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As part of the integration of Sberbank of Russia and Troika Dialog, Elena Shilina has been appointed head of the private banking group. She will report directly to Ruben Vardarian, president of Troika. Since May 2011, Shilina has headed the Sberbank-Troika integration committee. She has previously worked for Nomos Bank as vice-president, McKinsey, Rosbank and IpoTekBank.

OVS Capital
The European investment manager has made two new appointments to its investment team. Manuel Blanco joins as an analyst. He joins from Trafalgar Asset Managers, the event-driven fund, where he worked as a senior equity analyst. He previously worked in Citigroup’s UK investment banking team. Zac Lewis joins as a trader. He joins from James Caird Asset Management. He also previously worked at Citigroup, in the equity derivatives team.

Panmure Gordon
The stockbroking and investment banking firm has announced Philip Wale’s appointment to the board as chief executive. He will take up his position in the summer, subject to regulatory clearance. Wale has previously worked for Goldman Sachs, including as co-head of pan-European equities, for Commerzbank and for Knight Securities, where he was appointed European chief executive. He joins Panmure from Seymour Pierce, where he has served as chief executive since 2011.

The alcoholic drink manufacturer has announced the appointments of Stewart Gililand and Tony Smurfit as independent non-executive directors. Gililand served as chief executive of Muller Dairy, the dairy products producer, from 2006 to 2010. He has also worked at Whitbread and Interbrew. Smurfit is president and chief operations officer of Smurfit Kappa Group, the paper-based packaging manufacturer.

Jones Day
The international law firm has announced that Dominic O’Brien has joined as a partner in its London banking and finance practice. O’Brien has spent a significant portion of his career in Asia, and has practised at Clifford Chance, Herbert Smith and Addleshaw Goddard.

The investment management consulting firm has made three senior appointments. Ken Back has joined Citisoft’s outsourcing division. He has previously worked at Citigroup. Former head of business development Steve Young has been promoted to chief executive. Finally, Jonathan Clark has been made global head of financial services for Citisoft’s parent company, Mahindra Satyam.