Allen & Overy (A&O) has announced the appointment of Michael Michaelides as its Global Chief Marketing Officer, effective from 13 March 2023. He joins from Norton Rose Fulbright where he has held the Chief Marketing Officer – Europe, Middle East and Asia role for the past two years.
Michael will lead the firm’s global marketing and communications function, overseeing its client engagement, brand strategy, digital marketing, media relations and internal communications. He will work closely with the firm’s leadership, practice and sector groups, and regions to drive business development and growth.
Michael rejoins Allen & Overy, having worked at the firm from 2005 to 2016. He has more than 30 years’ experience in marketing, working for global legal and professional services organisations, with a strong track record of delivering innovative and impactful campaigns, enhancing client relationships, and building high-performing teams.
Michael told The Professionals: “I am thrilled to rejoin Allen & Overy, a firm that I know from experience is renowned for its excellence, innovation, and culture. I look forward to working with the talented and diverse marketing and communications team, and collaborating with the firm’s leaders, partners, and colleagues to build on the firm’s success and reputation.
Gareth Price, Managing Partner at Allen & Overy, said: “We are delighted to welcome Michael back to Allen & Overy. He brings a wealth of industry expertise and insight to our firm, and will play a key role in strengthening our market position, enhancing our client experience, and supporting our strategic ambitions. He joins us at an exciting time, as we continue to invest in our capabilities, innovation, and talent to deliver exceptional service and value to our clients across the world.”