Sciens Alternative Investments chooses CIO

Farhang Mehregani was named chief investment officer of Sciens Alternative Investments, confirmed spokeswoman Miranda Barham.

It is a new position. Mr. Mehregani will report to Stavros Siokos, CEO of the hedge fund-of-funds division of Sciens Capital Management Group.

Mr. Mehregani was head of the Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa equities business at Citigroup from 2008 to 2011, according to the news release.