Channel 4 has appointed Damon Lafford, currently head of trading at BSkyB’s Sky Media, as one of its two heads of agency sales, in the first major appointment of the new Channel 4 sales structure.
Honda stalwart Ian Armstrong is leaving the marque to join Jaguar in a global marketing role, as the luxury car manufacturer looks to strengthen its marketing capabilities.
Huawei, the Chinese telecoms giant, is boosting its marketing department with the appointment of Everything Everywhere’s Jill Styring as its first UK marketing director for devices.
The Japanese investment bank said Jesse Bhattal would retire as head of its wholesale division and from his post as deputy president.
RBC CAPITAL MARKETS
The corporate and investment banking arm of Royal Bank of Canada named Marc Fleischman as head of hedge fund relationship management within the firm’s global trading client management group.
HSBC HOLDINGS PLC
The European bank named Stephen Bottomley as senior executive vice president and head of commercial banking for North America.
High-profile banker Mehmet Dalman has left the hedge fund firm to focus on his other roles, including a directorship at ENRC, the Kazakh miner involved in a messy corporate governance fight last year.
HIGHLAND CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP
The Dallas-based investment management firm named Brian Rice as managing director.