The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has appointed Nigel Carrington as divisional manager of operations.
DLA Piper has appointed Abdul Aziz Al-Yaqout to the role of office managing partner for Kuwait. Al-Yaqout, a Kuwaiti national, will relocate to Kuwait from DLA Piper’s Cologne office.
Dubai-based Abraaj Capital, the largest private equity company in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA), has appointed Ashok Aram as a managing director after a 15-year career at Deutsche Bank.
Citi has appointed Bill Mills and Alberto Verme as CEOs and new regional leaders in the EMEA region. Mills will continue to be responsible for Citi’s business in Western Europe and Africa and Verme for the business in Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
Lukas Ruflin has been appointed deputy CEO of EFG International, returning from EFG Financial Products which he co-founded in 2007. In his new role, he will focus on further development and execution of the firm’s strategy, working closely with CEO Lawrence Howell and his colleagues in the executive committee.
Troika Dialog, one of the leading Russian investment banks, has appointed Paolo Zaniboni as head of the company’s London office. In addition, Zaniboni, who has been with Troika since June 2007, will continue his work as head of research.