Vanguard Australia has announced a new head of its personal investor business.
Balaji Gopal, currently head of product strategy, has been appointed to the head of Vanguard’s personal investor business and will join the Australian executive team.
“Balaji is well known to many through his work leading Vanguard Australia’s [product strategy] team in long-term product planning, research, development and implementation,” said managing director Frank Kolimago. “His deep experience in product implementation and execution strategy is the perfect mix of skills for our next head of personal investor as we continue to challenge the status quo and provide Australian investors with more [high-value] products and experiences.”
The appointment follows the return of Lori Mighton to the US following her role in the launch of Vanguard Australia’s personal investor offer.
“We would like to recognise the pivotal role Lori played in the building of Vanguard Personal Investor,” Mr Kolimago said. “Under her leadership, the team developed and launched an ambitious and [future-focused] digital offer for Australian investors.
“Lori has been a valued member of Vanguard Australia’s [executive team] during her three years in Australia and we wish her the very best as she returns to the United States and embarks on her new challenge in the group responsible for Vanguard’s cloud-based advice product platform.”
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