ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) today announced the election of John Chevalier as the 2014 Chairman of the NIRI Board of Directors. Chevalier is director, global investor relations for The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG). He will succeed Hulus Alpay, vice president, investor relations for Medidata Solutions, Inc., at the NIRI Annual Meeting of members in early December.
“I am delighted that John will be our next Board Chair,” said Jeffrey D. Morgan, president and chief executive officer of NIRI. “We are fortunate to have such outstanding IR professionals who are so committed to the NIRI mission on our Board – it is an enormous asset to the entire organization.”
Chevalier said, “I am honored to accept the role of Board Chair and the responsibilities the role entails. NIRI has been an important part of my skill and career development, and I’m excited to have this new opportunity to serve NIRI’s members and advance the profession. NIRI staff and the board have made significant progress with the implementation of the ‘OneNIRI’ strategic plan over the past two years - perhaps most important is the board’s recent decision to progress with the design and implementation of an Investor Relations certification program. As we continue with this important work, the board will now turn its attention to the next phase of strategy direction setting, which I look forward to leading during my term as Chair.”
Chevalier joined the P&G IR team in 2002, and since that time, P&G has consistently been recognized as “Best Investor Relations Program” in its industry sector by Institutional Investor Magazine. John has been recognized as Institutional Investor Magazine’s “First Team All-America Investor Relations Officer” in the sector from 2010 - 2013. Prior to working in investor relations, John was finance manager of P&G’s baby care, feminine care and tissue & towel businesses in northeast Asia, based in Kobe, Japan. His earlier assignments with P&G included global strategic planning and financial analysis in the baby care business, finance leader for two acquisition integrations, and finance manager of two manufacturing facilities. John has been recognized as P&G “CFO Circle Fellow” - the highest award within P&G Finance & Accounting’s technical mastery recognition program. John celebrated his 24th year of employment with P&G in June 2013. He has served on the NIRI Board of Directors since 2011. He has been a member of NIRI since 2002, previously served as President and Program Chair of the Cincinnati Tri-State NIRI Chapter, and was Co-Chair of the NIRI 2013 Annual Conference. John graduated from Miami University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration-Finance and a minor in Decision Sciences.
About the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI)
Founded in 1969, NIRI (www.NIRI.org) is the professional association of corporate officers and investor relations consultants responsible for communication among corporate management, shareholders, securities analysts and other financial community constituents. NIRI is the largest professional investor relations association in the world with more than 3,300 members representing over 1,600 publicly held companies and $9 trillion in stock market capitalization.