Wilson Leech was named CEO for Northern Trust’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region, company spokesman John O’Connell confirmed.
Mr. Leech is replacing Biff Bowman, who was named head of Americas for Northern Trust corporate and institutional services, the company’s asset servicing business, effective at the end of this month. Mr. Bowman is replacing Lee Selander, who is retiring after 33 years in that position.
Mr. Leech was head of the company’s global fund services business, a position he held since 2004. The division provides asset servicing and money management solutions and services to institutional and ultra-high-net-worth clients across the EMEA region. Peter Cherecwich, COO of Corporate & Institutional Services, will also assume Mr. Leech’s duties.