Procter & Gamble has named 11 British athletes, who are set to compete in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, as brand ambassadors for a range of its products, including Gillette, Olay and Ariel, as part of its tier one sponsorship activity.
James Murdoch has been re-elected as BSkyB chairman at today’s annual general meeting of Sky shareholders, securing 81.2% of the votes cast.
John Lewis has won the Marketing Society’s Brand of the Year for the second time running, beating competition from brands including British Airways and Foster’s.
WPP out of home agency Kinetic has appointed Andy Jonesco, the former managing director of BSkyB’s online product group, as its chief executive for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), replacing Simon Crisp.
Müller marketing director Lee Rolston is leaving the company after just over a year in the role, amid swingeing cuts to the dairy-product company’s senior management and a shake-up of its UK business.
KidsCo, the international children’s channel, has announced its managing director Paul Robinson has resigned after five years at the helm.
Steve Atkinson, the group sales director of Clear Channel Outdoor UK, has resigned from the business after three years.
CITI PRIVATE BANK
The banking arm of Citigroup appointed Claire Rosati as director and wealth planner at its Chicago office. Rosati joins from Barclays Wealth Trustees NA where she was president and a member of the board of directors.
ROBERT W. BAIRD
The Milwaukee investment bank has hired banker Brian Sapp as a director in its clean technology investment banking team. Previously Sapp was a senior member of the clean technology investment banking team at Wedbush Morgan Securities.
BROOKS MACDONALD ASSET MANAGEMENT
The company named Toby Thompson as investment manager for its London office. Thompson joins from New Star.
The wealth management arm of Barclays Plc named Deepak Malhotra as a managing director and wealth advisor within its wealth advisory business. Malhotra joins from Grant Thornton.
The emerging markets investment bank hired Damian Bunce as managing director, global head of electronic trading group. Bunce will become a member of the Markets Executive Committee and report to Nick Andrews, global co-head of markets. Bunce joins from Barclays Capital.
LLOYDS BANKING GROUP
Lloyds Banking Group’s option of naming a deputy to ease the workload of Antonio Horta-Osorio, its chief executive on sick leave, risks adding to uncertainty over who will lead the bank, investors warned on Tuesday.
The company promoted Michael Dann to global head of agricultural business. He is currently head of cocoa, coffee and sugar.
FIREMAN CAPITAL PARTNERS
The company named Alison Kennedy as director of investor relations. Kennedy joins from Adveq Management.
Advent International said Harry Debes has joined the company’s operating partner program. Debes was earlier the chief executive of Lawson Software.