Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Lacework appoints Niels Provos as its inaugural Head of Security Efficacy

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Lacework®, the data-driven cloud security firm, has appointed Niels Provos as the firm’s first Head of Security Efficacy. Provos brings nearly two decades of experience in creating healthy engineering teams that build security infrastructure and systems that solve cloud security problems at scale. He puts an emphasis on treating security as an engineering problem.

Animal tech firm Covetrus appoints Ajoy Karna as Chief Financial Officer

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Covetrus®, a global player in animal-health technology and services, announced the appointment of Ajoy Karna as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Karna succeeds Matthew Foulston, who announced previously his retirement from the company. Karna joins Covetrus from Sysco Corporation, where during his 10 years with the firm, he held a number of senior finance and strategic leadership roles, including senior vice president of finance for international, and the firm’s North American foodservice distribution businesses.

AAM company Wisk Aero names Daniela Schaff Head of Sustainability

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Wisk Aero, an Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company and pioneer in autonomous, electric flight, furthers its global leadership in sustainability with the appointment of a new Head of Sustainability and the company’s certification of Net Carbon Zero in New Zealand. Wisk recently appointed Daniela Schaff as the company’s new Head of Sustainability. In this newly created position, Daniela will oversee Wisk’s global sustainability efforts and the implementation of a comprehensive sustainability strategy. This strategy will include the creation of a circular supply chain, implementing steps that further reduce the company’s carbon footprint, and developing processes that foster sustainable design decisions.

Steve Lucas replaces David Meredith as Chief Executive Officer at Boomi

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BoomiTM, the intelligent connectivity and automation firm, announced it has appointed Steve Lucas as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Lucas joins Boomi from iCIMS and brings more than 27 years of experience in enterprise software. Steve Lucas succeeds David Meredith, who has stepped down from the role to pursue other interests. Lucas has significant experience leading and operating some of the world’s most innovative software companies.

Outseer appoints Yogesh Patel to the role of CTO and Chief Data Scientist

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Outseer, a provider of payment authentication and account monitoring solutions, announced the appointment of Yogesh Patel as CTO & Chief Data Scientist. Patel will lead the tech and data science teams in pursuit of Outseer’s mission to liberate the world from financial fraud. Throughout his career Patel has led the architecture, development, and implementation of solutions to address financial fraud. Notably he led the architecture of fraud systems at two of the largest banks in the world, HSBC and Lloyds Bank. In addition, he led the design and development of fraud systems at solution providers including NICE Actimize and Callsign.

Philip Morris International makes senior management changes

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Philip Morris International Inc. announced related senior management changes to further growth as a multicategory leader and advance its move toward a smoke-free future. By the end of January 2023, PMI will rearrange its operations in four regions, down from the current six

Mondee appoints former Microsoft and Amazon executive as CMO

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Mondee Holdings Inc., a technology-driven, next-generation marketplace delivering exponential growth in a $1 trillion segment of the travel market, has announced the appointment of Kymber Lowe as the company’s Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). This new addition to Mondee’s leadership team comes after achieving 73% year-over-year organic net revenue growth in the third quarter of 2022 and is core to Mondee’s strategy of scaling the business globally as well as continuing to modernize and disrupt the travel market.

Encare strengthens its organisation by appointing Sebastian Rönnlund

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Sebastian Rönnlund from Netlight has been appointed interim CTO at Encare. Sebastian joins Encare to strengthen the company in connection with the acceleration of international expansion to establish an even more efficient and modern development organization. Encare expands its team with a new CTO to increase the turnover in the product organization.

ABC TV’s presenter Elysse Morgan to join Stafford Capital Partners in 2023

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Senior ABC TV finance presenter Elysse Morgan will join Stafford Capital Partners in 2023, to lead its business development agenda in Australia. Stafford Chair Brett Himbury said that he was thrilled that such a senior Australian finance figure was attracted to join the team.

Airwallex names Kai Wu Chief Revenue Officer and APAC GM

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A global fintech platform Airwallex has appointed Kai Wu as the company’s Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) and APAC General Manager. Kai has held several senior positions at Airwallex for close to five years, including as Chief Financial Officer and Greater China CEO. These appointments come as Airwallex aims to accelerate its growth globally and in APAC in 2023.