Jonathan Lewis, head of digital media at Channel 5, is set to join Vevo, the online music offering backed by Universal, Sony and the Abu Dhabi Media Company in partnership with Google, as its first UK managing director.
Mohamed Al Fayed, the former owner of Harrods, has been named as a surprise candidate in the running to acquire Richard Desmond’s Express and Star national newspaper titles.
Bank of Montreal
Canada’s fourth-largest lender said Mark Furlong will become the chief executive of BMO Harris Bank N.A. and Ellen Costello would continue as the CEO of the firm’s American bank holding company, BMO Financial Corp.
BNY Mellon Asset Servicing named Michael McAuley to the newly created position of managing director, senior business strategist, for its Global Securities Lending Business.
Insynergy Investment Management
The firm said Eric Bateman has joined the Company as managing director of its new international arm. He was most recently with Martin Currie.
Impact Investments Partners
The parent company of Blue Diamond Asset Management hired Tobias Mueller as head of its European business development. He joins from Grantham, Mayo & Van Otterloo where he was responsible for business development and client relations.
PRICE WATERHOUSE COOPERS
The accounting firm appointed Amit Aggarwal to lead the Retail M&A team in its corporate finance business. Most recently, Aggarwal was a partner at Retail Partners LLP, a retail-focused advisory business he co-founded.
ABERDEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT
The asset manager appointed Steven Nicholls as head of EMEA Client Portfolio Managers and Andrew Allen as director of Global Property Research. Previously Nicholls was with PIMCO in London and Allen with Oriel Securities.
BLUEFIN CORPORATE CONSULTING
The advisory services firm appointed John Branford to its actuarial team. Branford joins from Hamish Wilson where he was scheme actuary.
The private investment bank appointed Igor Bilous as head of Investment Banking and Finance, Ukraine and Central and Eastern Europe; as well as the Firm’s Co-CEO in the region. He joins from UBS Investment Bank.