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Brunswick Group appoints Iris Sibanda as Head of the Johannesburg Office

Marina Bidoli relocates to the Milan Office

July 12, 2022 – Brunswick Group, the world’s leading critical issues advisory firm, today announced that Iris Sibanda has been appointed Head of the Johannesburg Office, effective September 1, 2022. Marina Bidoli is relocating to the Milan Office after more than four years as Head of the Johannesburg Office, where she will focus on client advisory and growing Brunswick’s international capabilities in the region.

Neal Wolin, Chief Executive Officer, said: “Since joining Brunswick in 2009, Iris has played a key role in developing our Johannesburg office and broadening our work throughout Africa. She has deep experience across sectors and practice groups, has led the firm’s DEI efforts in the region and has demonstrated outstanding leadership on her teams and in the office. She will be a fantastic leader for the Johannesburg team, which plays such an important role in the IMEA region and across the wider Brunswick network.

“I want to thank Marina for her excellent stewardship of the Johannesburg office over the last four and a half years. Alongside her extensive client advisory, business development and management duties, she has been a highly valued mentor to many colleagues. Our Milan office is performing extremely well, and I look forward to working with Marina and other colleagues to continue to develop the office and our capabilities in Italy further.”

About Iris Sibanda

Iris advises clients on a range of critical issues, complex M&A, crises and media relations in South Africa and across Africa.

Prior to joining Brunswick in 2009, Iris was a credit rating analyst at a ratings agency focused on pan-African markets. During this time, she gained experience in the East and West African markets, predominantly working with the insurance industry.

She has worked on several transactions, regulatory and corporate reputation mandates across sectors, including for MTN Group, Access Bank, Kansai Paint, Barloworld and Old Mutual.

About Brunswick       

Brunswick is a strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues and critical stakeholders. Our purpose is to help our clients play their role in the world successfully. We advise on critical issues and critical stakeholders at the center of business, politics and society, and help our clients – the leaders of large, complex organizations – understand and navigate these interconnected worlds. Brunswick is one firm globally, operating as a single profit center. This allows us to respond seamlessly and effectively to clients’ needs wherever they are in the world.

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