Today's City Moves cover cloud computing, private equity and legal eagles. Take a look at these movers and shakers:
Melissa Di Donato has been named chief revenue officer at SAP’s S/4HANA Cloud business, which is based out of the UK. Melissa was ComputerWeekly’s 2015 personality of the year for cloud computing. She has over 20 years of experience in senior enterprise roles and is dedicated to delivering innovative and transformative cloud solutions for customers around the globe. Prior to joining SAP, Melissa was the area vice president of analytics for Europe, Middle East and Africa at salesforce.com. Melissa is passionate about workplace diversity, elevating the role of women and girls in Stem fields, and has also dedicated time to mentoring fellow women in business. As the head of the 30% Club, Melissa aims to affect positive change in the workplace and ensure that more women are represented at the top of leading technology companies globally.
Livingbridge, the mid-market private equity firm, has appointed Adam Hughes as sales director of its public market equity funds business, which manages the Wood Street Microcap Investment Fund, to support further growth plans. Adam is the former head of UK wholesale distribution at Neptune Investment Management, where he worked for 10 years before becoming managing director at Fharlie Advisers, a venture established to acquire and consolidate independent financial advisory businesses. He has more than 20 years of experience in financial services and has worked extensively across the UK intermediary space.
Hunton & WIlliams
Global law firm Hunton & Williams has appointed Aaron Simpson as the managing partner of its London office, based at 30 St. Mary Axe (the Gherkin). The London team has extensive experience in a range of sectors and industries, including initial public offerings and secondary offerings, in both debt and equity securities markets; banking and finance; energy, focusing particularly on renewables, project finance, climate change law and policy; and global technology, outsourcing, cybersecurity and data protection. The London office offers legal services under both English and US law and regularly advises on both UK and cross-border transactions. Aaron, who will succeed Bridget Treacy in the role, brings with him a wealth of experience in privacy and cybersecurity law, having been a leader of the firm’s renowned practice for many years, first in New York and now in London. His perspective and experience developing this global practice over the past decade will be instrumental to the firm’s continued growth in London.
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