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Lionsgate has named former Franklin Templeton analyst Nilay Shah as its new head of investor relations.
Reporting to Lionsgate CFO Jimmy Barge, Shah will spearhead investor marketing and handle daily communications with shareholders and analysts. “As we continue to invest in our content pipelines, accelerate the convergence of our studio and platform businesses and grow Starz into one of the world’s leading premium subscription platforms, he (Shah) has the right skill set to communicate our value creation story to analysts and current and prospective shareholders alike,” Barge said in a statement on Monday.
Shah served for three years at Citadel Global Equities as a telecom, cable, media, Internet and video game analyst. Before that, he was a portfolio manager and equity analyst at Ivory Capital and a portfolio manager at UBS O’Connor. Shah began his career as a senior investment banking analyst at Raymond James.
“I have followed Lionsgate closely, as both an analyst and a shareholder for more than 10 years, and I’ve been deeply impressed by its entrepreneurial leadership team, unique place in the media ecosystem and clear growth strategy,” said Shah in his own statement.
He received his M.B.A. degree in finance and strategic management from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business in 2008. Shah is a 2003 graduate of Northwestern University with a B.A. degree in Economics and International Studies.