patricia Hamzahee Head of Financial Services

February 11, 2013

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LONDON, Feb. 11, 2013 – Fleishman-Hillard International Communications has appointed Patricia Hamzahee to lead its expanding financial services team in London. She also joins the agency's London management team.

Hamzahee brings more than 20 years' experience of international financial markets, as well as expertise in international positioning, crisis management, corporate and senior management communications, and investor relations. In her new London role, she'll build on the agency's strong financial services base, working closely with the London public affairs team's James Dowling and Sarah Jenkins, both former Treasury members, and with Fleishman-Hillard's financial services team in Brussels, led by Donald Ricketts.

“Patricia is a talented and impressive individual with a strong in-house and agency track record in the financial services sector,” said Richard Kanareck, managing director of Fleishman-Hillard's London office. “The depth of her sector knowledge and breadth of expertise – combined with her creativity, strategic insight and approach to doing business – will add considerable value for our clients in what is a rapidly growing sector within Fleishman-Hillard.”

Hamzahee added: “I am delighted to join Fleishman-Hillard, an award-winning agency that understands the value of aligning corporate communications, financial communications and public affairs to secure meaningful understanding across diverse communities. The team in London, as well as colleagues in Brussels, New York and elsewhere, are a tremendous resource as we expand our financial services offering.”

Hamzahee, who begins March 4, joins from Kreab Gavin Anderson, where she was a partner and co-head of the financial services practice. She was also the senior specialist for responsible investment and corporate governance in its London office.

Before joining Kreab Gavin Anderson in 2006, Hamzahee served as executive director and CAO for the Debt Capital Markets business of Lehman Brothers in Europe. She also previously headed communications and marketing for NatWest's investment banking business and served as head of corporate communications for Lehman Brothers in Europe.

About Fleishman-Hillard
Fleishman-Hillard Inc., one of the world's leading strategic communications firms, has built its reputation on creating integrated solutions that deliver what its clients value most: meaningful, positive and measurable impact on the performance of their organizations. The firm is widely recognized for excellent client service and a strong company culture founded on teamwork, integrity and personal commitment. Based in St. Louis, the firm operates throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Latin America through its 80 owned offices. For more information, visit the Fleishman-Hillard website at www.fleishmanhillard.com. Fleishman-Hillard is a part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc.

About Diversified Agency Services
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About Omnicom Group Inc.
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