BT has appointed Virgin Media’s former executive director Alex Green as TV commercial and product director, while BT Vision commercial director Andy Baker takes the role of chief executive of BT Wi-Fi.
UK youth unemployment hits 1 million.
The Swiss bank made stand-in Sergio Ermotti permanent chief executive and brought forward the start date of chairman designate Axel Weber, in a move to reassure investors following the lender’s $2 billion trading scandal.
The bank’s global transaction services division on Monday named Sanjeev Jain as its Indonesian head. Jain was previously the division’s regional head of public sector, Asia Pacific.
The U.S. investment bank has appointed its veteran mergers and acquisitions banker Kamal Jabre as chairman and chief executive of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) business.
FAIRFAX FINANCIAL HOLDINGS LTD
Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd and Zenith National Insurance Corp said Stanley Zax has decided to retire as the President and CEO of Zenith, Fairfax’s wholly-owned subsidiary, effective Jan. 1, 2012.
PICTET & CIE
The Swiss private bank named Sharon Chou as the head of Hong Kong-based Pictet Wealth Management North Asia, with effect from Jan. 1, 2012. Sharon joins Pictet from BNP Paribas Wealth Management.
Aberdeen Asset Management Asia named David Smith as the head of corporate governance in its Asian investment team. David joins from Institutional Shareholder Services.
VANGUARD ASSET MANAGEMENT
The wholly owned unit of Vanguard Group Inc named Joy Yang as the head of its equity team and Nick Pierce as the head of fixed income operations.
FRANKLIN SQUARE INVESTMENT CORP
The investment firm appointed Tom Ridge as a new member of its Board of Directors.