Stafford, who previously served as global head of PIMCO’s consultant relations group, replaces Eric Mogelof and will relocate to Hong Kong later this year.
Mogelof is moving back to New York in June to take on the role of head of PIMCO’s US global wealth management business.
Both will report directly to PIMCO CEO Emmanuel Roman.
Stafford commented: “I look forward to building on the excellent service that Eric Mogelof and our team in Asia Pacific have delivered to clients. I will be supported in this role by a best-in-class regional leadership team and deep bench of talented investment professionals, both in Asia Pacific and around the world.”
Roman said: “Kimberley Stafford is the ideal executive to continue to serve our clients in the incredibly important Asia Pacific region because of her deep understanding of the asset management business, her commitment to our clients and proven strategic leadership.”
He added: “Kim and Eric are proven leaders who will serve our clients in these important roles in Asia Pacific and the US and are an example of the deep bench of executive and leadership talent PIMCO has globally.”