Kleinwort Benson
Mouhammed Choukeir has been appointed as chief investment officer at the private bank, effective from October. Choukeir moves from Morgan Stanley, where he was head of multi-asset class investing in the wealth management division. Prior to that, he was a fixed income and foreign exchange portfolio manager with Morgan Stanley, having originally joined the firm in 2002 after spending his early career in the fixed income division of Citigroup’s investment bank in New York, London and Madrid.

Pinsent Masons
The international law firm has strengthened its banking and restructuring team by appointing partner Vanessa Heap. Heap joins from Berwin Leighton Paisner, where she was a partner in its banking and capital markets team.

The world’s largest online takeaway ordering service has hired Daniel Read, previously chief product officer at in California, as its new chief product officer.

James Codrington has joined Rathbone Investment Management’s London charities team as an investment director. Codrington joins from Baring Asset Management, where he led the firm’s charity operations.

Essar Energy
The India-focused energy firm has appointed Volker Schultz as chief executive of its Essar Oil UK subsidiary, which includes the Stanlow Refinery. Schultz will join Essar Energy from BP, where he is currently head of refining and marketing strategy and portfolio.

Drivers Jonas Deloitte
Shaun Dawson has been appointed as a research manager in the professional services firm’s London-based research team. Dawson previously worked as an analytics manager for CoStar UK, producing commercial property market reports and forecasts.

Investec Asset Finance
Wesley Harfield has been appointed as head of sales at Investec Asset Finance. Harfield joins the firm from Lombard Specialist Finance, where he was managing director; prior to that, he worked at Barclays Asset and Sales Finance.

Paulo Gray, former chief country officer and head of markets for Portugal at Citigroup, has joined StormHarbour as a principal and managing director. He will be responsible for driving StormHarbour’s client relationships in the Portuguese and wider Iberian region across fixed income sales and trading, structuring and advisory, and capital markets.