Chris Pelekanou, Guardian News & Media’s director of ad sales, is to take interim charge of setting up the company’s commercial operations in the US from the autumn, when international and business development director Stella Beaumount leaves the company.
Publicis Groupe shareholders yesterday gave Maurice Lévy a run at five more years at the top by voting to raise the retirement age for management board members from 70 to 75.
Lévy, the chairman and chief executive of the French holding company since 1987, turns 70 next February and finishes his current term in December this year.
Ed Lecky-Thompson has been appointed digital director at creative agency Other, joining from Galileo, the agency he founded three years ago.
Lecky-Thompson, who will sit on Other’s board, will be responsible for developing Other’s strategic offering and leading delivery for clients including RBS and Unilever.
RBC CAPITAL MARKETS
The corporate and investment banking arm of the Royal Bank of Canada appointed Doug Moore as head of RBC Capital Markets, Asia. Moore has over 23 years of business and financial experience in Asia on both the buy and sell sides.
J.P. MORGAN PRIVATE BANK
The bank appointed Rebecca Lum as market manager for China, based in Hong Kong. She was most recently a managing director at UBS Wealth Management , responsible for its offshore China business.
RELIGARE CAPITAL MARKETS
The investment banking arm of Religare Enterprises appointed John Sturmey as global head of equity capital markets. He was most recently head of the global capital markets group at UBS .
BUTTERFIELD PRIVATE BANK
The bank appointed Danny Dixon as head of private banking. Prior to joining Butterfield Private Bank, Danny held senior positions at Coutts, HSBC and Hogg Robinson.
The investment bank appointed Ali Khalpey as head of equities, South Africa. Before joining Renaissance Capital In 2010, he was global head of South Africa equity sales in London and New York at Investec Bank.
The tax and advisory firm said Dr. Harry G. Broadman joined PwC US as managing director in its advisory practice and will serve as chief economist and leader of the Emerging Markets, Governance, and International Investment & Trade Practice Group.
The investment banking firm named John Butler as a managing director in the firm’s Investment Banking Group. Andrew Atkins joined the Insurance Investment Banking team as a vice president. Both are based in New York and are joining from Piper Jaffray & Co.
STATE STREET GLOBAL ADVISORS
The investment management business of State Street Corp said it appointed Bill Street as global head of Fixed Income Alpha Strategies.
LONDON & CAPITAL
The wealth manager said it appointed Bruce Kirkcaldy and Sachin Patel to its adviser solutions sales team.
ZURICH FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP
The property and casualty insurer said it appointed E. Randall Clouser as North American head of distribution & regional management.