iHeartMedia, Inc. announced today that media industry veteran Kareem Chin has been named Senior Vice President and Head of Investor Relations, effective today. Chin will be based in New York and will report to Rich Bressler, President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of iHeartMedia, Inc.
In his new role, Chin will be managing iHeartMedia’s relationship with the investor community and ensuring that the company strategy is aligned with the needs of its equity holders following iHeartMedia’s listing on the NASDAQ exchange. In this role he will work closely with Bressler; Bob Pittman, Chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia, Inc.; Paul McNicol, EVP and General Counsel; and leaders of iHeartMedia’s Finance and Communications teams, and will oversee the company’s investor conferences, investor meetings and quarterly earnings releases and financial filings.
“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 multiplatform 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.”
Prior to joining iHeartMedia, Chin spent three years as Vice President of Investor Relations for Viacom, where he played an integral role in all of the company’s investor relations efforts, including the communication of the company’s strategies and quarterly results as well as the coordination of corporate access, investor conferences and non-deal roadshows. He previously spent over a decade in investment banking, including serving as Senior Vice President of Investment Banking – Media & Telecommunications Group at Jefferies and as Vice President of Investment Banking – Mergers and Acquisitions at Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. Chin is a graduate of the Columbia Graduate School of Business, where he received his MBA in Finance & Economics, and the State University of New York at Albany, where he received a B.S. in Finance.