OppenheimerFunds, a global asset manager, has appointed Ahmad Deek as chief risk officer.

Deek will be responsible for leading the firm's risk management function and further enhancing its corporate governance structure. He will be based in New York and will join the firm's senior leadership team, and report directly to OppenheimerFunds Chairman and CEO Art Steinmetz.

Prior to joining OppenheimerFunds, Deek spent over two decades at Goldman Sachs where he most recently served as Managing Director, Senior Risk Officer in the Investment Management Division. He previously held several roles within their Prime Brokerage, Equities, and Fixed Income Securities Divisions. Deek began his career in 1993 at Mentor Graphics as a Development Engineer.