Noble hires Alireza

Noble Group hires ex-Goldman banker Alireza as CEO

The Singapore-listed commodities trading house confirms the appointment of Yusuf Alireza as chief executive.
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Yusuf Alireza will become Noble CEO on April 16
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<div style="text-align: left;"> Yusuf Alireza will become Noble CEO on April 16 </div>

Hong Kong’s Noble Group has hired former Goldman Sachs partner Yusuf Alireza as its chief executive. The announcement comes as little surprise. Alireza quit Goldman in mid-November, just days after Noble’s previous chief executive Ricardo Leiman resigned, and it was widely expected that he would end up at Noble.

Chairman Richard Elman has been holding the reins of the Singapore-listed company since the resignation of Leiman, who left for “personal reasons” after Noble announced its first quarterly trading loss in more than a decade. Elman will return to the chairman’s office when Alireza starts on April 16, 2012.

Alireza first joined Goldman in 1997 and became...

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