JCDecaux, the outdoor media owner, has promoted Mark Bucknell to the newly created role of director of product planning. Bucknell, who was previously director of JCDecaux’s premium division Première, joins the sales management board, reporting directly to Spencer Berwin, managing director of sales at JCDecaux. He will be responsible for overseeing the launch.
Albion London has hired Saatchi & Saatchi New York’s Sasha Orr as part of a management restructure.
Orr joins the agency as a managing partner, and will be tasked with defining Albion’s culture and service offerings, as well as helping to oversee the agency’s key clients.
The bank hired ex-Goldman Sachs banker Kazuma Naito and former Morgan Stanley banker Ken Kishimoto to boost its derivatives business in the fast-growing Asia Pacific region.
A unit of the bank, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, hired Rich Gomel as managing director and partner of its Junius Real Estate Partners.
RENAISSANCE ASSET MANAGERS
The investment manager hired Peter Zurhorst to head its client business in Germany and Austria. Zurhorst will be based in Munich. The firm also named Ron Gillies as director and head of UK sales.
SOCIETE GENERALE CORPORATE & INVESTMENT BANKING
The investment banking arm of Societe Generale named Lydie Aymé as head of leveraged and media telecom finance, Asia-Pacific, effective September 1.
Ian Fitzgerald, head of loan markets, stepped down from his role, a spokesperson for the bank said.