AMERICAN EXPRESS Charlotte Duerden has been appointed managing director UK for American Express. Charlotte has worked for American Express since 1999 in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Over this time she has held senior roles including head of product, pricing and portfolio management for Europe, director of membership rewards and customer engagement and head of products, brand and marketing. As managing director Charlotte has oversight of American Express' activities in the UK. She also maintains her responsibility for leading the consumer services and international currency card businesses. Charlotte is a non-executive director for UK Finance, the trade association representing nearly 300 UK companies providing finance, banking, markets and paymentsrelated services. Prior to joining American Express, Charlotte worked in the telecommunications and utilities industries.
JP MORGAN Omar Butt has joined JP Morgan in London to be vice president of the bank's family office and family business unit. Omar joins the US bank to develop its business with family offices and businesses in the UK, with a focus on sourcing deals. He joins from PwC where he was head of the family office and private capital group within its M&A unit. Omar led the coverage, origination and execution of deals for family offices, private investment vehicles, and family businesses. He also assisted PwC's global funds' advisory team on raising general funding with the family capital base of limited partners.
BCLP International law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has appointed Mukul Chawla QC to lead its UK corporate crime team in London, part of the firm's global investigations practice. He joins BCLP on 8 October. Mukul is a heavyweight fraud and white collar crime lawyer with three decades of experience both as a prosecutor and as defence counsel. He represents clients on a wide range of corporate crime matters including fraud, bribery and corruption. Over the past two years, Mukul has acted as lead adviser to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) on its largest investigation, a multi-jurisdictional, multi-defendant investigation into suspected bribery by Unaoil and a range of other companies. He also led the SFO team investigating Libor manipulation and conducted the first Libor manipulation prosecutions in the UK. On the defence side, Mukul was lead counsel for the defendant in the first ever prosecution of a corporate for the "failure to prevent" offence under the Bribery Act 2010 earlier this year.
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