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WHO joins Al Sumait Prize Board of Trustees

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 2 giugno 2021

The Call for the 2021 Al-Sumait Prize in Health will close on 30th June 2021. Assistant Director-General for Emergency Preparedness-World Heath Organization (WHO), Dr Jaouad Mahjour, has joined the Al Sumait Prize Board of Trustees representing the WHO.Dr Jaouad Mahjour is an expert in public health, international health regulations and health security. He brings a wide range of leadership experience in assessing communicable diseases control programmes at national and international levels. Dr Khaled Al-Fadhel, Director General of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), member and rapporteur of Al Sumait Board of Trustees, said: “We are pleased to welcome Dr Jaouad Mahjour as trustee to AlSumait Prize Board and especially value his accomplished career and constructive contribution to the health domain. Dr Mahjour, who is a renowned expert in epidemiology and diseases control, joins the Board at a critical time much affected by the covid pandemic, and he will complement the Board’s expertise and will provide insight as well as valuable perspectives as we continue to promote the contribution of the Prize to African development. The Health category includes but is not limited to initiatives, program, and research projects in the following areas: Combating the prevalence of diseases in Africa, with a special focus on the utilization of effective frameworks and programs, to address and manage health crises such as SARS, COVID-19, and infectious zoonotic diseases; National capacity building in medical research and medical education; Upgrading and maintenance of national medical facilities; Developing national health policies and successful implementation of the outcomes. Eligible candidates include organizations and research institutions whose initiatives and programs contributed significantly to solving health challenges in Africa, as well as outstanding researchers who are nominated by their institutions and peers. Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prizes are a set of annual awards designed to honor significant advances in the fields of food security, health and education in Africa. Administered by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) and a Board of Trustees, the awards celebrate the work and accomplishments of Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sumait, a Kuwaiti physician who spent his lifetime helping the poor in Africa in the field of health and education. The objective of the prizes is to recognize best studies, scientific projects, applied research, and innovative initiatives that have a significant impact and lasting influence on advancing progress to economic and social development in Africa.

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Frank Elderson recommended as member of ECB executive board

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 11 novembre 2020

Bruxelles. Dutchman Frank Elderson on Tuesday received the green light from the Economic and Monetary affairs committee to sit on the ECB’s executive board.Following a hearing with the candidate on Monday, committee MEPs on Tuesday voted 33 in favour of Mr Elderson occupying the post. 21 voted against and 3 abstained.This positive opinion will now be tabled for a plenary vote at the next plenary session of the European Parliament in the last week of November.Following the vote, the Chair of the committee, Irene Tinagli (S&D, IT) said, “I welcome that Frank Elderson was supported by a clear majority of the ECON committee, following his public hearing in ECON yesterday. Nevertheless, I would like to highlight the Parliament and the economic and monetary committee’s general concerns in relation to appointment procedures for positions on the ECB’s Executive Board, in particular as regards the issue of gender balance. I reiterate that Parliament has called for improved procedures in this regard and, in particular, for gender-balanced shortlists of candidates for future appointments.” During the hearing, various MEPs in fact expressed displeasure at having again not received a shortlist of candidates which included women. Some MEPs however also said that individual persons with the right credentials should not pay the price for an institutional dispute. MEPs also discussed the most pressing issues which face the ECB in the coming months and sought Mr Elderson’s views on these. These issues included the role of the ECB in greening the economy, the possibility of the ECB to think outside of its policy box in light of stubbornly low inflation, and the need to address state aid which continues to be delivered to struggling banks despite political will and legislation to avoid this. Questions were also put to Mr Elderson on whether the ECB’s target should be widened to include other goals than price stability, and on the role for the ECB in a single supervisory structure of the Capital Markets Union.

