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Sue Clark, Patrick Thomas join AkzoNobel supervisory board
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Sue Clark, Patrick Thomas join AkzoNobel supervisory board

Paints and coatings giant, AkzoNobel has appointed Mrs. Sue Clark and Mr. Patrick Thomas to the Supervisory Board as announced on August 16, 2017. A request from AkzoNobel shareholder Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited (“USS”) was received on July 24 to nominate Mr. Eric Meurice for appointment to the Supervisory Board. […]

Harvey Weinstein resigns from his company’s board
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Harvey Weinstein resigns from his company’s board

Harvey Weinstein has stepped down from the board of his company following recent reports of allegations of sexual assault and harassment. In the wake of the reported scandals, the award-winning producer was fired as chairman of The Weinstein Company just last week. Mr Weinstein, 65, insists sexual relations he had […]

Penny Baldwin to head marketing at Qualcomm
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Penny Baldwin to head marketing at Qualcomm

Qualcomm Incorporated said that Penny Baldwin has joined the Company as senior vice president and chief marketing officer (CMO), reporting directly to Steve Mollenkopf, chief executive officer of Qualcomm Incorporated. Baldwin brings more than 35 years of marketing and branding expertise, with experience across the full spectrum of marketing disciplines […]

Dish appoints Tim Messner as VP on legal matter
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Dish appoints Tim Messner as VP on legal matter

DISH Network has appointed Senior Vice President Tim Messner to the role of General Counsel. The company said Tim Messner succeeds Executive Vice President R. Stanton Dodge, who will be joining DraftKings as its chief legal officer. Messner assumes his role on October 23 and will report to DISH Chairman […]

America’s Airbnb books over 1.2 million guests in Africa
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America’s Airbnb books over 1.2 million guests in Africa

Airbnb said it registered 1.2 million guest arrivals in Africa last year driven by the plugged-in millennial generation, Reuters reports. The U.S. short-term rental service provides travel accommodation which affords individual owners of apartments or homes to let out to visiting guests. Presenting the latest figures at the Johannesburg City […]

Exxon starts polyethylene production at Texas plant
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Exxon starts polyethylene production at Texas plant

ExxonMobil chemical unit said it has started production on its 650,000 tons-per-year high-performance polyethylene lines at its plastics plant in Mont Belvieu, Texas. The full project, part of the company’s multi-billion dollar expansion project in the Baytown area and ExxonMobil’s broader Growing the Gulf expansion initiative, will increase the plant’s […]