By CARINE LEE
Noble Group Ltd on Monday appointed Yusuf Alireza as its chief executive officer and member of the board, with effect from April 16, 2012.
Mr Alireza takes over from Richard Elman who will step down as acting CEO and continue as chairman.
Prior to his appointment, Mr Alireza was Co-President of Asia (ex Japan) for Goldman Sachs and a member of that firm's global management committee.
Noble also appointed William Randall, its current head of energy coal & carbon complex, as a member of the board with immediate effect. Mr Randall will also assume the title of head of hard commodities, reporting directly to the CEO.