The position combines sales, product, marketing and operations
functions. Currently based in London, Ehret, a 20-year SSgA veteran, will
assume the role immediately. Mike Karpik, senior managing director, will
take on Ehret’s current responsibilities as head of EMEA.
Ehret joined SSgA in 1993, and has held many senior level
positions, including co-head of the firm’s exchange-traded fund (ETF) business.
In 1998, Karpik joined SSgA, and in 2009 he was named head
of investments for EMEA based in London. He is also chairman of the board for
SSgA Ltd. and a member of the company’s Ireland and France boards.