ABN Amro Securities Japan today announced two new appointments to its senior management staff following the stepping down of president and chief executive officer Arthur Jesson. Jesson moves to Fidelity where he assumes the role of chairman and global relationship manager.

Taking the place of Jesson will be Piero Overmars. Overmars moves to Tokyo from Singapore, where he was managing director and investment banking head of treasury and fixed income for ABN Amro Asia Pacific.

Mario Malt joins Overmars on the management board where he assumes the role of managing director and head of equity. Malt joins the bank from Kleinwort Benson Securities in Hong Kong, where he held the position of managing director with responsibility for restructuring the bank's securities business.