PineBridge Appoints Arun Kumar as COO at Middle East Unit

PineBridge Investments, the money- management firm controlled by Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li, appointed Arun Kumar as chief operating officer at its Middle East unit.

Kumar was previously chief financial officer at Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Co. and worked at 3i Investments PLC and JPMorgan Chase & Co., PineBridge Investments said in an e-mailed statement today. Janick Fierens was appointed managing director, head of client service.

Kumar and Fierens will be based at PineBridge’s Middle East and North Africa headquarters in Bahrain.

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