Wednesday, February 1, 2023

New Appen CEO to accelerate the next wave of enterprise AI adoption

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Appen Limited, the trusted global high-quality data for the AI Lifecycle company, announced the official starting of Armughan Ahmad as CEO and President. With over 25 years of experience scaling multi-billion-dollar technology businesses and building strong global teams, Armughan plans to accelerate adoption within the fast-growing enterprise AI market.

Robert J. Foskey to replace George F. Hutchings as COO at Everen Limited

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Everen Limited (Everen) announced that George F. Hutchings, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, will retire at the end of 2023. Robert J. Foskey, Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary, will succeed Mr. Hutchings as Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective April 1, 2023. Mr. Hutchings will remain at Everen for the balance of 2023 as Special Advisor.

Piedmont Lithium expands its Board of Directors with two new additions

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Piedmont Lithium (Piedmont), a global developer of lithium resources critical to the U.S. electric vehicle (EV) supply chain, announced that the Board of Directors has voted to increase the size of the Board from five to seven directors, adding two new directors. Christina Alvord and Michael Bless have been appointed to these positions, providing additional executive, operational, and strategic guidance to the Company as it advances in its mission to supply the U.S. with lithium hydroxide from a global portfolio of projects.

MSIG Asia appoints Victorio Villar to the role of Head of Technical Services

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MSIG Asia has named Victorio Villar as Senior Vice President and Head of Technical Services. Villar is tasked to deliver technical excellence across Underwriting, Reinsurance and Claims to secure continuous profitable growth for the leading general insurer in the ASEAN region. Based in the Singapore management office, Villar's remit covers 13 countries and 15 MSIG business units in all 10 ASEAN countries, and Hong Kong and Oceania. Villar brings with him over four decades of APAC & MENA experience for underwriting of Property risks and building large profitable portfolios in the challenging markets of Asia. As a chemical engineer by training, Villar is recognised across the region as one of the leading subject matter experts.

Boehringer Ingelheim makes changes to its Board of Managing Directors

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Boehringer Ingelheim announces that the Shareholders have appointed Paola Casarosa and Shashank Deshpande to the Board of Managing Directors. They will succeed Michel Pairet, responsible for the Innovation Unit, and Jean Scheftsik de Szolnok, responsible for the Animal Health Business Unit, who informed the firm of their wish to retire at the end of next year.

Cbus Super appoints Abha Devasia and Dave Noonan to its Board

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Cbus Super, Australia’s blue-collar superannuation fund, is set to farewell stalwart board directors with the retirements of Anne Donnellan and Frank O’Grady. Ms Donnellan will be replaced by AMWU National Legal Coordinator Abha Devasia, whilst retiring CFMMEU national construction secretary Dave Noonan will return to the Cbus Board to replace Mr O’Grady.

Ivanti appoints Michael Coleman to grow partner footprint in ANZ market

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Ivanti, the provider of the Ivanti Neurons automation platform that discovers, manages, secures, and services IT assets from cloud to edge has appointed Michael Coleman as Partner Sales Director for Australia and New Zealand. Coleman joins Ivanti to strengthen the partner ecosystem and enable partners to realise the benefits of the Ivanti Neurons solutions.

Rubrik appoints John W. Thompson as Lead Independent Board Director

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Rubrik, the Zero Trust Data Security™ firm, has appointed John W. Thompson, former Microsoft Chairman and Symantec CEO, as the lead independent director of Rubrik’s Board. According to the recent Rubrik Zero Labs State of Data Security report, over 98% of firms experienced a cyberattack in the past year, and more than half faced a ransomware attack.

Nighthawk Gold appoints Salvatore Curcio as its Chief Executive Officer

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Nighthawk Gold Corp. (Nighthawk) announced the appointment of Salvatore “Sal” Curcio, CPA, CA to the role of CFO effective January 1, 2023. Mr. Curcio is currently the Vice President of Finance for Nighthawk. Current Nighthawk CFO Michael G. Leskovec, CPA, CA plans to step down to focus on his role as Co-Founder and CFO of Juno Corp., a privately held exploration firm with properties in the Ring of Fire region in Northern, Ontario, Canada.

DNEG appoints industry expert Alaric McAusland as Managing Director

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DNEG, a visual effects (VFX) and animation studio for the creation of feature film, television and multiplatform content, appointed Alaric McAusland as Managing Director of the firm’s new VFX and animation studio in Sydney, Australia. McAusland will take up his new post with DNEG in January 2023, bringing over 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry.