Edelman is bringing on Elie Azzi as general manager for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, effective in January. Azzi joins the firm from Ogilvy, where he served as head of public relations in Riyadh and before that in Beirut. He has also held senior positions with Havas and Porter Novelli. Azzi brings a track record in government advisory, leadership, and team building to the firm. Edelman KSA has also hired Sarah Alarrak, who most recently worked at KSA’s Ministry of Sport, to work on growing Edelman’s client base in KSA. Alarrak has also held positions at the G20 Saudi Secretariat, where she managed the woman and youth agenda; and the University of Chicago, based in Riyadh, developing the communications strategy for the KSA market. “In Elie and Sarah, we have well connected, experienced and accomplished communications professionals,” said Edelman EMEA CEO AJ Hesselink.
Fidelis Insurance Holdings Limited appoints Miranda Hunter as head of investor relations. Hunter most recently served as head of investor relations at AXIS Capital Holdings Limited. She was previously VP of operations and strategic development at Aeolus Capital Management Ltd. and VP, head of investor relations at Validus Group. In her new role, Hunter will be responsible for leading Fidelis Insurance Group’s engagement with the investment community, reporting to Fidelis Insurance Group CEO Dan Burrows. “Miranda’s wealth of experience in the (re)insurance and financial industries, coupled with her proven track record in investor relations, uniquely positions her to play a pivotal role in articulating Fidelis Insurance Group’s strategy and narrative to the investment community,” said Burrows.
HanesBrands hires Richard Mcleod as VP, chief marketing officer for its Champion athletic apparel brand. Mcleod joins Champion from Canada Goose, where he was SVP of brand, responsible for brand evolution, growth and performance. He has also held senior marketing positions at Foot Locker, LVMH and Pernod Ricard. At Champion, Mcleod will be responsible for driving Champion’s global brand strategy and omni-channel brand positioning. “We are excited to tap into Richard’s extensive experience in global brand management, knowledgeable insights around our core consumers, and dynamic leadership style,” said HanesBrands president of global activewear Vanessa LeFebvre.