The Securities and Exchange Commission recently announced two new hires: Eun Ah Choi has been named managing executive of the Division of Investment Management and Geoffrey Aronow has been named chief counsel and senior policy advisor in the Office of International Affairs.
The new positions for Choi and Aronow come as the agency also welcomes two new commissioners, Kara Stein and Michael Piwowar. Both were sworn in on Aug. 9.
Choi, who will assume her new role on Monday, will serve as the division’s point person on a wide range of business, operational and administrative functions, including risk and examinations, business process improvement, human capital management, strategic planning, and industry and financial analyses.
Choi fills the role previously held by Diane Blizzard, who last April became associate director for regulatory policy and investment advisor regulation in the Division of Investment Management.
Norm Champ, director of the Investment Management division, said in a statement that Choi brings “a wealth of legal, analytical and management experience,” and that she would be “a vital asset” in the division’s IM Moving Ahead improvement project.
Choi joins the SEC from the law firm Hogan Lovells US in Washington, DC, where she worked as a partner in the firm’s corporate department and represented publicly and privately held companies, boards of directors and investment banks.
“Her transactional and counseling background is uniquely complemented by her significant experience managing and coordinating organization-wide efforts to develop, improve and streamline operational, technological and legal procedures, controls and standards,” the SEC said in a statement.