Libya’s rebel council named what it called a “crisis team” on Saturday, including a new armed forces head, which will administer parts of the country it holds in its struggle to topple Muammar Gaddafi.
The team headed by Mahmoud Jebril will take its direction from the transitional national council, which remains the top rebel political body, council spokesman Hafiz Ghoga told a news conference.
Omar Hariri is in charge of the military department, with General Abdel Fattah Younes al Abidi, a long serving officer in Gaddafi’s armed forces, as his chief of staff. Younes will be in charge of staff matters and field operations, Ghoga said.
Ben Langdon, chief executive and founder of Digital Marketing Group (DMG), has resigned and the company is looking for a new chief executive.
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP
The insurer named Peter Hancock as head of its property and casualty division, Chartis. The previous CEO of Chartis, Kristian Moor, will now become the vice chairman of the division, reporting to Hancock.
Hancock was an executive at JP Morgan Chase & Co . Hancock set up his own boutique investment bank last decade with partners who included Nobel Prize winner Robert Merton.
The financial institution made a series of promotions and hires in its Financial Markets Research department. The company appointed Simon Quijano-Evans as Head of Research and Chief Economist for Emerging Europe, Middle East and Africa, Mateusz Szczurek becomes Chief Economist, Agata Urbanska has been promoted to Deputy Head of Research, EMEA, and Egor Federov joins the Moscow office as Senior Credit Analyst for Russia.
David Sokol, the man widely seen as the leading successor to Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway, has resigned after buying shares in chemical company Lubrizol Corp before pushing Buffett to acquire it.
The media conglomerate has promoted James Murdoch to the role of deputy chief operating officer in a move that will be seen to mark him as eventual successor to his 80-year-old father, Rupert.
James Murdoch, 38, has been an executive at News Corp for more than 15 years in various roles.
The company said its private bank hired five bankers who left Wilmington Trust Corp .
Barbara McCollum and Robert Rosenberg are each joining Citi Private Bank as managing director and private banker. McCollum had been with Wilmington Trust for more than 30 years and Rosenberg was at Wilmington Trust for 13 years. Jennifer Phillips, with Wilmington Trust since 2006, joins as a banker associate.
Timothy Carroll joins Citi Private Bank as a director and wealth planner. Paul Gordon will be a director and investment counselor.
BNY MELLON WEALTH MANAGEMENT
The unit of Bank of New York Mellon appointed James Barnyak as president of its Northwest region. Based in Seattle, Barnyak will lead a team of 25. Most recently, Barnyak worked as a partner with Freestone Capital Management in Seattle.
RBC DEXIA INVESTOR SERVICES
The company appointed Mauro Dognini as managing director for Italy, subject to regulatory approval. He will also chair RBC Dexia’s Italian management committee and oversee local regulatory relationships. Dognini joins RBC Dexia from BNP Paribas Securities Services, a wholly owned unit of BNP Paribas Group.
The independent financial advisory firm has hired Riccardo Petrachi to the newly created position of head of ultra high net worth clients, responsible for those with assets above 25 million Swiss francs ($27.12 million). Previously, Petrachi was co-head of UBS’ international division for the ultra wealthy since the past two years.
The asset manager said Edwin Conway will join as managing director and head of U.S. and Canada institutional business within the global client group.