Axel Kilian was named head of client coverage for Europe, Middle East and Africa at MSCI, effective June 1, a spokesman said.
Mr. Killian replaced Alvise Munari, who was promoted to global head of client coverage in October. Mr. Munari replaced Laurent Seyer, chief operating officer and chief client officer who retired to pursue other interests.
Mr. Kilian oversees MSCI's sales, client relationship management and client service teams in EMEA. He reports to Mr. Munari.
"Axel's vast experience in global markets across different client segments and products, and his direct knowledge of the wealth management industry, will add tremendous value to our global coverage efforts at MSCI," Mr. Munari said Tuesday in a news release.
Mr. Kilian was head of ultra-high net worth clients for UBS in Germany and Austria until 2017. Additional details could not be learned.