SymphonyIRI appoints Appel as new CEO
US— Andrew Appel has been appointed president and chief executive officer at SymphonyIRI, replacing John Freeland who has moved to an interim role until his retirement later this year.
Appel (pictured) joins the retail market research specialist from Accretive Health where he was SVP of revenue operations.
Previously he worked as chief operating officer at Chicago-based professional services firm Aon and as a senior partner at McKinsey & Company.
Freeland, who will retire at the end of 2012, has been given the role of executive vice chairman.