UK - Partha Dasgupta has been appointed as the Pension Protection Fund's new chief executive, replacing Myra Kinghorn.
Dasgupta joined the PPF in January last year as investment and finance director, and will officially take up the new role on 22 June.
Former chief executive Kinghorn announced plans to step down from in March, after which the PPF launched a public recruitment process.
Speaking about his appointment, Dasgupta stressed the PPF had a “crucial” role to play in improving confidence in UK defined benefit pension schemes.
Prior to joining the PPF, Dasgupta spent ten years at Barclays Global Investors, most recently as fixed income Europe MD.
PPF chairman Lawrence Churchill said Dasgupta was chosen for the position after a “rigourous” recruitment process.
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