Who’s In and Who’s Out: For the Month of August 2013

Iran’s new Head of Central Bank; Goldman appoints Head of Gov’t Affairs; CIMB Group Malaysia’s new regional CEOs; RHB’s new MD/CEOs; BNY Korea’s new Head; DB’s new CEO for ANZ; HSBC’s new AML head; and many more…

Iran’s President appoints new Head of Central Bank

Boston.com – Iranian state television says that the country’s president has appointed a private banker as the head of the country’s central bank. Read more…

Goldman appoints David Adelman as Head of Government Affairs

Reuters – The investment bank appointed David Adelman as the head of government affairs for Asia Pacific. Adelman will be based in Singapore initially before relocating to Hong Kong next year. Read more…

CIMB Group appoints new Malaysian and regional CEOs for CIMB-Principal

4-Traders – CIMB Group today announced the appointment of Munirah Khairuddin as Chief Executive Officer for CIMB-Principal Asset Management (CIMB-Principal) Malaysia, and Pedro Esteban Borda as Chief Executive Officer, ASEAN Region for CIMB-Principal. Read more…

RHB appoints Mike Chan as new MD/CEO

The Malaysian Reserve – RHB Banking Group has appointed Mike Chan Cheong Yuen as RHB Investment Bank Bhd (RHBIB) MD/CEO with effect from yesterday. Read more…

Ibrahim Hassan appointed RHB Islamic Bank CEO/MD

Business Times – The RHB Banking Group has announced that it has appointed Ibrahim Hassan as the Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director of its Islamic Banking entity RHB Islamic Bank Berhad effective 2 September 2013. Read more..

National Bank of Ras al-Khaimah (RAKBANK) Appoints New CEO

Gulf Business – National Bank of Ras al-Khaimah (RAKBANK) has appointed Peter England, previously a senior banker at Malaysia’s CIMB Group, as its new chief executive, two sources familiar with the matter said. Read more…

Lai Sun Garment Appoints Former Goldman Sachs China Executive CEO

NASDAQ – Hong Kong conglomerate Lai Sun Garment (International) has appointed a former managing director and head of China mergers and acquisitions of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. ( GS ) as its chief executive. Read more…

McDonald’s Malaysia appoints new head

The Sun Daily – McDonald’s Malaysia has appointed Stephen Chew (pix) as its managing director effective immediately, replacing Sarah Casanova who will lead the fast food outfit in Japan as CEO and president. Read more…

Central Bank names French financial expert Cyril Roux as new regulator

Irish Times – Frenchman Cyril Roux will take over as Ireland’s next financial regulator on October 1st. He will succeed Englishman Matthew Elderfield as deputy governor, financial regulation, at the Central Bank. Read more…

Mashreq appoints a new Country Head in Qatar

Zawya – Mashreq Qatar, one of the region’s leading financial institutions, has announced the appointment of Ross Officer as Country Head. Read more…

Senior management changes at MAS

Channel News Asia – Among the changes, Ms Teo Swee Lian, now the deputy managing director (financial supervision), will step down from her current position to become special adviser in the Managing Director’s Office. Ms Teo will be succeeded by Mr Ong Chong Tee, who will oversee the Banking & Insurance, Capital Markets, and Policy, Risk & Surveillance groups in his new appointment. Read more…

Cathay Taps Hong Kong native as CEO

Wall Street Journal – Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. has named a Hong Kong native to head the airline for the second time in its history, as one of Asia’s leading carriers grapples with weaker earnings and increased competition. Read more…

Standard Chartered Appoints Heidi Toribio Head of Financial Institutions, Americas

Standard Chartered Bank – Standard Chartered Bank today announced the appointment of Heidi Toribio as managing director and head of the Financial Institutions practice for the Bank in the Americas.

BNY Mellon Investment Management Appoints Eugene Bang as Head of Korea

BNY Mellon – BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, has appointed Eugene Bang as Head of its Korean investment management business. Based in Seoul, Bang reports into Alan Harden, Chief Executive Officer for BNY Mellon’s APAC investment management business. Read more…

ANZ appoints Andrew Geczy as Head of International Division

Reuters – Australia and New Zealand Banking Group said Andrew Geczy from Lloyds Banking Group will become chief executive of its international and institutional banking division, a key position as ANZ seeks to bolster growth in Asia and other regions. Read more…

Deutsche Bank appoints James McMurdo as Chief Executive Officer of Australia and New Zealand

WestWire – Deutsche Bank today announced the appointment of James McMurdo as Chief Executive Officer of Australia and New Zealand, effective February 2014, replacing John (JT) Macfarlane, who is retiring in early 2014 after 25 years at Deutsche Bank. Read more…

HSBC appoints Hazlewood from Standard Chartered as global head of AML

Compliance Complete – Peter Hazlewood, global head of financial crime risk operations at Standard Chartered, is joining HSBC as global head of anti-money laundering compliance. Read more…

