With iHeart poised to hit the NASDAQ soon Kareem Chin has been named Senior Vice President and Head of Investor Relations. Chin spent the past three years as VP of Investor Relations for Viacom.
Chin will be based in New York and report to President, COO & CFO Rich Bressler. He previously spent over a decade in investment banking, including serving as SVP of Investment Banking – Media & Telecommunications Group at Jefferies, and as VP of Investment Banking – Mergers and Acquisitions at Deutsche Bank Securities.
Chin will work closely with Bressler; Bob Pittman, Chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia; Paul McNicol, EVP and General Counsel; and leaders of iHeartMedia’s Finance and Communications teams.
“We’re extremely pleased to have someone with Kareem’s extensive financial background and industry knowledge to help reintroduce the equity world to iHeartMedia and tell the story of iHeart’s leadership in audio as we prepare to list on the NASDAQ exchange,” said Bressler. “Kareem is both well known and well respected in the investment and media communities, which makes him the perfect person to work with both our new shareholders and the equity analysts who will now cover us.”
“This is an extremely exciting time for iHeartMedia and for the financial community overall,” said Chin. “The company continues to cement its position as the leading multi-platform audio company and I’m excited to be able to share the details of the company’s financial evolution and growth with investors, analysts, and shareholders.”