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Rexel Appoints Roger Little as CEO of the USA and USA-Canada Cluster, Enhancing Leadership Team for Electrifying Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Rexel, a global leader in electrical distribution and solutions, has named Roger Little as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the USA and the leader of the USA-Canada cluster, effective from December 18, 2023. Roger Little, who has … Read the full press release

Marcel Levi Re-elected Vice-President on the Renewed Board of Science Europe

(IN BRIEF) Marcel Levi, NWO board chair, has been re-elected as vice-president on the newly constituted board of Science Europe, a European partnership of research funders and performers. His two-year term will extend until November 2025. Levi was previously a … Read the full press release

Maxime Saada Appointed Vice-President of Lagardère Group, Enhancing Media Expertise

(IN BRIEF) Maxime Saada has been named Vice-President of the Lagardère group and has joined its Executive Committee while retaining his current roles. Saada, who holds an MBA from HEC and has a background in various leadership positions, including as … Read the full press release

Hexagon AB Nominates Annika Falkengren and Ralph Haupter as New Board Members

(IN BRIEF) Hexagon AB’s Nomination Committee has put forth the recommendation to appoint Annika Falkengren and Ralph Haupter as independent members of Hexagon’s Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled for April 29, 2024. Annika Falkengren, with … Read the full press release

Marloes van Kooten to Take Over as Managing Director Purchasing at Witt Group

(IN BRIEF) Marloes van Kooten will be joining the Witt Group management team on March 1, 2024, with plans to succeed Stefanie Zühlke-Schmidt as Managing Director Purchasing on September 1, 2024, following a six-month onboarding period. Marloes brings over 30 … Read the full press release

Barclays Appoints JB Patois as Head of Equity Derivatives for Asia Pacific

(IN BRIEF) Barclays has announced the appointment of Jean-Baptiste (JB) Patois as the Head of Equity Derivatives ex-Strategic Derivatives, Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong. In this role, Mr. Patois will lead the Exotics and Flow Derivatives teams. He will … Read the full press release

Inge Herrmann Joins Balgrist University Hospital and University of Zurich to Spearhead Medical Technology Innovations

(IN BRIEF) Inge Herrmann, a renowned expert in medical technology, has been appointed to the academic team at Balgrist University Hospital and the University of Zurich. Herrmann, previously a professor at ETH Zurich and Empa, will continue her research and … Read the full press release

New Leadership at Savills Birmingham: Victoria Burgin Takes the Helm

(IN BRIEF) Savills has appointed Victoria Burgin as the new head of its Birmingham office, effective from January 1, 2024, succeeding Simon Farrant. Burgin currently leads the property management team in Birmingham and has experience in managing high-profile portfolios and … Read the full press release

Barry Callebaut Appoints Amr Arafa as Chief Digital Officer to Drive Tech-Enabled Transformation

(IN BRIEF) Barry Callebaut, a leading cocoa and chocolate products manufacturer, has appointed Amr Arafa as its Chief Digital Officer (CDO) to spearhead the company’s commitment to becoming an agile and tech-enabled organization. In this newly created role, Arafa will … Read the full press release

Ørsted Announces Departure of CFO and COO, Initiates Search for New Leadership

(IN BRIEF) Ørsted, a global leader in renewable energy, has announced the departure of two members of its executive management team: Daniel Lerup, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and Richard Hunter, Chief Operating Officer (COO), by mutual agreement. This decision is … Read the full press release

Stéphanie Ferran Appointed Deputy CEO of Hachette Livre to Lead Publishing Expansion

(IN BRIEF) Arnaud Lagardère, Chairman and CEO of Hachette Livre, has announced the appointment of Stéphanie Ferran as Deputy CEO of the Hachette Livre group, effective immediately. In her new role, Ferran will support Hachette Livre’s ambitions in the publishing … Read the full press release

Ericsson Appoints Rita Mokbel as Head of Vietnam Operations and Global Customer Unit Telenor

(IN BRIEF) Ericsson, a leading telecommunications technology company, has announced the appointment of Rita Mokbel as Head of Ericsson Vietnam. In her new role, Rita will be responsible for overseeing Ericsson’s business and operations in Vietnam while continuing her role … Read the full press release

TÜV Rheinland Appointed Conformity Assessment Body by Cameroon’s ANOR for Product Quality and Safety

(IN BRIEF) The Cameroonian “Agence des Normes et de la Qualité” (ANOR) has designated TÜV Rheinland as a Conformity Assessment Body under the Pre-Shipment Evaluation of Conformity (PECAE) program. TÜV Rheinland is now authorized to conduct conformity verification, inspection, and … Read the full press release

