US/UK - Russell Investments has appointed Len Brennan as president and chief executive, and as a director on the company's board.
He succeeds Andrew Doman, who will become chairman of the board.
Brennan recently re-joined Russell as chief executive of the Europe Middle East and Africa business, a position he will continue to hold in addition to his new responsibilities. (Global Pensions; 4 July 2011)
He will be based in Russell's Seattle headquarters but will spend a significant amount of time in the firm's London office.
Brennan starting working at Russell in 1985 and has held a number of senior management positions, most recently as managing director of Individual Investor Services where he oversaw Russell's global operations.
He previously managed Russell's Toronto and London offices and launched the firm's first multi-manager investment funds outside the United States.
In 2005, Brennan joined Rainier Investment Management, where he served as president and chief executive for six years.
Doman said: "Len is one of the architects of what Russell is today. The rest of the board and I are confident that he possesses the right mix of visionary leadership and ties to Russell's rich legacy to effectively lead the organisation forward."
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