Strengthens and enhances governance and executive compensation advisory expertise
Augments bench strength and experience of operations team
Newest additions build on Laurel Hill's strong momentum as Canada's leading Shareholder Communications and Advisory Firm
TORONTO and NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2017 /CNW/ - The Laurel Hill Advisory Group is pleased to announce two key additions to its growing Canadian team, Peter Papolis as Senior Manager, Governance Advisory and Foday Kanu as Director of Operations.
Peter Papolis has seven years of experience in capital markets in progressively complex roles. Prior to joining Laurel Hill, Peter was a Senior Research Associate at Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. specializing in executive compensation and equity plan assessments at major TSX-listed companies. Previously, Peter worked at North American Palladium, Ltd. as Law Clerk, Corporate Affairs. Prior to that, Peter was a Securities Specialist Law Clerk at Patient Care Automation Services, Inc. and also worked at Computershare.
"The addition of Peter to Laurel Hill is something we are very excited about," said Laurel Hill's President, David Salmon. "Peter brings governance and executive compensation expertise that will add tremendous value to our clients as we continue to strengthen and grow our business."
"This is a great time to be joining Laurel Hill as the firm has strong momentum in the shareholder communications industry and I am looking forward to what the future holds," noted Mr. Papolis.
Foday Kanu has held senior roles over the last 17 years working in proxy solicitation, transfer agency and communications firms including Computershare and The Globe and Mail. In his most recent role, Foday managed client engagements relating to annual general meetings, proxy contests, mergers and acquisition transactions, and debt restructuring transactions.
"We are very happy to have Foday join our operations team," stated Mr. Salmon. "His knowledge and experience enhances our ability to continue to provide the best service in the industry to our clients."
"With my background in shareholder services, joining Laurel Hill is a great way for me to contribute to the firm's continued success in the marketplace," added Mr. Kanu.
About The Laurel Hill Advisory Group
The Laurel Hill Advisory Group is North America's only independent, cross-border Shareholder Communications and Advisory Firm, focusing on Proxy Solicitation, Information Agent, Depositary, Escrow and Escheatment solutions. Our team's experience has resulted in Canada's best proxy contest win record for the past 10 years. We are regularly engaged on high profile, complex and contentious situations involving M&A, restructuring, and corporate governance issues. Cross-border operations allows us to effectively reach shareholders regardless of their location – Canada, US and globally. For more information, please visit us at www.laurelhill.com.