NEW YORK—Jaime de Pinies, who became the first public relations agency executive with the title chief economist when he joined Golin/Harris International, has moved to the Global Consulting Group. At GCG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lord Chadlington’s Huntsworth, he will be reunited with former Golin New York managing director Richard Wolff.
Wolff has hired several former Golin executives in recent weeks, including Jacinta Gauda and Andrea Priest, and last week GCG announced the appointment of former Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro to head the firm’s public affairs practice. De Pinies will lead GCG’s newest office in Madrid, establishing the firm in the growing Spanish marketplace and expanding the firm’s capabilities in Europe.
De Pinies was an economist at Chase Manhattan and, subsequently, the head of Santander Investment’s equity and fixed income research department. He was also managing director of investor relations and corporate communications for Santander and BSCH, before he became worldwide managing director of financial communications at Golin/Harris.
According to Wolff, “The establishment of the Madrid office and the addition of Jaime and his outstanding team of professionals is a perfect strategic fit for the GCG. We now have our first office in Continental Europe, which will partner with our London office to serve European clients. The firm’s existing strengths in the U.S. and Latin America will be buttressed by the presence of the Madrid team and Jaime’s strong reputation on both sides of the Atlantic.”
Also joining GCG in Madrid is Guzman de Aguilar, a former vice president at Golin/Harris who will be senior VP at GCG.