Capco chief exec Ian Hawksworth asuumes oversight of the firm’s Covent Garden assets

Earls Court developer Capital & Counties has announced that Situl Jobanputra will replace Soumen Das as the firm’s chief financial officer.

Das resigned in July as managing director and chief financial officer.

Capco’s chief executive Ian Hawksworth takes over Das’s role overseeing its scheme to upgrade the Covent Garden area of central London.

Das will step down as chief financial officer at the end of December but will stay with the firm until the middle of the following month to ensure a smooth handover, the company said.

Previously Situl led Deutsche Bank’s UK real estate investment banking team before joining Capco in 2014 to provide support on corporate finance and capital markets and to oversee the finance functions at Earls Court and Lillie Square.

Hawksworth said: “[Situl] is well respected within the company and the wider markets and has significant investment banking and finance experience.”