ESG research house Vigeo Eiris, the global partner of Australian researcher CAER, has appointed a new chief executive.
Former Fitch Ratings global head of ratings operations Arnaud de Batz joins Vigeo Eiris with 25 years' experience in operations and consultancy within financial markets, according to a statement.
Mr de Batz was most recently head of asset management consulting services at Accenture, and, prior to that, was managing director at consulting firm LeverEDGE Partners.
Across a span of nearly six years, he held senior positions at Dexia Asset Management, where he was head of strategy before becoming global head of client solutions.
He was deputy managing director at Fitch Ratings from 2003 to 2007, where he managed a team of analysts based across the world.
In his new role, Mr de Batz will oversee changes to the research house's business model, implementing its business plan and increasing operational efficiencies.
Vigeo Eiris president Nicole Notat said Mr de Batz had "arrive[d] at the right moment".
"The role of extra-financial ratings is confirmed by both issuers and investors. We are mobilising resources to ensure we are well placed to meet the new opportunities that open up," Ms Notat said.
Commenting on his own appointment, Mr de Batz said: "I am delighted to join Nicole Notat and the Vigeo Eiris team, particularly to contribute to the new phase of the agency’s development, both at European level and internationally.”
Mr de Batz commenced in his new role on 12 March.
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