Philex has new SVP-CFO

Solar News – Philex Mining has appointed its new Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in the person of Danny Y. Yu. Danny Yu is to replace Renato Migrinio, who is retiring. Read more…

Commercial Bank of Dubai Appoints New General Manager for Personal Banking

Zawya – Commercial Bank of Dubai announced the appointment of Murray Sims, as General Manager – Personal Banking. In his new role, Murray will oversee all business and bank services in the field of Retail banking. Read more…

AirAsia India names chief financial officer

The Star Online – AirAsia India has appointed chartered accountant Vijay Gopalan chief financial officer (CFO) for its operations. Read more…

Karnataka Bank appoints Jairama Hande Senior GM

The Hindu Business Line – Karnataka Bank has appointed its General Manager P. Jairama Hande the new Senior General Manager. Read more…

Royal London poaches PosSol Compliance Director

FundWeb – Positive Solutions risk and compliance director Ricky McKinney is joining Royal London as head of compliance intermediary. Read more…

VNPT unexpectedly appoints new CEO

VietNamNet Bridge – Mr. Tran Manh Hung will replace Mr. Vu Tuan Hung as the General Director of the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) from August 6. Read more…

New Joint Head of Bribery & Corruption Appointed at the SFO

The Bribery Act – Ben Morgan commences his appointment as Joint Head of Bribery and Corruption at the SFO. Read more…

Stiliano Ordolli to be new head of MROS

Federal Department of Justice and Police – Stiliano Ordolli has been appointed the new head of the Money Laundering Reporting Office Switzerland (MROS) at the Federal Office of Police (fedpol). Mr Ordolli (40), from Geneva, has been deputy head of MROS since 2011. He will take up his new position on 1 September 2013. Read more…

Hong Kong Exchange names former NYSE Liffe executive as LME CEO

Reuters – The Hong Kong Stock Exchange named industry veteran Garry Jones as the CEO of the London Metal Exchange, selecting a former top executive at the NYSE Liffe to help drive its expansion into commodities and beyond. Read more…

Aviva Investors Appoints Chief Compliance Officer

Compliance Week – Aviva Investors America has appointed Lyda Iturralde as chief compliance officer. She will report to CEO Patrick O’Brien and Chief Legal Officer Andra Purkalitis. Read more…

Telstra China Chief Executive Xiaowei Chen exits

Financial Review – Telstra’s China chief executive Chen Xiaowei has left the telco for “personal reasons” less than two years after her appointment and has not been replaced. Read more…

Standard Chartered Appoints Donna Parks Chief Risk Officer for the Americas

Standard Chartered Bank – Standard Chartered Bank announced the appointment of Donna Parks as chief risk officer and regional credit officer for the Americas, based in New York. Read more…

RBC Names New Chairman, Chief Risk Officer

American Banker – Royal Bank of Canada (RY) in Toronto has named its next chairman and chief risk officer. Read more…

Vidar Andersen to head DNB’s Asia ops as Erik Borgen quits

Sea Ship News – Norway’s DNB Bank has appointed Vidar Andersen its new Head of Asia, based in Singapore. Read more…

Paul Zelissen named Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of PHH Corporation

Yahoo Finance – PHH Corporation announced that Paul Zelissen has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer. Zelissen succeeds Ted Carter, who has served as Interim CRO since February 2013. Read more…

Title365 Appoints Chief Compliance Officer

Compliance Week – Title 365, a nationwide provider of title insurance and escrow services, has appointed Clay White as chief compliance officer. Read more…

Bharti Airtel appoints Christian de Faria as new CEO of Africa

The Economic Times – Bharti Airtel has named Christian de Faria as the new head of its Africa operations effective January 1, 2014, as the world’s fourth-largest mobile phone company recast its top leadership in a continent where it is yet to turn profitable. Read more…

Former White House lawyer Bob Hoyt named as Barclays General Counsel

The Lawyer – Banking giant Barclays has named the former general counsel of Pittsburgh-headquartered PNC Financial Services Group, Bob Hoyt, as general counsel. Read more…

Carlyle Group names Matthew O’Connor Managing Director on Power Investing Team

Daily Finance – Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group named Matthew J. O’Connor a Managing Director on the power investing team. Read more…

Union Bank appoints Michael F. Coyne Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel

UnionBank – Union Bank, N.A. announced that senior banking industry attorney Michael F. Coyne will join the company as Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel for the bank and its holding company, UnionBanCal Corporation. Read more…

RBC announces retirement of Chief Risk Officer and appointment of Mark Hughes as successor

CNW – Royal Bank of Canada announced that Morten Friis, Chief Risk Officer (CRO), will be retiring effective January 10, 2014 after more than 30 years with RBC. Read more…

