Leon Black leaves Apollo executive roles after Epstein investigation

By Noor Zainab Hussain and Chibuike Oguh (Reuters) – Apollo Global Management Inc co-founder Leon Black has left his executive positions at the private equity firm, a surprise move that caps a series of corporate governance changes triggered by a review of his ties to late financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Black, who co-founded Apollo 31 years ago, stepped down as the company’s chairman, with Jay Clayton, former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission chief, taking over as non-executive chairman, according to a statement on Monday. Black, 69, had planned to retain his role …

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