Joanna Carss

Head, Group Stakeholder Engagement at UniCredit Group

Joanna started her career in 2002 as a Senior Press Officer for 3i. She moved to Deutsche Bank in 2004, where she was a VP in Media Relations.

In 2006 she moved to Merrill Lynch as VP, European Head of Investment Banking Communications.

In 2008 she became Executive Director, Corporate Communications EMEA at Goldman Sachs, moving in 2012 to become interim Head of Corporate Communications EMEA. In this role she was responsible for the delivery of strategic communications, including around the positioning and differentiation in the aftermath of the financial crisis, liaising with all stakeholders on issues management across markets and business lines. Joanna was a Goldman Sachs "Future Leaders" graduate in 2012.

In 2015 she moved to UBS as Managing Director, Head of Presidents' Communications (Global) where she was responsible for leading global external and internal branding and communications strategies, including investor relations, crisis management, and results for the Investment Bank providing strategic counsel, positioning and messaging for senior executives and the leadership team.

In May 2021, Joanna is appointed Head of Group Stakeholder Engagement.


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