The Middle East Investor Relations Association (MEIRA), an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting Investor Relations (IR) in the region, announces that Andrew Tarbuck, Partner at the global law firm Hogan Lovells, has been appointed as Chairman.
Andrew, who has been MEIRA Vice-Chairman since 2016, succeeds Alex MacDonald-Vitale who has led the Association since 2015 and helped achieve key milestones, including collaborative agreements with Saudi Arabia's Tadawul, Boursa Kuwait, Beirut Stock Exchange, Amman Stock Exchange and Muscat Securities Market, as well as the launch of the MEIRA Saudi Chapter, among others. Andrew will be responsible for guiding MEIRA, now in its tenth-year anniversary, working with IR professionals and market participants to continue encouraging transparency, disclosure and communication with the local and international investment community.
Andrew is a leading capital markets lawyer in the Middle East, recognised by issuers and underwriters as a foremost expert in IPOs and other securities offerings. He represents clients throughout the Middle East, US, Asia and Europe on capital markets transactions, public and private M&A, restructurings, flotations and secondary equity fundraisings. Andrew also advises on debt capital markets transactions and sukuk.
“I am delighted to succeed Alex as the chair of MEIRA and to continue to work towards improving IR standards in the region. In the last ten years, MEIRA has seen a significant membership growth, and a greater focus on IR in the region as capital markets develop. I look forward to being a part of the Association’s future development and to continue to foster IR best practice across the Middle East”, commented Andrew Tarbuck, newly appointed MEIRA Chairman.