Appointments

Geiger to chair Alpha Associates advisory board

Geiger to chair Alpha Associates advisory board

Alpha Associates has announced that Kurt Geiger, former head of financial institutions and private equity and chairman of the equity committee of the EBRD, will join the Zurich-based private equity fund firm as special adviser and chairman of its advisory board.

BNY Mellon expands regional team

BNY Mellon expands regional team

BNY Mellon Asset Management, the global asset management arm of The Bank of New York Mellon, has appointed Thomas Connolly as managing director, head of asset management for the Middle East.

Swedbank appoints new CEO

On November 5, Swedbank appointed Michael Wolf to the position of CEO. Swedbank has subsidiaries in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, and is the largest bank in the Baltic states. It also has 190 branches in Ukraine.

Al Qubaisi takes over as Aabar chairman

Following a meeting of the board of directors of Abu Dhabi-listed Aabar Investments, HE Khadem Al Qubaisi, managing director of International Petroleum Investment Company (Ipic), has taken over the chairmanship of the board of Aabar Investments from outgoing chairman Abdulhamid Saeed

Shamil Bank announces staff promotions

Shamil Bank, a leading Bahrain-based Islamic commercial and investment bank and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ithmaar Bank, has announced further staff promotions as part of its recent corporate restructuring.

Troika Capital names new COO

Troika Dialog, Russia’s oldest and largest private investment bank, has appointed Kanako Sekine as managing director and COO of Troika Capital Partners, the bank’s private equity arm.

VTB enhances investor relations team

Neil Withers is taking over as VTB’s senior vice-president and head of investor relations and capital raising division. Since 2000, he has been a consultant with Vozrozhdenie Bank, and in 2003 joined the bank as advisor to the chairman. He had particular responsibilities for investor relations and strategy.

Three equity capital markets managers boost UniCredit

UniCredit Markets & Investment Banking (MIB) has strengthened its equity capital markets (ECM) team and appointed Christian Steffens as deputy head of global ECM, Mark Coxon as global head of equity and equity-linked syndicate and Tijs Jansen as a senior originator within ECM origination.