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Citi Hires Head of e-Sales for EMEA

Eugenia Vicente is joining Citi in London as head of e-FX sales for Europe reporting to Susan Gammage, global head of e-FX sales. Vincente previously worked in e-FX sales at Deutsche Bank in London and before that was with HSBC in an e-FX sales role.

Change at the Top in Deutsche Bank Sydney

Market sources tell Squawkbox that Melissa Babbage has left her role as head of foreign exchange and global finance for Deutsche Bank in Sydney. The sources say that Darren Boulos has been appointed to her role from his current post of head of currency and short term interest rate trading. The bank did not respond to enquiries by press time.

Kinnear joins Nomura in London

Daniel Kinnear has been appointed head of European corporate foreign exchange at Nomura. He is based in London and reports to Richard Gladwin, managing director and global head of foreign exchange trading.

Kinnear was most recently at BNP Paribas, which he joined after it acquired Fortis where he worked in corporate treasury sales. Before joining Fortis in 2007, Kinnear was with Barclays Capital.

ANZ Hires O’Donnell in London

Lucy O’Donnell has joined ANZ Bank in FX investor sales, based in London. O’Donnell previously worked at State Street and RBC Capital Markets. In her new role she will report to Cameron Whiteley, head of FX investor sales, Europe and America.

Macquarie Bank Hires Bensassi

Lotfi Bensassi has joined Macquarie Bank as an associate director in the fixed income and currencies team in London. He was previously with Nomura, which he joined in September 2008 as an emerging markets FX trader. Prior to this, he worked in a similar role at Bear Stearns.

Paz Now Senior Analyst at Aite Group

Javier Paz has joined independent research company Aite Group as a senior analyst, focusing on the wealth management and retail investment businesses.

Paz was previously managing director at Forex Datasource, a market research firm that focuses on the retail spot FX and futures brokerage industry. Before Forex Datasource, Paz served as institutional sales director with Interbank FX.

Woodward Promoted to Head of FXall Asia

FXall has promoted Jonathan Woodward to head of FXall, Asia with responsibility for FXall’s sales and business operations in the Asian offices of Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney and Mumbai. Woodward was previously head of Australia and New Zealand and will be relocating from Sydney to Singapore in June.

Trioptima Appoints New Group CEO in Restructure

Trioptima has appointed Per Sjoberg, executive vice president and co-founder, as Group CEO effective 4 May as it realigns along business lines to reflect changes in over-the-counter derivative market, regulatory and customer priorities.

Brian Meese, CEO and co-founder of Trioptima, will step down as Group CEO and continue as a non-executive director on the Trioptima’s board. 

Triptima, a post-trade technology company owned by Icap, says it is also creating two business lines with independent global management for each of its service areas: triReduce, the multilateral compression service and triResolve, the counterparty risk management service.

Peter Weibel will serve as CEO of triReduce and Raf Pritchard will serve as CEO of triResolve. Trioptma says each CEO will direct sales, service management and business management activities for the service, bringing the company closer to the markets and customers it serves.

Mireille Dyrberg will assume the newly-created position of chief operating officer, responsible for infrastructure functions including legal, marketing, industry relations, human resources, administration, finance and accounting.

Asia Pacific will continue to be organised and run regionally with Yutaka Imanishi as CEO, implementing the priorities and goals for each service as determined by the business line CEOs.

In January this year, Weibel was appointed CEO, TriOptima EMEA; he was previously CEO, Trioptima Asia Pacific. At the same time Dyrberg, who was previously CEO of TriOptima EMEA, was appointed head of business strategy (Squawkbox, 31 January).

“Realigning TriOptima’s organisation around business lines will position the company to keep up with the rapid pace of change in our industry,” says Mark Beeston, CEO of Icap Portfolio Risk Services. 

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