LONDON—Lehman Brothers, the global investment bank, has named former Financial Times editor Andrew Gowers as head of corporate communications, advertising and brand and marketing strategy for Europe.
According to Jeremy Isaacs, the firm’s CEO Europe and Asia, “Andrew brings a wealth of business knowledge to the role. Following his distinguished career in journalism, I am very pleased that he is joining us at a time when there is such strong momentum in the growth of our franchise, client base and brand.”
In a newly created role, Gowers will report to John Phizackerley, who is a member of Lehman’s European executive committee in London, and to Scott Freidheim, global head of strategy in New York. Christine Chinnery will remain head of corporate communications for Europe, and will report to Gowers.
Gowers was most recently editor and director of Financial Times Publishing Group from 2001 to 2005. He began his career in journalism in 1980 at Reuters and joined the FT in 1983. Since he left the paper, he managed the Gowers Review of Intellectual Property, a U.K. intellectual property law initiative led by Gordon Brown, Chancellor of the Exchequer.