Alvarez & Marsal builds EMEA team

Turnaround advisory firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) has made a series of appointments in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

The new faces include Ann Cairns, a managing director, who joins from ABN AMRO to lead the firm’s financial industry advisory practice in Europe; Ramon Tisaire, a former managing director with CapGemini, who joins A&M to lead the firm’s newly launched performance improvement practice in Spain; Colin Leisk, formerly of IBM and Booz Allen Hamilton, who joins as a managing director in France; and Walter Bickel and Gerald Corbae, who join A&M as managing directors in Munich to head up performance improvement efforts in Germany.

In addition, A&M has announced that Stefaan Vansteenkiste and Scott Pinfield have been named co-heads of its UK Turnaround and Restructuring practice; Douglas Rosefsky has been named co-head of the firm’s turnaround and restructuring practice in France; Max Frangulov serves as co-head of A&M’s newly launched practice in Russia; Sankar Krishnan has been appointed to oversee A&M’s practices in India and the Middle East; and Rakesh Chopra heads up the firm’s practice in India.