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BNP Paribas named Rajna Gibson Brandon to its board of directors to replace former lobbyist Laurence Parisot who has taken Citigroup local unit’s top job.

Reuters reports that Rajna Gibson Brandon, a Swiss academic who has set up the Geneva Finance Research Institute, was co-opted by the BNP Paribas board of directors on November 28th, the bank said Wednesday.

In the meantime, the news agency also reports that boutique investment bank Evercore has hired San Francisco-based Zaheed Kajani from Citigroup as a senior managing director focused on covering the internet and digital media sector, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Kajani resigned from Citi this week and will start at Evercore in mid-January at the firm’s Menlo Park office, the sources said, asking not to be named because the hiring had not yet been announced.

Finally, Bloomberg News reports that the structure of Citigroup's newly combined investment banking and capital markets division is becoming clearer, with the appointment John Chirico and Kevin Cox as co-heads of the business for North America, and new managers being named for the Asia-Pacific and Latin America regions.

Chirico and Cox will work with global and regional managers at Citigroup’s banking, capital markets and advisory division to “help drive BCMA results in our largest geography,” the investment bank’s co-heads, Tyler Dickson and Manuel Falco, wrote in a memo Wednesday. Chirico and Cox also will become members of the global BCMA operating committee. The appointments are effective January 1st.

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