Middle East

Citi appoints new CEOs in EMEA

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.

EFG International makes senior hires

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.

Exotix hires new chief executive

Exotix, a frontier market broker and investment banking boutique, has recruited Vikas Nath as its new chief executive to strengthen its senior management team, following three years of rapid growth.

Barclays hires 450 in equity since autumn

Barclays Capital has hired 450 bankers to strengthen its equity business in Europe and Asia since the autumn, as it aims to become a top three player in Europe by 2011. It is 18th in European ECM league tables at present.