Darby Appoints Senior Executive For Asia

May 1 2008 | 11:28am ET

Darby Overseas Investments, the private equity arm of Franklin Templeton Investments, has appointed David Hudson as senior managing director to lead its Asia operations and global infrastructure initiatives.

Hudson will be based in Hong Kong and starts today. He will report to CEO Richard Frank, who is based in Washington.

Hudson comes to Darby from ING Group, where he most recently served as CEO for Americas wholesale banking. Previously, Hudson led Asia Pacific operations at JPMorgan Chase.

“David brings an outstanding background in international finance to Darby,” Frank said. “His deep experience both in Asia and in infrastructure investing around the world provides a unique opportunity to develop the Darby platform in these two critical and fast growing areas.”

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