Charles E. “Ed” Haldeman Jr. today was named CEO of Freddie Mac.
Mr. Haldeman, who resigned June 30 as chairman of Putnam Investment Management and president of Putnam Funds, replaces John Koskinen, who had been interim CEO since the resignation of David Moffett in March. Mr. Koskinen will resume his previous role as non-executive chairman of the board, according to a Freddie Mac news release.
Mr. Haldeman was named chairman of Putnam Investment Management in July 2008. He was president and CEO of Putnam Investments, a position he assumed in November 2003. He was named president of the Putnam Funds in 2007. His position as chairman will not be filled, according to an earlier statement from Putnam.
Mr. Haldeman was also elected to the board of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. and is expected to assume both of his new positions in August, after the company releases its second-quarter financial results, according to the Freddie Mac release.
Representatives from Freddie Mac and Putnam were not immediately available for comment.