People & Appointments: Lisa Kingo quits as head of UN Global Compact

The latest movers and shakers

Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, is stepping down after five years. Before her appointment to the position, Kingo was Chief of Staff, Executive Vice President and member of the Executive Management team at Danish pharmaceutical Novo Nordisk, where she pioneered its first on sustainability. Kingo will be succeeded by Sanda Ojiambo, who has served as Head of Sustainable Business and Social Impact at Safaricom since 2010. Ojiambo also worked as Senior Manager of the Safaricom and MPESA Foundations, during which time she led the implementation of several public-private partnership initiatives between Safaricom and the UN.

Australian investment firm Maple-Brown Abbot has hired Emma Pringle as Interim Head of ESG. Pringle will provide maternity cover for current head Natasha McKean in the Australian equities team. She joins Maple-Brown Abbott from BT where she was Head of Customer Governance & Sustainability. Pringle is also Co-Chair of the Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative Working Group on meeting community and consumer expectations. She has over 20 years’ experience working in financial services and technology companies.

Federated Hermes has appointed Anna Karim as Investment Director in its Fixed-Income team in London. The newly-created role encompasses public credit, structured credit, private debt, asset-based debt and multi-asset credit. Karim joins from Bank of America Merrill Lynch where she worked for 10 years, most recently as a Managing Director. She also served on a number of committees at the bank including the Women’s Leadership Committee, the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Power of 10 mentoring initiative. Karim also spent four years at Citi and held similar sales roles at UBS and Credit Suisse.

The Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank (FMO) has announced that Peter van Mierlo will step down as CEO. Appointed in July 2018, van Mierlo said that although significant steps had been made in recent years to ensure the FMO is “on the right course to secure its future role”, the organisation is “not quite there yet” and does not want to be “an obstacle to making this happen”. The Supervisory Board has asked van Mierlo to stay for a further three months in an advisory role to the Management Board. 

Hayden Morgan has been promoted to Associate Director of the Green Investment Group. The group, which was originally the government-owned UK Green Investment Bank, is now owned by Macquarie. Morgan was previously its Senior Manager of Green Investment Ratings and Advisory. Before that, he spent nearly five years at the Green Investment Bank as its Director of Sustainable Finance and Green Impact.

Ian Woods, ex- Head of Sustainable Investment at Australia’s AMP Capital, has joined the Chronos Sustainability Sustainable Expert Network. Woods left AMP at the end of 2019, after nearly 20 years, to set up Ian Woods Advisors.