Global e-mail invoicing provider Tungsten Corporation has appointed Prabhat Vira as president of Tungsten Finance, the supply chain finance arm of the business. Prabhat has more than 30 years of global banking experience, and has held senior positions in banking businesses across the world including roles in London, New York, Amsterdam, Singapore and India. Prabhat arrives from HSBC where he served as the global head of strategic transformation and regional head North America for HSBC’s trade & receivables finance business. Prior to that, he headed up RBS and Citizen Bank’s transaction banking business for the Americas.
Brickendon Consulting has named Richard Burrell as its new non-executive chairman, bringing the number of new hires so far this year to 24. Richard joins as part of Brickendon’s appointment of Mathieson Capital Investment Management Limited to provide strategic financial advice. Richard, a director at Mathieson Capital and Chief Executive Officer at energy company Aggregated Micro Power Holdings, will join the board of Brickendon. His appointment follows the addition earlier this year of two new executive directors, Lee Pittaway and James Aitken.
International law firm Clifford Chance has announced that Nelson Jung is to join the firm’s global antitrust practice as a partner, based in London. Nelson joins from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) where he is the director of mergers group. He previously held a number of senior positions at the CMA’s predecessor, the Office of Fair Trading, including director of competition enforcement and head of mergers.
Gresham House, the specialist asset manager, has announced that Kevin Acton will join the company as finance director. Kevin joins Gresham House from Oaktree Capital Management, where he was a senior vice president responsible for finance and operations in the European principal team, covering three private equity and two debt opportunity funds with combined assets under management of about €5.5bn (£4.34bn). Prior to this, Kevin was director, group reporting and valuations for 3i Group. Kevin qualified as a charted accountant in 2004 with Deloitte, where he worked with a number of private equity and asset management clients. Kevin will begin his new role at Gresham House on 6 June.
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