Sainsbury’s Bank appoints new Chief Risk Officer

Business Insider – Sainsbury’s Bank has announced the  appointment of Mark Mullington as Chief Risk Officer. Read more…

Ingersoll Rand Names New Chief Financial Officer

Market Watch – Ingersoll-Rand plc, a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments, announced that Susan K. Carter will join the company as senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective September 27. Read more…

IFG’s Wholesale Insurance Group Hires New Chief Compliance Officer, Barbara Rezner

Market Watch – International Financial Group has announced that Barbara Rezner has joined its Wholesale Insurance Group, IFGW(SM), as Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer. Barbara joins IFGW(SM) with over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. Read more…

G4S appoints Himanshu Raja as new Finance Chief

Telegraph – G4S has appointed a new finance chief in an effort to arrest rising debts and falling profit margins. The decision to hire Himanshu Raja on Tuesday night comes before interim results on Wednesday that will outline a new direction for the troubled security group. Read more…

BNY Mellon Appoints Eric Pulinx as Chief Financial Officer of BNY Mellon’s European Bank

BNY Mellon – BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, has named Eric Pulinx as Chief Financial Officer of its European banking entity The Bank of New York Mellon SA/NV, subject to regulatory approval. Read more…

Alcatel-Lucent appoints Jean Raby as Chief Financial & Legal Officer

Alcatel-Lucent – Alcatel-Lucent announced the appointment of Jean Raby as Chief Financial & Legal Officer, effective September 1, 2013. Jean Raby will relocate to Alcatel-Lucent’s headquarters in Paris. Read more…

Munich Re Appoints New CFO for North American Life Business

Financial Post – Munich Re, a global leader in reinsurance, today announced that Simon Curtis will be joining as Chief Financial Officer for the North American Life business. Mr. Curtis’ appointment is effective September 3rd, 2013. Read more…

François-Xavier Roger to Leave Millicom – Marc Zagar to Be Interim CFO

Wall Street Journal – Millicom, the international telecommunications and media company, announced that François-Xavier Roger, Chief Financial Officer of Millicom, will leave the company on 31 August 2013. As announced by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd, he will join the international pharmaceutical firm as Chief Financial Officer on 2 September 2013. Read more…

Scotiabank’s appoints new chief risk officer

Financial Post Street – Bank of Nova Scotia has a new chief risk officer. Canada’s third largest bank announced the appointment of Stephen Hart, a long-time Scotia veteran, to the position effective Sept 1. Read more…

Opus Bank announces New Chief Financial Officer

EON – Opus Bank announced that Thea K. Stuedli, Opus’ Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, has resigned from the Bank, effective August 30, 2013. Read more…

Rhona Aime named new Chief Financial Officer of PGA of America

World Golf – The PGA of America has named Rhona Aime as its new Chief Financial Officer. Read more…

World Duty Free Group appoints new Chief Financial Officer

DFNI Online – World Duty Free Group has appointed David Jiménez-Blanco  as group chief financial officer as the split of Autogrill’s food and beverage and travel-retail businesses into two separate companies draws closer. Read more…

MSD appoints First Filipino Managing Director

Yahoo News – MSD announces the appointment of Dr. Beaver Tamesis as the new President and Managing Director of MSD in the Philippines, the first Filipino to occupy this position. Read more…

Huawei appoints new CEO in SA

Human IPO – Huawei has appointed Wilson Liu as its new chief executive officer (CEO) for South African operations, with the job of driving its market development strategy in the country. Read more…

Hydro Tasmania appoints new CEO

The Australian – ENERGY company Hydro Tasmania’s acting CEO has been appointed to the job permanently. Steve Davy will take up the position immediately after acting in the role since June 30. Read more…

Deutsche appoints new CEO

Financial Standard – Deutsche Bank has appointed James McMurdo as the new chief executive, Australia and New Zealand, replacing outgoing chief executive JT Macfarlane. Read more…

Mindshare Singapore appoints Nick Seckold as new CEO

Exchange for Media – Mindshare has appointed Nick Seckold as the new CEO of its Singapore office, taking over from Leela Nair, who will be leaving the organisation for personal reasons. Read more…

Former Petronas CEO appointed deputy chairman of Sembcorp Marine

Sea Ship News – Former Petronas president and ceo, Tan Sri Mohd Hassan Marican, has been appointed as deputy chairman of Sembcorp Marine. Read more…

Agilysys appoints Janine Seebeck Chief Financial Officer

Daily Finance – Agilysys, Inc. , a leading provider of innovative information technology and hospitality software, services and solutions, today announced the promotion of Janine Seebeck, to the role of senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, effective immediately. Read more…

News Corp Australia appoints Peter Tonagh as COO

Mumbrella – News Corp Australia has appointed Peter Tonagh as its new chief operating officer. Read more…

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