Azimut hires Mena distribution head

Italian asset manager Azimut has continued its expansion in the Middle East with the appointment of a distribution head for the region.

Vijay Sekhar has been named head of wholesale distribution Middle East for Azimut Middle East.

Based in Dubai, he will report to Maroun Jakh, CEO of Azimut Middle East and head of institutional sales, Middle East and Asia.

He will be responsible for strengthening the firm’s presence in the region in conventional and Islamic business.

Sekhar was previously at Natixis Investment Managers in the UAE, Columbia Threadneedle and Citi Bank.

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