Cargotec Appoints Sami Niiranen as President of Kalmar and Potential CEO in Planned Separation and Listing Readiness

(IN BRIEF) In a significant leadership change at Cargotec, Sami Niiranen has been appointed as the new President of Kalmar, effective by May 2024 at the latest. During this transition, Casimir Lindholm, Cargotec’s current President and CEO, will serve as … Read the full press release

Aegon Nominates Albert Benchimol, Industry Veteran, for Non-Executive Board Role

(IN BRIEF) Aegon has announced its intention to propose Albert Benchimol as a non-executive member of the Board of Directors at its 2024 Annual General Meeting, with a proposed four-year term. Mr. Benchimol, boasting over 40 years of experience in … Read the full press release

European Space Pioneer Chiara Manfletti Leads Research for Sustainable Space Travel at TUM

(IN BRIEF) Chiara Manfletti, a prominent figure in European space exploration, has joined the Technical University of Munich (TUM) as a leading expert in aerospace engineering. Her diverse career includes key roles at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the European … Read the full press release

Ulrika Ritzén Appointed Head of Onshore Wind at Vattenfall’s Business Area Wind

(IN BRIEF) Vattenfall has appointed Ulrika Ritzén as the new Head of Onshore Wind in its Business Area Wind, with her tenure set to begin on November 13, 2023. Ulrika, who brings extensive experience from her time at ABB Group … Read the full press release

Franck Oniga Named CEO of Sofinco as Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance Pursues Growth Strategy

(IN BRIEF) Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance has announced the appointment of Franck Oniga as the Chief Executive Officer of Sofinco and a member of the Group Executive Committee, effective from January 8, 2024. Oniga will report to Stéphane Priami, CEO … Read the full press release

voestalpine AG Appoints Gerald Mayer as CFO, Effective April 1, 2024

(IN BRIEF) The Supervisory Board of voestalpine AG has announced the appointment of Gerald Mayer to its Management Board as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective from April 1, 2024. Mayer, a finance expert with international industry experience, will serve … Read the full press release

Nicolas Denis Appointed as CEO of Crédit Agricole Assurances, Succeeding Philippe Dumont

(IN BRIEF) Nicolas Denis has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Crédit Agricole Assurances, effective from January 1, 2024, following approval by the Crédit Agricole Assurances Board of Directors. In his new role, Denis will report directly to … Read the full press release

Heidelberg Materials Reports Strong Financial Results, Expands Sustainability Efforts, and Announces Board Changes

(IN BRIEF) Heidelberg Materials, a global leader in building materials, has reported a 6.0% increase in revenue to €16,083 million for the first nine months of 2023, despite a decline in sales volumes due to a global economic downturn. The … Read the full press release

Stellantis Appoints Grégoire Olivier to Lead Liaison Office for Leapmotor

(IN BRIEF) Stellantis, the multinational automotive corporation, has appointed Grégoire Olivier to head a newly established “liaison office” for Leapmotor, a strategic partner. Reporting directly to Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares, Olivier will oversee the execution of the partnership, including the … Read the full press release

SGS Enhances Leadership Team with New Director of Connectivity, North America

(IN BRIEF) Jay Suh has joined SGS as the Director of Connectivity, North America, where he will oversee the Connectivity business, focusing on service and location expansions. He will also develop the North America certification scheme globally. Based in Silicon … Read the full press release

Giles Sutcliffe Joins Savills as Director for Affordable Housing Valuations

(IN BRIEF) Savills has welcomed Giles Sutcliffe as Director to its Affordable Housing Consultancy team, where he will lead housing valuations for portfolios, new developments, land opportunities, and Section 106 planning agreements. With almost 30 years of experience in affordable … Read the full press release

Neste Announces Restructuring Plans to Boost Efficiency and Growth

(IN BRIEF) Neste, a renewable energy company, is undergoing organizational changes to enhance cost-efficiency and long-term competitiveness. It plans to merge renewable business units, resulting in 400 job cuts and EUR 50 million in annual savings, aiming for over MEUR … Read the full press release

EBRD Appoints Fatih Türkmenoğlu as Head of North Macedonia to Drive Investment and Green Transition

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has appointed Fatih Türkmenoğlu as the new Head of North Macedonia. He will assume his role on November 1 and will lead the EBRD’s Skopje resident office. Türkmenoğlu, a Turkish … Read the full press release

Ericsson Strengthens Commitment to Open Standards with Leadership Role in O-RAN ALLIANCE Security Work Group