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CDW Announces Board Transition

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 27 dicembre 2019

CDW Corporation (Nasdaq: CDW), a leading multi-brand technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare customers, today announced that David W. Nelms will become non-executive chairman of the board, effective January 1, 2020. He will succeed Thomas E. Richards, executive chairman, who will retire from the board as of December 31, 2019. This chairman succession is the culmination of a leadership transition that began several years ago. “David has been a valued board member for the past six years, and our entire board is pleased that he has accepted this additional leadership role and special responsibility to contribute to and serve CDW in this capacity,” said Christine A. Leahy, chief executive officer, CDW. “I look forward to working with David and our full board as CDW continues to execute our growth strategy.”
Leahy also recognized the special role that Tom Richards has had in CDW’s success: “I am proud and privileged, on behalf of our Board of Directors and more than 9,800 coworkers and all CDW stakeholders, to thank Tom for his decade of exceptional contribution and service. Tom reminded us daily of our opportunity and responsibility to ‘make a difference,’ and Tom most surely did so. His exceptional legacy will carry on in countless ways.” “I am honored to serve as the next chairman for a company with such a rich history and bright future,” Nelms said. “I want to personally thank Tom for the excellent stewardship he has provided as chairman and for his outstanding leadership over a decade of service to CDW.”

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Butler Hall Capital Issues Letter to Board of Directors of resTORbio, Inc.

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 24 dicembre 2019

Butler Hall Capital LLC (“Butler Hall”), on behalf of a fund managed by it, sent the following letter to the Board of Directors of resTORbio, Inc. (“TORC” or the “Company”), regarding the PROTECTOR 1 Phase 3 study and ongoing cash burn at the Company. As discussed in more detail in the letter, Butler Hall believes it is the fiduciary duty of the Board to act quickly to shore up waning investor confidence in the Company and to consider a comprehensive strategic review, including a full liquidation of the Company. In its letter, Butler Hall highlights how the failed Phase 3 study has destroyed more than 90% of shareholders’ equity and has led to TORC trading at the largest discount to its net cash balance of any company in the Russel 2000. Butler Hall stresses that the Board of Directors have a responsibility to act swiftly and “prove that any further use of cash is in the best interest of stakeholders. Concurrently, [Butler Hall] strongly encourages the Board to consider all strategic alternatives including an orderly liquidation of the business.” The letter indicates that a liquidation would result in 125% of upside from current trading levels.

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Phathom Pharmaceuticals Expands Leadership Team and Announces Board Transition

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 6 dicembre 2019

Phathom Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PHAT), a late clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing novel treatments for gastrointestinal diseases, announced today multiple executive appointments. As previously announced as part of the Company’s succession plan, Terrie Curran, former President of the Global Inflammation and Immunology (I&I) Franchise at Celgene, now joins Phathom as Chief Executive Officer. Founding CEO David Socks transitions to interim Chief Financial Officer and remains a member of the Board of Directors. In addition to Ms. Curran, also joining the Phathom leadership team are Eckhard Leifke, MD, as Chief Medical Officer; Joseph Hand, JD, as Chief Administrative Officer; and Larry Miller, JD, as General Counsel. Phathom also announced today that Asit Parikh, MD, PhD has replaced Chris Slavinsky on the Company’s Board of Directors.
Ms. Curran has more than 20 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. She has served as President, Global Inflammation and Immunology (I&I) Franchise and as a member of the Executive Committee at Celgene Corporation since 2017. Ms. Curran joined Celgene in 2013 as the U.S. Commercial Head of the I&I Franchise and built the capabilities and recruited the teams that executed the successful launch of OTEZLA®, which was sold to Amgen in November 2019 for $13.4 billion. Prior to joining Celgene, she served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Women’s Health at Merck & Co. She currently serves on the board of Myovant Sciences and previously served on the board of H. Lundbeck A/S. Ms. Curran holds graduate and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Technology, Sydney.Dr. Leifke joins Phathom from Omeros where he served as Chief Medical Officer. Prior to Omeros, he held executive roles at Sanofi, including Global Head/Vice President of Early Project & External Opportunities – Cardiovascular and Metabolism and Global Head/Vice President of Late Stage Development – Diabetes. Dr. Leifke has built global teams at pharmaceutical companies including Bayer and Takeda and led the global development of multiple early- and late-stage small molecule and biologic drug candidates to successful marketing authorizations worldwide. Dr. Leifke holds an MD from the University of Freiburg, Germany and is board-certified in internal medicine and endocrinology.Mr. Hand joins Phathom from Celgene, where he most recently served as Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources and Corporate Services and a member of its Executive Committee. In that capacity, he was responsible for all employee-related activities including talent development, recruiting, and compensation and benefits. He was also responsible for the management of Celgene’s global facilities footprint. Prior to Celgene, he was a litigation attorney at the international law firm of Jones Day. Mr. Hand holds a BBA from the University of Notre Dame and a JD from New York University School of Law.Mr. Miller joins Phathom as General Counsel from Cyclerion Therapeutics where he served as General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to Cyclerion, he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Blue Buffalo where he led all legal activities including those related to the $8 billion acquisition by General Mills. Mr. Miller has also served as Chief Counsel for Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Chief Counsel for the Pfizer Established Products Business Unit, and General Counsel of Enzon Pharmaceuticals. He holds an AB from Dartmouth College and a JD from Columbia University School of Law.In addition to the executive appointments, Dr. Parikh joins Phathom’s Board of Directors as Chris Slavinsky steps down following his departure from Takeda to join Prometheus Biosciences. Dr. Parikh is currently Senior Vice President and Head of the Gastroenterology Therapeutic Area Unit at Takeda. He brings to Phathom’s Board significant gastrointestinal therapeutic area experience, including the global development of Entyvio® and Takeda’s other gastroenterology programs. Dr. Parikh earned his PhD in Biochemistry and MD from Vanderbilt University and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania. He also completed subspecialty training in gastroenterology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and postdoctoral work in cancer biology at MIT.“I look forward to working with Asit and expect his deep gastroenterology drug development experience will be a tremendous asset to Phathom,” said Tadataka (Tachi) Yamada, MD, Chairman of the Board at Phathom. “I would also like to extend my sincere thanks to Chris for his instrumental role in shaping Phathom from its inception.”

