• Boards Aren’t As Global As Their Businesses
    HBR - Oct 29
    There’s a growing consensus that companies need strong, independent boards full of qualified directors if they are to sidestep risks and seize opportunities in our complex and dynamic international economy. Being generally... Read »
    3 years ago
  • Pressure Mounts For Credit Suisse CEO To Quit For...
    Huff Post - May 19
    Credit Suisse Chief Executive Brady Dougan came under further pressure to resign on Sunday, with a key figure in Switzerland's largest party becoming the latest politician to call for a change in the bank's leadership over... Read »
    3 years ago
  • Mexico’s Cemex Taps Insiders For CEO, Chairman Roles
    Reuters - May 16
    Mexico's Cemex , one of the world's leading cement makers, on Thursday promoted Chief Financial Officer Fernando Gonzalez to chief executive, signaling continuity after the sudden death of Lorenzo Zambrano earlier this week.... Read »
    3 years ago
  • Pfizer Avoids Job-Cut Details In AstraZeneca
    NYT - May 13
    Pfizer opened the door on Tuesday to a possible higher offer for AstraZeneca, saying the deal remained compelling. It also urged AstraZeneca’s board to engage in discussions that may result in “a transaction that... Read »
    3 years ago
  • Lorenzo Zambrano Cemex CEO Dies
    Bloomberg - May 13
    Lorenzo Zambrano, who built Cemex SAB into the biggest cement producer in the Americas with a two-decade, $29 billion buying spree and then saw the Mexican company flirt with default, has died at 70. Zambrano died of natural... Read »
    3 years ago
  • Barclays Ex-CEO Faces Questioning Over Qatar Deal
    Businessweek - May 12
    U.K. prosecutors will question Robert Diamond, former chief executive officer of Barclays Plc, in a probe into fees paid to Qatar’s sovereign-wealth fund as the bank sought to raise money to avoid a government bailout,... Read »
    3 years ago
  • CEO Charged In South Korea Ferry Disaster
    CNN - May 8
    The head of the company that operated a passenger ferry that sank off South Korea last month killing more than 260 people was arrested Thursday. Kim Han-sik, chief executive officer of Cheonghaejin Marine Company, is being... Read »
    3 years ago
  • 5 Roadblocks To Growing Your Business
    Fortune - May 8
    Companies often encounter barriers as they mature. Here are five big ones and how to break through them. Read »
    3 years ago
  • Chinese E-Commerce Giant Alibaba Files For IPO
    Forbes - May 7
    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group filed registration documents on Tuesday to go public in the U.S. in what may be one of the biggest initial public offerings in American history. Read »
    3 years ago
  • The Unlikely Ascent Of Jack Ma, Alibaba’s Founder
    NYT - May 7
    The first time Jack Ma used the Internet, in 1995, he searched for “beer” and “China” but found no results. Intrigued, he created a basic web page for a Chinese translation service with a friend. Within hours, he... Read »
    3 years ago
  • Barclays Asia CEO To Retire
    WSJ - May 2
    Barclays PLC's top executive in Asia plans to retire from the bank, paving the way for a shake-up of its management team in the region. His is the latest departure of a senior executive from the British lender. Robert... Read »
    3 years ago
  • Bill Gates Urges China’s Wealthy To Give To The...
    Business Insider - Apr 29
    Bill Gates has urged China's extraordinarily wealthy business elite to shed its aversion to philanthropy and donate to the poor, a potent message in one of the world's most economically divided societies. "Only when we help... Read »
    3 years ago
  • CEO Of BG Group Quits, Citing Personal Reasons
    NYT - Apr 28
    The British oil and gas company BG said on Monday that its chief executive, Chris Finlayson, was resigning “with immediate effect, for personal reasons,” and confirmed that its production was likely to decline this year. Read »
    3 years ago
  • U.S. Slaps Sanctions On Russia’s Biggest Oil Tycoon
    Business Insider - Apr 28
    Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin, who is considered one of the most powerful men in Russia and the country's most prominent oil tycoon, was among seven Russian people sanctioned by the U.S. on Monday for their roles in the escalating... Read »
    3 years ago
  • CEO Of Russia’s Biggest Social Media Site Flees The...
    Yahoo! - Apr 24
    The founder of Russia's leading social media network — a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg — has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have made steady... Read »
    3 years ago