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Zurich Financial Services AG has promoted Mario Vitale to chief executive officer of its global corporate business division.Mr. Vitale will be based in New York. He had been the deputy CEO of global corporate business since July 1 and the CEO of Zurich's global corporate business for North America since 2006. Before that he had been the CEO of Willis Group Holdings' North American business.

He will succeed Geoff Riddell, who became the chairman of global corporate business, a new position.

 


 Bank of New York Mellon Corp. has hired Elizabeth M. Engel as its head of private bank lending, a new position.

Ms. Engel had been a managing director and the head of U.S. lending in Deutsche Bank AG's private wealth management group. Before that she had been the head of financial sponsors lending at JPMorgan Private Bank. She will oversee credit administration, underwriting, and portfolio risk management at Bank of New York Mellon.

 


 Ernst & Young LLP of New York has hired David R. Williams as the U.S. leader for restructuring services and promoted John O'Neill to U.S. leader of the bankruptcy and restructuring tax group.

Mr. Williams was a senior global leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC.

Mr. O'Neill was the director of private equity for the Americas at Ernst & Young.


WESTUnion Bank of California, a Los Angeles unit of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc., has promoted Adam Bester and Bryan LaCour to senior vice presidents in the specialized financial services division.

Mr. Bester joined Union Bank last year. He previously oversaw new business development for Bank of New York Mellon Corp.

Mr. LaCour will continue to manage Union Bank's entertainment finance business, which provides capital to the film and studio industry.

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