Frampton takes control at Havas.
TalkSPORT hires Mills as sales chief.
M/Six promotes Harris and Barnes to joint MD.
Abu Dhabi National Energy Co (TAQA) on Thursday said it had made two top appointments for its British and Iraq businesses as it expands in those countries.
Pete Jones has been appointed managing director for TAQA’s British oil and gas business, responsible for the firm’s operations in the British North Sea.
Jones succeeds Leo Koot, who has been appointed managing director of TAQA in Iraq.
Taqua has oil and gas operations in North America, Britain, the Netherlands and the Kurdistan region of Iraq; it produced an average of 135,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2012.
BLACKSTONE GROUP LP
The world’s largest alternative asset manager hired former senior Boeing Co executive Jim Albaugh to boost the firm’s private equity activities in the aerospace and defense sector.
The hiring of Albaugh, who most recently served as chief executive and president of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, could help put Blackstone on the map as a major investor in the sector.
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC
The investment bank hired Deutsche Bank senior equity analyst Tom Ernst as a managing director to co-head its software banking team, a company spokesman said late on Wednesday.
The $180 billion asset manager has poached senior bankers from Barclays Plc’s retail team as it looks to bolster its investment banking business.
BNP PARIBAS SECURITIES SERVICES
The global custodian named Lance Wargo as head of securities lending in North America. Wargo joins the bank from Wells Fargo & Co where he spent 13 years, most recently as head of trading and investments for securities lending.
ROTHSCHILD’S WEALTH MANAGEMENT & TRUST
The financial services company appointed Tracy Collins to its wealth management business as a director in the Charities team. Tracy will join Rothschild in July 2013 and will be based in London.
TIAA-CREF ASSET MANAGEMENT
TIAA-CREF on Thursday named Robert Leary head of asset management, replacing Scott Evans, who stepped down more than year ago.