Old Mutual International, part of Old Mutual Wealth, has promoted Brendan Dolan to the role of sales director.

Dolan, who has been with the company for over 25 years, is currently heading up the Middle East and Africa region. The company in a press statement said it is seeking a replacement for Brendan’s role in the Middle East.

Dolan has over 33 years’ experience in financial services, and has good understanding of distribution channels, including traditional IFA channels, as well as Bancassurance and Private Banking channels.

Old Mutual International managing director Peter Kenny commented: “This is a natural progression for Brendan, and is recognition of the significant contribution Brendan has made in growing the Old Mutual International business and in developing and leading his team locally in the Middle East.

“The international advice industry is evolving, and it is more important than ever that we play a proactive role in supporting advisers, helping them build sustainable business models. Brendan has real passion for improving customer outcomes and his collaborative leadership style will be a real asset to our business during this period of transition.”

Brendan Dolan commented: “I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to lead the international distribution team. Old Mutual International has a great pool of talent and we are well-respected within the industry for the unrivalled support and technical expertise we provide. I look forward to building on our success and growing the international business for the benefit of both advisers and customers.”