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Towards COP25 and European Green Deal: EU cities and regions are on board

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 25 novembre 2019

European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is looking forward to the COP25 climate summit in Madrid as an opportunity to formally acknowledge the key role of the EU’s cities and regions in strategic climate governance and ensure their adequate engagement in reducing greenhouse emissions. First Vice-President Markku Markkula will lead the CoR delegation in Madrid along with the ENVE Commission chairs Cor Lamers (EPP/NL) and Jean-Noël Verfaillie (RE/FR). Members of the CoR’s Commission for Environment, Climate Change and Energy (ENVE) also outlined that the local and regional level is key to the success of the European Green Deal.In a high-level debate with MEP Marie Toussaint (FR, Greens/EFA), Janez Potočnik, co-chair of United Nations’ International Resource Panel, and Diederik Samsom, new Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Frans Timmermans, ENVE members exchanged views on how the European Green Deal proposed by the European Commission’s president-elect Ursula von der Leyen should be implemented in partnership with local and regional authorities. The CoR will adopt a resolution on the European Green Deal in its next plenary session on 4-5 December. It has also invited a delegation of young elected politicians from across EU to Brussels to learn and exchange views on how to accelerate climate action locally.
The COP25 summit, which has been moved from Santiago de Chile to Madrid, will take place between 2 and 13 December 2019. The CoR will be represented in Madrid by First Vice-President Markku Markkula (EPP/FI), ENVE chair Cor Lamers (EPP/NL; Mayor of Schiedam), ENVE vice-chair Jean-Noël Verfaillie (RE/FR; Member of the Nord Departmental Council), Benedetta Brighenti (PES/IT; Member of Castelnuovo Rangone Municipal Council), Andries Gryffroy (EA/BE; Member of the Flemish Parliament) and Tjisse Stelpstra (ECR/NL; Member of the Executive Council of the Province of Drenthe). The delegation was announced at the ENVE Commission meeting on 21 November where Jacob Werksman, the EU Chief negotiator for the UNFCCC COP25 in Madrid, presented the state of the negotiations between the Parties of the Paris Agreement. During a separate ceremony held around Thursday’s ENVE meeting, the Portuguese town of Lousada was announced as the winner of the 2019 Transformative Action Award. Its initiative ‘Integrated education for sustainability’ was selected by a jury of experts for its potential to bring about the socio-cultural, socio-economic and technological transformation of its community. The European sustainability award is organised by ICLEI, the Basque Country and the City of Aalborg (Denmark) and supported by the CoR and the European Investment Bank (EIB).

