PF Archive

People & Places

01 08 2001

?Stanley O'Neal has been named as president and chief operating officer of Merrill Lynch & Co., a post left vacant since Herbert Allison retired in 1999. O'Neal has been with the company since 1986 and most recently held the position of president of the US's private client group. ?Dawson Risk Management Services, the new risk consultancy arm of Miller Insurance Group, will be headed up by Mike Bignall. Bignall comes from Sedgwick, part of Marsh Group, where he has specialised in energy insurance. ?Jack Su joins the Hong Kong office of Sherman & Sterling as special attorney in the project development and finance practice. The office is losing its chief, however, as Clark Randt Jr. assumes the position of US ambassador to China. ?Standard & Poor's telecoms group has a new leader. Peter Kernana replaces Duncan Warwick-Champion and reports to the head of corporate ratings Chris Legge. ?Charles Rousseau is returning to the Paris office of BNP Paribas after a seven-year stint in Singapore. He is to be replaced by Charles Richet. ?Cabot Oil & Gas has taken Jim Floyd onto its board of directors. Floyd recently left the post of president and chief executive officer of The Houston Exploration Co. ?Chris Balm is taking up the role of finance director for Copperbelt Energy...