Kaveh Samie is joining KKR as managing director and head of Middle East and North Africa to support the firm’s growth strategy in the region. Previously, Samie was a managing director and head of equities for HSBC Middle East & North Africa. The appointment takes effect from 6 January 2011. Samie will work closely with ambassador Ford M. Fraker, chairman of KKR Middle East and North Africa.

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi
Andrew Jameson has been appointed to head Structured Finance, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
following BTMU’s acquisition of a portfolio of project finance assets from RBS comprising loans and related assets of approximately £3.3bn and principally consists of natural resources, power and other infrastructure assets in EMEA. Jameson takes over the role from Stephen Crane.

Sucden Financial
Andy Wilkins from BBVA Global Markets has been appointed to head Sucden Financial’s new service geared towards institutions to capture brokerage opportunities in the Delta One and Equity derivatives and finance arena with effect from 3 January 2011.
At BBVA Global Markets, Wilkins established the Spanish banks’ Equity options business in London.

Nomura, the global investment bank, has appointed Sir Andrew Cahn as vice chairman of public policy EMEA, effective from April.
Sir Andrew is currently chief executive of UK Trade & Investment, a role to which he was appointed in 2006. He will step down at the end of the year. Prior to his current role, he worked for BA as director of government and Industry Affairs from 2000 to 2006.

Baroness Shriti Vadera is to join the pharmaceutical company’s board of directors as a non-executive director, with effect from 1 January 2011. She will also become a member of the board’s audit committee.
Baroness Vadera has recently undertaken a number of advisory roles, including senior adviser to the Korean Presidency of the Group of Twenty (G20), adviser to Temasek Holdings, Singapore as well as an adviser to the government of Dubai.