Deutsche Bank today announced that Christopher B. Burnham will join the bank as a Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Deutsche Asset Management (DeAM), effective November 15, 2006. He will report to Kevin Parker, Global Head of Deutsche Asset Management and will be based in New York.
Burnham will be responsible for developing key client relationships as well as undertaking a variety of special projects. He will also serve on DeAM’s Global Operating Committee.
Burnham was previously Under-Secretary General of the United Nations and the highest-ranking American in the UN Secretariat, reporting to UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan. He helped lead efforts to reform the UN and introduce greater transparency and efficiency, and created the UN's first Ethics Office.
“Chris has exceptional experience and relationships in both the public and private sectors,” said Parker. “During his distinguished career, he has proven himself to be a leader of tremendous ability and integrity, and he will be a valuable asset to our clients and business.”
Burnham joined the UN after four years with the U.S. Department of State, where he served as (acting) Under Secretary of State for Management for Condoleezza Rice and Assistant Secretary of State for Resource Management and CFO of the State Department for Former Secretary of State, General Colin Powell
Prior to the Department of State, he was Vice Chairman of PIMCO Funds Company and President and CEO of its equity management subsidiary, Columbus Circle Investors. Earlier, he served as Treasurer of the State of Connecticut.
He earned an MPA from Harvard University and a BA from Washington & Lee University.
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Mayura Hooper +1 (212) 250-5536
Ted Meyer +1 (212) 250 7253
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