People & Appointments: Hires at Citi, Redington, Danske and BMO

The latest ESG movers and shakers

Meredith Chiampa has been appointed Head of ESG for North America Markets at Citi. Chiampa, who joined the investment bank in 2004 as an analyst before becoming Director of Americas Retail Structuring, Equities and Multi Asset Group, replaces Jayme Colosimo who will continue in her role as Head of Business Advisory Services for North American Markets.

Anastasia Guha has left the Principles for Responsible Investment to join UK consultancy Redington as Global Head of Sustainable Investment. Guha spent more than a decade at the PRI, most recently as its Head of Northern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The move comes as PRI head, Fiona Reynolds, confirmed today that she will step down from her role next year to return to Australia.

Fionnuala O'Grady has joined BMO Global Asset Management Director of ESG Integration for EMEA. She leaves her role as an ESG Analyst at Franklin Templeton, where she worked for six years.

Ceres is recruiting for a Director of Corporate Governance and a Director for Net Zero Finance. The pair will join the US body’s Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets unit. 

Oshni Arachchi has become Danske Bank’s new Head of Responsible Investment in Sweden. Arachchi, who leaves her role as ESG Corporate Analyst for Swedish insurer Folksam, has previously held roles at ISS and is a Guest Lecturer at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.

Andrea van Dijk has left her role as Executive Director for Client Relations at Sustainalytics to become an ESG Officer at Invest-NL, a state-backed Dutch firm focusing on the energy transition. 

Finnish-based financial services firm Aktia has appointed Markus Lindqvist as its Sustainability Director. Lindqvist joined Aktia in 2002 and most recently served as Head of ESG and International Sales at Aktia Asset Management.

Sustainable finance heavyweight Mats Andersson has been honored by French President Emmanuel Macron with the title of Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur – the highest French order of merit. The former CEO of Swedish pension fund AP4 is currently the Vice Chairman of the Global Challenges Foundation, and is a member of the French Treasury’s oversight committee for its sovereign green bond programme.