NII Holdings, the $6.7 billion provider of mobile communications services in Latin America, named Juan Figuereo CFO and executive vice president. He succeeds Gokul Hemmady, who was named COO of the Reston, Va.-based company. Figuereo, 54, previously was CFO at Newell Rubbermaid. Earlier, he served as CFO at Cott Corp. and vice president of M&A at Wal-Mart International. Figuereo also spent more than 15 years at PepsiCo.
Pepco Holdings, the $5.9 billion utility company, appointed Donna Kinzel treasurer, chief risk officer and vice president. She replaces Kevin McGowan, who was named vice president of regulatory affairs for the Washington-based company. Kinzel has been Pepco’s director of investor relations since 2004. She was named finance manager for Pepco’s enterprise business group in 1997 and assistant treasurer in 1999.
Yahoo, the $4.9 billion Internet company, named Kenneth Goldman CFO. He succeeds Tim Morse, who is stepping down. Goldman, 63, joins Yahoo from threat management company Fortinet, where he was CFO since 2007. Earlier, he was CFO and executive vice president of Dexterra and CFO and senior vice wwpresident of finance and administration at Siebel Systems. Goldman serves on the boards of Infinera Corp. and NXP Semiconductors.
VMWare, the $3.7 billion Palo Alto, Calif.-based software maker, appointed Jonathan Chadwick CFO. He succeeds Mark Peek, who left to become CFO at Workday. Chadwick, 46, most recently served as CFO at Skype, a subsidiary of Microsoft, and corporate vice president at Microsoft. Previously he was CFO and executive vice president at McAfee. Earlier, Chadwick held finance positions at Cisco Systems and worked at Coopers & Lybrand in the U.S. and U.K.
California Public Employees’ Retirement System (Calpers), the public pension fund with $243 billion in assets, named Cheryl Eason CFO, a new position for Calpers. Eason most recently served as vice president of financial and plan board services at British Columbia Pension Corp. Prior to joining the British Columbia Pension Corp. in 2009, she was CFO and executive vice president for the Manitoba Lotteries Corp.
Caterpillar, the $60 billion manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, appointed Brad Halverson CFO and group president of corporate services. He succeeds Ed Rapp, who will become group president of construction industries for Peoria, Ill.-based Caterpillar. Halverson, 52, most recently served as vice president with responsibility for the finance services unit. He was appointed corporate controller in 2004.
New York Life, the $24 billion insurance company, appointed John Fleurant deputy CFO, a new position. He will continue in his current role as senior vice president of finance and controller. Fleurant, 50, joined New York Life in 2010 from Prudential Financial, where he was controller and earlier served as CFO for domestic businesses. Prior to joining Prudential in 1995, he was a senior manager at Deloitte & Touche.
Air Products and Chemicals, a $9.6 billion provider of gases in Allentown, Pa., said M. Scott Crocco, its corporate controller and vice president, will succeed Paul Huck as CFO and senior vice president when Huck retires in February. Crocco, 48, has been controller since 2006. Since joining Air Products’ career development program in 1990, he has worked in various finance positions.