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Pioneer Investments
The investment management group has appointed Neal Jenkins as head of sales, Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. He joins from Janus Capital, where he was head of Middle East and Africa business. Jenkins has over 20 years’ financial markets experience, and previously worked at Merrill Lynch.

Tom Brown has been appointed global head of investment management at the advisory firm. He is currently European head and deputy head of investment management, and he has been a partner at KPMG since 1999.

Eli Wawi has been appointed group director of <a href=""; target="_blank">engineering</a> at the engineering solutions provider. He has over 25 years’ experience in oil and gas engineering and has formerly held positions at KBR and Shaw Group. Wawi joins Kentz from CH2M Hill Energy and Chemicals UAE, where he was vice president for Middle East, North Africa and India.

Barings Asset Management
Mike Levy has been appointed to the role of senior investment manager in the Europe, Middle East and Africa equity team at the investment management firm. He joins from AllianceBernstein.

Exponent Private Equity
Simon Davidson has been promoted to the partnership at the private equity firm. He joined in 2008 from Apax Partners, and works on retail, consumer and leisure investments.

British Property Federation
Bill Hughes, managing director of Legal & General Property, has been appointed junior vice president of the British Property Federation. He will subsequently become president of the membership organisation in two years. Hughes joined Legal & General in 2007, and was previously UK head of real estate at RREEF.