S&P Global MarketIntelligence presents a weekly rundown of select executive management and otherpersonnel moves at Asian financial institutions. The news items are listed byannouncement dates in reverse chronological order.
*Morningstar Inc.appointed GrantKennaway to the new role of global practice leader. Kennaway, based in Sydney,most recently was head of manager research for Asia-Pacific at Morningstar.
*Northern Trust Asset Management named John McCareins managing director for theAsia-Pacific region.
*Blackstone Group LPappointed ChrisHeady, who was head of real estate for Asia at the time of theannouncement, asAsia-Pacific chairman. In addition, Jan Nielsen was named COO for all operations and functions in Asia-Pacific.
*Al Rajhi Banking & InvestmentCorp. (Malaysia) Bhd. said it appointed Steve Chen Thien Yin as CEO. Before joiningthe bank, he was COO for corporate and structure finance at
*UnionBank of thePhilippines said Fe Alicia Pastoral as head of the bank's corporatebanking group, effective May 1.
*Philippine Bank ofCommunications said Ridha Wirakusumah will no longer be as a director due to a statutory limit on thenationality of bank directors.
* Head of Mirae Asset Financial Group will chairman of , YonhapNews Agency reported, citing group officials. The move comes after a Mirae Asset Financial unit signed adeal to acquire a 43% stake in KDB Daewoo Securities.
*Netherlands-based Home CreditBV said it appointed Annica Witschard as country CEO for the Philippines.
*Security Bank Corp.said Diana Aguilar withdrew her nomination for election to the bank's boardof directors for 2016.
*National Australia BankLtd. said Todd Forest was appointed as managing director of the NAB Ventures fund.
*Central Bank of Indiasaid S.B. Rode ceasedto be an officer employee director of the bank after his term ended.
*Security Bank Corp.said Takayoshi Futae and Takahiro Onishi from were elected as board members, effective April 1. Theyreplaced Jose Facundo and RafaelSimpao Jr.The Japanese bank bought a stake of about 20% in the Philippine lender.
*Philippine AXA Life InsuranceCorp., or AXA Philippines, appointed Rahul Hora as president and CEO, effectiveApril 1, The Philippine Starreported. Hora, who was previously the company's COO, replaced Rien Hermans.
*Citigroup Inc.appointed Angus Yangas head of prime finance for Asia-Pacific, Bloomberg News reported, citing aninternal memo. Yang, who previously held a similar role at , replaces Joseph Chang, who left Citi.
*Suncorp Group Ltd.said Matt Pancino resignedas chief information officer of the group, effective April 29.
*Syarikat Takaful MalaysiaBhd. said it appointed Mohd Tarmidzi bin Ahmad Nordin as anindependent nonexecutive director, effective April 1.
*MNRB Holdings Bhd.said it appointedMustaffa bin Ahmad as an independent nonexecutive director, effective April 1.
*Bursa Malaysia Bhd.said it appointedJohari Bin Abdul Muid as an independent nonexecutive director, effective April 1.
*Australia & New ZealandBanking Group Ltd. said Vishnu Mohan will as CEO of the group's Pacificoperations, effective April 30.
*UBS Group AGappointed Tracey Woonas vice chairman for UBS Wealth Management in Asia, The Business Times reported.
*Eiji Nakai, CEO for Japanat Barclays Plc, will the companyJune 30, Bloomberg News reported, citing internal memos.
*East West BankingCorp. said Virgilio Camilo resigned as first vice president and group head of bankoperations, effective April 1.
*Northern Trust Corp.hired JosephGillingwater as head of fixed-income securities lending trading for Europe, theMiddle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.
*Citigroup Inc.appointed Li-Gang Liuas managing director and chief economist for China, effective immediately, Reuters reported, citing an internalmemo. Liu was chief economist forGreater China at ANZ.
*Hong Kong Exchanges &Clearing Ltd. said Chin Chi Kin was as a director candidate.