Tom Ford, former Gucci and Yves St. Lauren designer, as head of his own line of clothing, eyewear and cosmetics.
James D. Wolfensohn, outgoing World Bank President, as special envoy to coordinate Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and West Bank.
Mary Parent and Scott Stuber, as co-heads of Universal Pictures, following last year's takeover by General Electric.
Joseph Perella and Tarek Abdel-Meguid, as top investment bankers at Morgan Stanley, part of the continuing management turmoil at the Wall Street firm.
J. Michael Lawrie, as chief executive of Siebel Systems, to be replaced by George Shaheen, a onetime head of Andersen Consulting.
Stephen M. Cutler, as chief of enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission.