Hans-Joerg Rudloff, chairman of Barclays Capital, is to take direct responsibility for the firm's business in continental Europe as part of the firm's strengthening of its investment banking business. At the same time, Naguib Kheraj, previously chief operating officer for Barclays Capital, has been appointed global head of investment banking and will hold overall management responsibility for origination, private equity and leveraged finance. He replaces Peter Luthy who left the firm suddenly last week. Credit Lyonnais has appointed Roy Leighton as chairman of its European advisory board. He was previously chairman of the derivatives business of Credit Lyonnais Rouse and its affiliates where he will remain chairman in a non-executive capacity. Deutsche Bank has appointed Peter Hooper as chief US economist. He was previously managing director and chief international economist at Deutsche. He will report to David ffolkes-Landau, head of global markets research. Rosalyn Wilton, former managing director of Reuters Information, has been appointed chief executive of hemscott.net, which will absorb the content, database and internet activities of Hemmington Scott. The Finance and Economics Committee of the Jersey Financial Services Commission has nominated Scott Dobbie as a non-executive commissioner of the Commission. Dobbie is non-executive chairman of CrestCo and is a director of the Securites and Futures Authority and the Edinburgh Investment Trust. Bradford & Bingley has appointed Rosemary Thorne as group finance and IT director, succeeding John Smith who is to retire. Thorne is presently group finance director of J Sainsbury.