EteraStefan Björkman has been named chief executive of the Finnish pensions mutual, succeeding retiring chief executive and president Hannu Tarkkonen. Björkman joins from local bank Aktia, where he spent seven years, most recently as deputy managing director and CFO. He was also chief executive of dentistry chain Oral Hammaslääkäri and a partner at venture capital fund eVentures. In his nine years at lift manufacturer Kone Corporation, he held a number of positions within the business.

BNY MellonSerge Futvoie, managing director at the bank, has stepped down as chair of the firm’s Belgian pension fund. He has been replaced by trained lawyer Mark Buyst, current head of remuneration and compliance. Buyst was previously the European head of human resources at BNY, and also spent a number of years at JP Morgan, becoming vice president for HR prior to joining his current employer.

Kames CapitalCarolyn Bell joins the firm’s international equities team, responsible for portfolio management across the North American portfolio. She has previously worked at Baillie Gifford, covering North American, UK and Asian equities.

Pictet Asset ManagementLuke Chua has been appointed senior investment manager within the emerging market (EM) corporate bond team, based in London. Chua joins from Schroder Investment Management’s Singapore office, where he managed its EM corporate bond fund. He has also worked at AXA Investment Managers.

Standard Life InvestmentsJohan Langerak has been named investment director for the Netherlands, working alongside Pat Woods. Lanerak, who has 20 years’ industry experience, previously worked at Bank J Safra Sarasin and ING Investment Management.