ZURICH— The SWX Swiss Exchange has named Albert Halter to succeed Leo Hug as head of corporate communications. Until recently, Halter has been responsible for external communications at Barry Callebaut, a manufacturer of chocolate and confectionary products. Before that, he held various management positions at Swiss Re in the areas of internal communications, public relations and client communications, including head of group marketing communications in New York. Halter’s career in communications began in 1989 with Mövenpick Hotels International. The press office of the SWX Swiss Exchange will continue to be looked after by Werner Vogt and Jürg von Arx.
LONDON—Birds Eye iglo Group has appointed Bell Pottinger Public Affairs to handle government and public relations following the buy-out of Birds Eye by private equity firm The Permira Funds from Unilever. Birds Eye is a household name in the U.K. and Ireland, while iglo is best known in Germany, Austria, Portugal, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. BPPA has been retained to advise on all public affairs matters across the European group and Kevin Doran, a senior consultant at BPPA, has been seconded to Birds Eye to advise on its in-house capacity for public affairs and public relations.
STOCKHOLM—Mikael Wanelof has been appointed director of corporate communications at Net Insight. Wanelof previously worked at Bewator AB as international marketing manager and most as head of business development and product management. He also has experience from leading positions in marketing and communications at Ericsson.