RI People & Appointments, Dec. 19: J.P. Morgan seeks Director of Environmental Performance

RI’s regular round-up of people news

J.P. Morgan Chase, the US-based investment bank, is recruiting a Director of Environmental Performance & Engagement for its internal Office of Environmental Affairs group in New York. The firm seeks “an experienced, analytical and persuasive environmental professional with strong executive presence to drive firm-wide environmental performance and engagement”. The successful candidate will facilitate environmental sustainability and initiatives within the company, as well as engaging external stakeholders and developing NGO partnerships. Link to JPMC’s careers site

Cécile de Lasteyrie has been named as Head of SRI (Socially Responsible Investing) Development at Dexia Asset Management. She joined Dexia AM in 2005 as Head of Consultants & RFP Desk and went on to become Head of Marketing & Communication. In 2008 she was appointed Head of Sales in France.

Narina Mnatsakanian, Head of Recruitment and Global Networks at the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment, is to join fiduciary management company Mn Services in January. At Mn Services she will join the Responsible Investment team headed by Kris Douma and she will be the contact person for Mn Services’ UK clients. She will work on ESG integration in fixed income, engage with companies in emerging markets and coordinate Mn Services’ participation in the UN PRI Clearinghouse.

Patrick Dixon has been appointed as Expert Chair of the Office of Carbon Capture and Storage (OCCS), within the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change. Dixon was until 2008 BP’s Refining Vice President for the Eastern Hemisphere. He is a non-executive director of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. Announcement*Vivienne Cox, the former BP executive* who chairs Climate Change Capital, has joined the board of publishing firm Pearson. Cox is also non-executive director of miner Rio Tinto and the UK Department for International Development.

Jonny Thorsted Jonasson has been named Chief Financial Officer of Denmark-based renewables firm European Energy. He was previously CFO for Tiscali and has been Nordic Financial Manager at DiverseyLever A/S. He is currently Nordic Financial Controller at Valad Property Group.

Eivind Kolding has been named to take over from Peter Straarup as chief executive of Danske Bank, the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment signatory. Ole Andersen will succeed Kolding, currently CEO at shipping firm A.P. Moller-Maersk, as chairman of the board. Announcement
James Dilworth has been named CEO of Allianz Global Investors Europe. Dilworth, the current head of Allianz Global Investors for Germany, will take over from Elizabeth Corley, who becomes global CEO of the asset manager. Thomas Wiesemann, currently Chief Market Officer for Europe, will head up a Global Solutions Unit for institutional clients.

Ceres, the Boston-based non-profit organisation, is looking to hire a Senior Manager, Investor Programs, to play a key role in Ceres’s work with institutional investors. This position will primarily focus on building and managing the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), coordinated by Ceres, which is a network of 100 institutional investors with $10 trillion in assets under management. This is a full-time staff position that will report to the Director of Investor Programs. Email