AES Corp., a $17 billion international power company in Arlington, Va., appointed Joel Abramson vice president of investor relations. He replaces Ahmed Pasha, who was named managing director of mergers and acquisitions. Abramson joined AES in 1995 and has worked in mergers and acquisitions and portfolio management. In his new role, he will continue to be responsible for portfolio management.

Discover Financial Services, the Riverwoods, Ill., card issuer with $6.6 billion in 2010 revenue, named R. Mark Graf CFO, chief accounting officer and executive vice president. He replaces Roy Guthrie, who is retiring. Graf, 46, most recently was an investment adviser with New York-based Aquiline Capital Partners, a private equity firm. Earlier, he was a partner at Barrett Ellman Stoddard Capital from 2006 to 2008. He served as CFO at Fifth Third Bank from 2004 to 2006 and as its treasurer from 2001 to 2004.

NewPage Holding Corp., a coated paper manufacturer in Miamisburg, Ohio, named Ronald Arling chief accounting officer and controller. He succeeds Curtis Short, who was named interim CFO in April. Arling, 39, most recently was NewPage's controller, a position he assumed in November. Earlier, he served as assistant controller and internal audit director. Prior to joining NewPage, Arling was internal audit director at CareSource Management Group and worked at Reynolds & Reynolds, NCR and Deloitte & Touche. NewPage reported sales of $3.6 billion last year.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to Treasury & Risk, part of your ALM digital membership.

  • Critical Treasury & Risk information including in-depth analysis of treasury and finance best practices, case studies with corporate innovators, informative newsletters, educational webcasts and videos, and resources from industry leaders.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and Treasury & Risk events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

© 2024 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.