Simon Lynch has been appointed as managing director of Ambition UK, the London arm of the boutique recruitment business. Lynch has worked at Ambition since November 2010, having joined as a director in the firm’s Hong Kong office. Previously, Lynch spent 11 years with Michael Page International, where he led the national technology business in Australia. Lynch also has prior recruitment experience from Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and London.
Barclays’ global wealth management division has made 12 director-level appointments for the firm’s private banking business in Singapore and Hong Kong. In Singapore, the new directors are Benjamin Yeo, Eddie Tan, Lim Ming How, Kirk Tan, Amrit Uppal, Nakul Beri, Sara Mi, Michelle Le Herissier and Mustafa Mahmood. In Hong Kong, the new hires are Barbara Yenson, Sonia Lee and Joanna Ho.
The advisory business Hermes Equity Ownership Services has appointed Henk Marius and Roger Hirst as senior advisers to its international client base. Marius, who joins from Shell in the Netherlands, will help Hermes EOS develop its Dutch business and Hirst, who previously ran the equity research division for Bear Stearns in London, will assist the global EOS team.
State Bank of India
The State Bank of India UK has appointed Deepak Ahuja as its head of consumer banking and wealth. Ahuja joins from Barclays, where he worked as the head of NRI Business in Europe. Prior to Barclays, Ahuja worked for Citibank in London and American Express in Mumbai.
Dr Konrad Wetzker has been appointed as non-executive director to oversee projects in Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany. Wetzker was previously the regional head of Boston Consulting Group’s Central and Eastern European energy practice.
Oliver Rowlands has been appointed as a senior consultant in the professional services firm’s pensions consulting business, effective from May.
Sir Roy McNulty and Raphael Arndt have been appointed as non-executive directors. Sir Roy is currently chairman of the Rail Value for Money Study, and Arndt is head of infrastructure and timberland at The Future Fund.