(IN BRIEF) Ericsson has announced that Scott Poretsky, its Director of Security for North America, has been elected to co-chair the O-RAN ALLIANCE’s Security Work Group (WG11). This appointment marks Ericsson’s third co-chair position within the O-RAN ALLIANCE, highlighting the … Read the full press release

ABB Names Mathias Gaertner as General Counsel and Company Secretary, Strengthening Legal Leadership

(IN BRIEF) ABB has appointed Mathias Gaertner as General Counsel and Company Secretary, as well as a Member of the Executive Committee. He will officially join ABB in 2024 and will succeed Natalia Shehadeh, who has been serving as General … Read the full press release

ABN AMRO Extends CEO Robert Swaak’s Tenure to 2028 in Show of Confidence

(IN BRIEF) ABN AMRO has extended the term of its CEO, Robert Swaak, by four years, until the 2028 General Meeting of Shareholders. Swaak, who has been CEO since April 2020, has accepted the request for the extension. The decision … Read the full press release

Unilever Appoints Fernando Fernandez as New CFO Amid Leadership Changes

(IN BRIEF) Unilever has announced the appointment of Fernando Fernandez as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective from January 1, 2024. Fernandez, currently the President of Unilever’s Beauty & Wellbeing Business Group, will succeed Graeme Pitkethly, who is retiring … Read the full press release

Barclays Strengthens Sustainability Focus with New Asia Pacific Head

(IN BRIEF) Barclays has appointed Denise Wong as the Head of Sustainable and Impact Banking for the Asia Pacific region. Based in Hong Kong, Wong will advise corporate and institutional clients on sustainability initiatives as they transition to a low-carbon … Read the full press release

Kapsch TrafficCom CFO Andreas Hämmerle to Depart, CEO Georg Kapsch Takes Over Finance Responsibilities

(IN BRIEF) The Supervisory Board of Kapsch TrafficCom AG has decided not to extend the contract of Andreas Hämmerle, who serves as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and is set to remain in his role until 2024. Consequently, Georg Kapsch, … Read the full press release

BASF Announces Key Personnel Changes in Senior Leadership Roles

(IN BRIEF) BASF has announced key personnel changes within its leadership team, including Marcelo R. Lu taking on the role of President for the Division South & East Asia, ASEAN & ANZ, effective February 1, 2024. Klaus Welsch will retire … Read the full press release

Societe Generale Appoints François Bloch as Head of International Retail Banking for Africa, Mediterranean Basin & Overseas

(IN BRIEF) Societe Generale has announced the appointment of François Bloch as the new Head of International Retail Banking for the Africa, Mediterranean Basin, and Overseas region, effective from November 1, 2023. François Bloch, who has been with the Group … Read the full press release

Continental Announces New Head for Automotive Aftermarket Business

(IN BRIEF) Enno Straten has been named as the new head of Continental’s Automotive Aftermarket business segment, effective November 1, 2023. This segment deals with replacement and wear parts for passenger cars, including brakes, electronic components, service equipment, and batteries. … Read the full press release

Outokumpu Appoints Key Leaders for Feasibility Study in the Americas

(IN BRIEF) Outokumpu has appointed Michael Tecza as Project Director and Hugh Embrey as Technical Project Director to lead an ongoing feasibility study in the Americas. The study aims to increase cold-rolling capacity and explore options for hot-rolling arrangements in … Read the full press release

Terna Appoints Danilo Del Gaizo as Group Corporate Affairs Director

(IN BRIEF) Terna, an Italian electricity transmission system operator, has appointed Danilo Del Gaizo as its new Group Corporate Affairs Director. Del Gaizo, who has extensive experience in various legal fields, including constitutional, European, and international law, as well as … Read the full press release

Atos Announces Leadership Transition: Jean Pierre Mustier Appointed Chairman

(IN BRIEF) Bertrand Meunier is stepping down as Chairman and Director of the Board at Atos, leading to changes in the company’s leadership. The Nominations and Governance Committee, with Elizabeth Tinkham as its Chair, conducted a rigorous selection process and … Read the full press release

Dr. Anne-Beatrice Kihara Assumes Historic Role as FIGO’s First Sub-Saharan African President

(IN BRIEF) Dr. Anne-Beatrice Kihara has officially assumed the role of President of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), marking a historic moment as she becomes the organization’s first-ever President from sub-Saharan Africa. The inauguration took place at … Read the full press release

Fondazione Bruno Kessler Launches Selection Process for Directors of Digital Society and Augmented Intelligence Centers

(IN BRIEF) Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) has initiated the selection procedure for the positions of Director for its Digital Society research center and the newly established Augmented Intelligence Center. The Digital Society research center focuses on the challenges presented by … Read the full press release