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Charles River Laboratories Adds Virginia M. Wilson to Board of Directors

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 4 ottobre 2019

Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. (NYSE: CRL) today announced the appointment of Virginia M. (Gina) Wilson, the recently retired Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA), to its Board of Directors. Ms. Wilson’s extensive financial management experience across multiple industries will enhance the strategic and financial advisory expertise of Charles River’s Board of Directors. As a member of the Board, she will serve on the Audit Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.
“Gina Wilson’s diverse experience across multiple industries will enhance the financial acumen and oversight of Charles River’s Board, in support of our broader strategy and focus on driving profitable growth,” said James C. Foster, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Charles River. “Ms. Wilson brings highly valuable knowledge and experience in managing the Finance organizations of growing businesses, strategically allocating capital, and driving operating efficiency that will complement the combined skills and experience of our current directors. She will also help ensure continuing success of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee’s commitment to developing the diversity of skills, experience, and perspectives the Board will need to successfully guide our global organization. We look forward to working with Gina and her contributions to the continued, long-term success of Charles River.”
Ms. Wilson has more than 30 years of financial management experience overseeing the accounting, actuarial, tax, and financial planning and reporting functions at large, multinational organizations. Prior to retiring in March 2019, she was Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of TIAA, where she was responsible for leading the Fortune 100 company’s finance and actuarial functions, as well as overseeing its insurance company general account, corporate real estate, and sourcing. Prior to joining TIAA in 2010, Ms. Wilson served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, leading Wyndham’s finance and technology organizations following its spin-off from Cendant Corporation in 2006. Previously, she served as Cendant’s Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer and also served as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller of both MetLife, Inc. and Transamerica’s life insurance division. Ms. Wilson began her career at Deloitte, and is a Certified Public Accountant. She is a Board member of Conduent Incorporated and Trustee and Vice Chair of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York.

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PureTech Announces Board Change

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 11 settembre 2019

PureTech Health plc (LSE: PRTC), today announced that Joichi “Joi” Ito, Ph.D., has stepped down from the board of directors, and current board member, Chris Viehbacher, will act as interim chair. “Given circumstances related to the MIT Media Lab, we agreed that Joi’s resignation from PureTech was appropriate,” said Daphne Zohar, founder and chief executive officer of PureTech. “We are pleased to have Chris Viehbacher as our interim chair.”
Christopher Viehbacher is a member of the PureTech Board and will serve as interim chairman. He is the managing partner of Gurnet Point Capital. Mr. Viehbacher is the former CEO of Sanofi, a Paris listed Fortune 50 Biopharmaceutical Company and the former chairman of Genzyme. Prior to joining Sanofi, Mr. Viehbacher spent 20 years at GlaxoSmithKline, ultimately serving as president of GSK’s North American pharmaceutical division and as a member of the board of directors of GSK plc. He began his career with PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP and qualified as a chartered accountant in Canada. Mr. Viehbacher has co-chaired the CEO Roundtable on Neglected Diseases, an organization that led to over 1.3 billion people being treated for such diseases free of charge. He was the chairman of the board of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) as well as president of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA). At the World Economic Forum at Davos, he was a chair of the Health Governors and co-chaired an initiative to create a Global Charter for Healthy Living. He was also a member of the International Business Council. Mr. Viehbacher has received the Pasteur Foundation Award for outstanding commitment to safeguarding and improving health worldwide. He has also received France’s highest civilian honor, the Legion d’Honneur. Various awards form the Thompson Reuters/Excel Investor Survey, including top chief executive officer and top European company, have recognized his commitment to investor relations.

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In campo oncologico: successo dei Molecular Tumor Board

