STOCKHOLM—Ann Lindell Saeby has been named senior vice president corporate communications for Swedish construction company NCC. She joins NCC from Fortum, where she is the vice president external communications and brand for the group. She has worked at Fortum since 2004. Prior to that, she held various roles at Kreab Gavin Anderson. Acting senior vice president corporate communications Ulf Thorné will resume his normal duties as communication manager.
OSLO—Geir Arne Drangeid is joining First House as senior advisor and partner. Drangeid has been responsible for corporate communications in Aker companies for a number of years. He currently holds the position as chief communications officer at oil services company Aker Solutions. In his new role, Drangeid will lead the consultancy’s corporate communications team and focus on CEO and leadership communication as well as strategic investor relations advisory.
LONDON—Lewis PR has appointed Heleana Quartey as digital strategist. Quartey brings more than 10 years of PR and digital experience and was formerly a senior associate at Burson-Marsteller, where she specialized in social media, where she developed campaigns for clients including Shell, HP and Sony Ericsson. In her new role, she will be responsible for advising clients on digital strategy, executing digital campaigns, overseeing community management and managing the UK social media team.
JOHANNESBURG—South African PR consultancy Reputation Matters is joining the ECCO International Communications Network, a global network of independent public relations and marketing services firms. Reputation Matters has seven years of experience in the South African corporate communications market, with particular expertise in environmental issues.