Citigroup Inc. announced that Mark Robinson became CEO of Citi South Asia, based in Mumbai. He also joins the Asia Pacific executive committee. Robinson is a 24-year Citi veteran who spent most of his career in emerging markets. He is now president of Citibank ZAO, Citi country officer for Russia and division head for Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.
Robinson replaces Sanjay Nayar. Nayar (pictured) left for Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co. to become its first chief executive and country head for India. Nayar joined Citi in 1985.
KKR also appointed Ludo Bammens as director of European corporate affairs, based in London. He joins KKR from Coca-Cola Co.'s Europe group. He joined Coca-Cola from Janssen Pharmaceutica, where he was director of European public affairs. From 1986-1991, Bammens was deputy chef de cabinet of King Baudouin of Belgium.
Fidelity Investments hired Michael Durbin as president of Fidelity Institutional Wealth Services. Durbin will join Fidelity in early 2009 after 18 years with Morgan Stanley, most recently as chief operating officer of the national sales division of its global wealth management group.
Durbin succeeds John Callahan, who took a senior position with Fidelity Personal and Workplace Investing.
Rabobank International named Ronil Sujan as managing director and head of mergers and acquisitions and corporate advisory, Asia Pacific. He was part of the team that set up Rabo India Finance in 1998 and headed the life sciences business he established in 2005. Sujan was most recently head of investment banking, Singapore.
Sujan will also be the Asia Pacific representative on the global executive committee, which will oversee the recently announced global cooperation with Rothschild Inc. in the food and agricultural sectors in M&A and equity capital markets advisory.
Impax Group plc, a specialist environmental investment firm, hired Victor Juttmann and Caroline Barraclough as investment manager and marketing manager, respectively.
Juttmann joins the private equity team, responsible for commercial, legal and tax work related to the solar and wind energy portfolio of Impax New Energy Investors. Previously, he was a tax lawyer at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek.
Barraclough will focus on the marketing strategy for Impax's listed equity funds. She was formerly investor communications manager at Carbon International, an environmental communications and fundraising consultancy.
Ernst & Young LLP's transaction advisory services group named David Williams as U.S. leader for restructuring services, and John O'Neill as U.S. leader of bankruptcy and restructuring tax. Williams worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, while O'Neill was Ernst & Young's Americas director of private equity.
King & Spalding LLP said former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement will rejoin the firm's Washington office to establish an expanded national appellate and a strategic counseling practice.
The Senate confirmed Clement as the 43rd Solicitor General in 2005.
Hiscock & Barclay LLP formed a financial recovery and asset management group. The group of 39 includes partners Jean Sehl Everett, public finance and financial institutions and lending; James Canfield, chairman of the corporate practice; J. Eric Charlton, creditors' rights and commercial litigation; Gabriel Nugent, commercial litigation, environmental, healthcare and human services and intellectual property litigation; and Edward Trombly, financial institutions and lending, corporate and real estate.
Latham & Watkins LLP said Kathleen Walsh and Andrea Schwartzman will join the firm's New York office as partners in the corporate department, and Alan Van Dyke will join the Chicago office as a partner in the tax group. All practiced with Mayer Brown LLP.
The firm also named 30 attorneys to its January partnership class. London partners are corporate attorneys Gail Crawford, Antti Ihamuotila and Jeffrey Lawlis; litigator Stephen Fietta; and Reena Gogna and Andy Kolacki, finance. In New York: Michelle Kelban, Keith Simon, Jane Summers and David Teh, finance; corporate lawyers David Kurzweil and Ian Schuman; and tax attorney William Lu.
Litigator John Casey, corporate attorney Bradley Faris and employment practitioner Arthur Foerster will become partners in Chicago. Corporate lawyer Jason Silvera and litigator Brian Glennon reside in Los Angeles. Corporate attorneys Christian Thiele and Stefan Widder and tax lawyer Tobias Klass are in Hamburg. In San Diego: Steven Chinowsky and Divakar Gupta, corporate; Kelly Richardson, environmental; and litigator Brook Roberts.
Rounding out the newly minted partners are litigators Matthew Harrison and Joshua Holian in San Francisco; Silicon Valley corporate and securities attorney Gregory Chin; Singapore-based Rajiv Gupta, corporate; and litigator Kevin Metz of Washington.