Sony Mobile has promoted head of product management Catherine Cherry to the UK and Ireland marketing director role left vacant by the departure of David Hilton last month.
Interpublic Group (IPG)-owned sports and entertainment agency Octagon is building its presence in the music-marketing business with the purchase of UK-based FRUKT, which counts Coca-Cola and Southern Comfort among its clients.
Seven, the content marketing agency, has appointed Jessica Gibson to the newly created role of managing director.
Sky Media, BSkyB’s ad sales arm, has promoted head of futures Jamie West to the new role of director of Sky AdSmart and commercial development ahead of next year’s expansion of the targeted ad service to set-top boxes.
SANTANDER UK PLC
The bank named Stephen Jones as its chief financial officer and Steve Pateman as head of UK banking.
The Japanese investment bank named company veteran Koji Nagai as the new head of its securities business as part of a reshuffle aimed at bolstering management of the struggling Japanese investment bank’s global operations.
The firm appointed Stephen Barter as chairman of its real estate advisory practice. Barter was previously UK CEO of Qatari Diar, part of the Qatar Investment Authority.
The company named Willie Sim as head of Foreign Exchange, Asia-Pacific in Singapore. It also hired Simon Durno, Kelvin Jouhar, and Hetal Patel in its foreign exchange team in London and Anna Dahan in Geneva. The company also appointed Nick Heale and Jason Chan to its new equity finance team for the securities division.
The property fund manager named Clement Pigott as head of investment, France and BeNeLux. He is also president of the newly established French entity, Cordea Savills SAS.
OLD MUTUAL ASSET MANAGEMENT
The company named Olivier Lebleu as head of non-U.S. distribution, Old Mutual Asset Management International.