Gazprom Marketing and Trading, the subsidiary of the Gazprom Group, the world’s largest gas company by asset base, has appointed Tony West as power strategy manager. West joins from Scottish Power, where he managed the commodity market risks within the energy management division. Prior to joining Scottish Power, he worked at Sapient. He has also held front office trading and senior management positions at National Power, BP, Vanol, JP Morgan and Standard Chartered.
SAV Credit Limited, a specialist credit card provider, has appointed Ali Chaudhry as managing director and chief risk officer. He joins from Barclaycard, where he was managing director of its open market businesses in the UK and previously was a country manager for Citibank Global Consumer Group.
The rural insurance group has appointed Richard Percy as chairman, replacing Sir Don Curry, who will step down as chairman after 14 years with the group. Percy joined the NFU Mutual Board in 2003 and became vice chairman in 2008. He previously held a number of roles at the National Farmers Union.
Baring Asset Management
The international investment management firm has appointed Michael Simpson as head of Latin American equities. Simpson joins from Wells Capital Management in San Francisco. Prior to this, he held a number of Latin American equity analysis positions, most recently with Seven Global Research in New York.
The investment management firm has completed its emerging markets equity team with the hiring of five investment professionals in its London, New York and Singapore offices. In London, John Longhurst joins as senior vice president and head of emerging markets equity research, while Richard Flax joins as senior vice president and emerging markets equity analyst.
The professional services firm has promoted four people in London to director and associate director positions within the organisation. Chris Harris has been awarded director, risk management, while David Foley, Gordon Stevenson and David Moran were appointed as associate directors.
The wealth manager has hired Amaury Hendrickx as director and Jad Fadl as vice president in the strategic solutions group in London. Amaury joins from Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity; Jad joins from Citi.