Andrew Foster was named global pensions director at AstraZeneca PLC, London, said a company spokeswoman.
It is a new position, based in Cheshire, England. Mr. Foster oversees the global defined benefit plans of the biopharmaceutical company. As of Dec. 31, global defined benefit plan assets totaled $10.5 billion, according to the company's most recent 20-F filing.
Mr. Foster previously was senior investment consultant and head of Mercer's investments office in Liverpool, said Mercer spokesman Alistair Peck in an e-mail. He could not provide further information by press time.