Ask not what the IIAR can do for you…..

No doubt you are well aware of how that phrase finishes but I am sure you are aware of the purpose of this post – becoming an IIAR Board Member. If you have ever wondered what you can do for the IIAR then becoming a board member is a great way to shape the direction of analyst relations globally, learn new skills, work with some great people and you have until 1700 BST on Wednesday 15th May 2019 to take that chance.

It might sound corny but those who give gain more than they think as they have the satisfaction of helping others as well as their appreciation too. Besides which taking a hands on role such as a IIAR Board role means you become a leader and inspire others, additionally you create connections that last a lifetime and your position will mean senior people you may have been unable to speak to in the past will be keen to speak to you!


With all of the above in mind there are TWO great IIAR Board openings that you can apply for:

  • membership and operations
  • events


If you are looking to sharpen your business development skills then the membership and operations role is for you. On the other hand if your role currently involves organising events – analyst summits or roundtables are likely to be something you have plenty of experience with – then this is a board position you should consider.


Apart from your passion, flair, know-how and drive you will need to


  • Be a practitioner in analyst relations or related disciplines such as sourcing advisory relations, in-house or in an agency.
  • Have been an IIAR member in good standing for a minimum of one year (continuously and immediately preceding the election).
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to the IIAR for at least 12 months, in addition to being a member, with contributions to the community (e.g. running a chapter or specialist group, organising a meeting or webinar, writing a paper, regularly contributing original content to the blog with over 3 posts in the 12 months preceding the election)


If you are not sure if you fit the bill do bear in mind that we’re also looking for local chapter leads too which is a great stepping stone to being on the Board. The IIAR Board reserves the right to allow exceptions to the eligibility criteria in exceptional circumstances and subject to unanimous approval by the IIAR Board. You So don’t be shy or leave to others, be bold and take an opportunity that will enhance your skills as well shape the future of Analyst Relations in the year ahead.

Check your email as we’ve sent a comms to all members this week. You can also contact elections at analystrelations dot org to apply or reach out to any board members below for more information.


The IIAR Board

Yvonne Kaupp (@YveKauppLinkedIn), Ludovic Leforestier (@lludovicLinkedIn) and Aniruddho Mukherjee (@aniruddho, LinkedIn).

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