David Blair has been appointed regional CEO for Fitch in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), expanding his current role of MD for EMEA.
Blair began his career at Fitch 10 years ago, joining as global development director in London, before relocating to India in 2007 for five years to set up Fitch’s operations in South Asia. Blair subsequently returned to London in 2012 to head Fitch Europe and Russia, adding the Middle East to his remit.
Blair will continue to report to worldwide CEO Simon Bolton.
Bolton said, "I am delighted that David will re-engage with the Indian sub-continent - a place that is close to his heart, having originally put Fitch on the map there.It will be good to see David reconnect with so many significant clients in India – he has an eye for talent in that market and I know that he will rebuild our position as a world class agency offer.”
Blair said, “Connecting Mumbai and Delhi to the other thriving businesses in the EMEA region, including London, Paris, Moscow and Dubai, is a exciting opportunity for Fitch. We can broaden our client offer by harnessing the different skillsets that already exist across the wider geography.