Further Strengthens IR Leadership Team and Supports Integrated Strategic Communications Capabilities and Continued Business Growth
BOSTON & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#FinancialCommunications—LaVoieHealthScience (LHS), an integrated investor and public relations consulting agency focused on advancing health and science innovations, today announced the appointment of Gemma Bakx as Senior Vice President of Investor Relations and Financial Communications. Gemma brings a comprehensive understanding of global equities markets, clients’ needs and investment styles, with focus on ESG integration into investment portfolios. She will be instrumental in building out the agency’s investor relations infrastructure, team, and practice.
Leveraging Gemma’s extensive industry experience, she will partner with LHS’ and its clients’ investor relations teams on integrated communications reporting in to President & CEO, Donna L. LaVoie. Gemma is multi-lingual and has a strong track record in engagement with institutional investors and governance specialists. She has had an exciting, two-decade long investor relations career at investor relations and capital markets advisory firms, such as Makinson Cowell US Ltd, currently owned by Lazard in London.
Donna L. LaVoie, President and CEO of LaVoieHealthScience said, “Gemma joins our agency as the global investor relations lead at a momentous time. As a number of companies have matured to become commercial entities, adding a senior investor relations and financial communications executive with extensive experience in leading teams and counseling clients on 21st century issues, including ESG and sustainability, investor perception, and targeting, is critical to the evolution of our client base.”
Gemma added, “With LaVoieHealthScience’s impressive double-digit growth record in recent years, the firm is very well positioned to keep building momentum, expand the investor relations offerings, and continue to grow as an ever-better, trusted, and integrated advisor for its clients. I could not be more thrilled to join at this time.”
Gemma has a legal background, with a graduate degree from Queen Mary University of London. She is GRI-certified in Sustainability Reporting Standards and holds certifications from Harvard Business School Online in Disruptive Strategy and Sustainable Business Strategy.
LaVoieHealthScience advances health and science innovations through strategic communications. The agency offers fully integrated public relations, investor relations, marketing, and digital services. LaVoieHealthScience been in business for over 20 years, has won over 50 public relations and investor relations awards, developed over 325 communications plans, and has doubled in size since 2017. The firm cemented a global strategic alliance with Omnicom Public Relations Group (OPRG), a division of Omnicom Group (NYSE:OMC) in January 2020, broadening its global scale, reach, and capabilities.
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