Microsoft UK has parted ways with Mikah Martin-Cruz, chief marketing officer for its defunct consumer and online division, and Alison Masters, central marketing group director.
RBS is seeking a lead marketer for its retail banking operation, including the RBS and NatWest high-street chains, following the latest senior departure from the company.
Barclaycard has recruited a digital director as it aims to bolster its mobile services and build on the recent launch of its contactless mobile-payment service.
Tom Morton, the former chief strategy officer of Publicis Group UK, is to join Euro RSCG New York in the same role, replacing Michael Fanuele who left in January.
Tesco’s chief executive of retailing services Andrew Higginson is to retire next year, ending 32 years with the retailer, including 14 years on its executive board.
NEWEDGE METALS GROUP
The brokerage appointed Fernando Santos as manager of its Precious Metals segment in London. Santos, who will report to Mike Frawley, Global Head of Metals, joins Newedge from UBS.
The bank appointed Ed Mount as head of FX technology-based trading in its global banking & markets division in London. Previously, Mount was at Elysium Technology as the chief executive since 2007.
The investment banking division of Barclays Bank appointed Olivier Desbarres as director and head of FX strategy, Asia-Pacific ex-Japan. Desbarres joins from Credit Suisse where he worked in a variety of roles across economic and strategy functions in research.
EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD ASSET MANAGEMENT
The company appointed Weiwei Li in the emerging markets team as senior portfolio manager for China. Previously, she had been working at Altima Partners LLP in London as an Asia specialist for the global hedge fund since 2007.
The consultancy firm said it appointed Rob Deakin as a partner within its UK capital markets leadership team. Earlier, Deakin has worked with Accenture Public Ltd Company.