Yahoo’s chairman Roy Bostock and three other directors have announced they will step down as the digital media company continues its major internal overhaul.
Simon Calver, the long-serving chief executive of LoveFilm, is taking on the task of turning around the struggling mother and baby retailer Mothercare, as its chief executive.
Microsoft has appointed Mandeep Mason, sales director at Nokia-owned Navteq, as director of mobile advertising sales for EMEA, to “refine” the company’s mobile strategy and expand its revenue streams.
Telegraph Media Group (TMG), the publisher of the Daily Telegraph, has made a number of digital appointments, including promoting its digital editor Edward Roussel to the new role of executive editor digital.
Bauer Media is significantly investing in the development and training of its sales staff by launching the Bauer Radio Academy.
ABU DHABI INVESTMENT AUTHORITY (ADIA)
The globally diversified investment institution owned by the government of Abu Dhabi named Pascal Duhamel as head of European real estate investments. Duhamel joins from Carrefour Property, and will be based in Abu Dhabi.
THE RIVERSIDE COMPANY
The private equity company named Dr Martin JJ Scott as partner in its London office. Previously Scott was transactions services partner at KPMG.
PER ARDUA ASSOCIATES LTD
The financial services recruitment and advisory company said Charles Harvey joined the company on Feb. 1 to head up its asset management recruitment practice. Harvey joins from Hammond Partners.
QATAR FINANCIAL CENTRE AUTHORITY
The financial and business centre established by the government of Qatar named Bob Wigley as a non-executive director. Wigley’s current roles include being chairman of Yell Group PLC.
MOELIS & COMPANY
The independent investment bank named Christopher Riley as a managing director. Riley will be based in Germany.
The insurer named Scott Egan as group finance director. Egan will join Towergate, subject to Financial Services Authority approval, from Brit Insurance Holdings where he has been group CFO since January 2011.
The top lawyer at the global asset management company is leaving the company, a spokeswoman confirmed. Robert P. Connolly, who joined BlackRock as general counsel in 1997, announced his retirement internally about two weeks ago.