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 10 settembre 2019

Siamo in una fase storica dell’oncologia: sta emergendo il “modello mutazionale” che consente di trattare i pazienti con farmaci capaci di intervenire sulla alterazione di specifici geni presenti nelle cellule tumorali. Finora è stato il modello istologico a orientare i trattamenti, ma le nuove terapie, per lo più farmaci a bersaglio molecolare, si rivelano sempre più efficaci. Strumenti e metodi innovativi (sequenziamento del genoma, approcci bioinformatici, intelligenza artificiale, biobanche, ecc.) consentono di studiare migliaia di alterazioni dei geni presenti in un tumore o in un singolo paziente e di ottenere la profilazione genomica tramite biopsia solida e liquida, nonché di verificare l’efficacia di alcuni farmaci anche al di fuori delle indicazioni terapeutiche standard.
L’FDA, l’ente regolatorio statunitense, ha infatti autorizzato di recente 3 nuovi farmaci (Pembrolizumab, Larotrectinib e Entrectinib) per il trattamento dei tumori in pazienti affetti da una neoplasia caratterizzata da specifiche mutazioni, indipendentemente dall’età, dal sesso e dalla localizzazione del tumore.
I Molecular Tumor Board (MTB), gruppi interdisciplinari che integrano le competenze oncologiche, ematologiche, della biologia molecolare, delle anatomie patologiche e delle farmacie ospedaliere, sono stati istituiti un anno fa presso l’Istituto Nazionale Tumori Regina Elena (IRE) – IFO e il Polo Oncologico della Sapienza (POS), per fornire a medici e pazienti gli strumenti per gestire situazioni complesse e particolari attraverso un accesso omogeneo, equo, governato e sostenibile, alle nuove modalità terapeutiche in oncologia.
Il Regina Elena dal 2017 effettua di routine, a circa 1000 pazienti/anno, la profilazione molecolare NGS (Next Generation Sequencing) al fine di identificare mutazioni geniche predittive delle risposte terapeutiche. Con l’istituzione del Molecular Tumor Board (MTB) l’IRE-IFO ha ottenuto risultati interessanti: negli ultimi 12 mesi ha studiato casi clinici molto complessi di pazienti in cura presso l’IFO o inviati da altre istituzioni sanitarie e ha offerto una opportunità terapeutica innovativa e aggiuntiva a pazienti che erano ancora in buone condizioni generali, nonostante la malattia neoplastica fosse in stato avanzato. Dall’analisi di almeno 40 casi clinici, si è riusciti a proporre una terapia non convenzionale (off label) in 11 casi. La risposta clinica nella maggioranza dei pazienti trattati è stata entusiasmante, in alcuni si è registrata la remissione completa. Sono stati trattati e osservati soggetti che non avevano altra opzione terapeutica praticabile e avrebbero avuto una evoluzione rapida e fatale, ma, come in un caso di carcinoma del polmone a stadio avanzato, si è osservato quello che in letteratura si chiama Lazarus’ resurrection. Il successo del MTB IRE-IFO testimonia che la strada è giusta, va perseguita, e se possibile ampliata.
L’esperienza del Polo Oncologico della Sapienza (Policlinico Umberto I e Ospedale Sant’Andrea) basata su piattaforme Foundation One e Nanostring ha consentito, dal dicembre 2018 a oggi, la valutazione della espressione genica su un totale di 89 pazienti con caratteristiche cliniche analoghe a quelle utilizzate nello studio dell’IFO-IRCCS. I report mutazionali dei 75 campioni valutati sono stati decisivi per l’individuazione di target molecolari e la scelta del trattamento mirato in oltre il 40% dei casi (67 relativi a pazienti affetti da neoplasia del polmone in fase metastatica, 1 relativo a melanoma metastatico, 1 relativo a carcinoma squamocellulare dell’ano metastatico e 6 relativi a neoplasia del colon).
Inoltre, dalla collaborazione tra Sapienza Università di Roma, Fondazione Ricerca e Salute (ReS) e Cineca, parte la realizzazione, configurazione e gestione di un sistema informatico (piattaforma mutazionale) per assicurare la discussione collegiale dei casi clinici di particolare complessità, sulla base della profilazione genomica, costituendo un supporto digitale e un data base di fondamentale rilevanza per il confronto tra esperti. La piattaforma agevolerà l’analisi ’epidemiologica, la classificazione delle mutazioni e le attività della ricerca oncologica. L’utilizzazione di queste informazioni consentirà di mettere a disposizione della ricerca e delle autorità regolatorie informazioni di straordinaria importanza, raccolte in modo omogeneo e prospettico nella vita reale e non solo nell’ambito di studi clinici.

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Advisory Board di Unicam

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 22 agosto 2019

Camerino. E’ un gruppo di lavoro volontario di consultazione e di supporto alla governance di Ateneo composto da 6 membri, fortemente voluto dal Rettore Claudio Pettinari ed inserito tra le azioni del Piano Strategico di Ateneo 2018-2023.“Ringrazio sentitamente le personalità – sottolinea il Rettore Pettinari – provenienti dal mondo della ricerca scientifica e dell’alta formazione nazionali ed internazionali, che hanno accettato di far parte di questo importante organismo e che, grazie alle proprie competenze e professionalità, potranno trasmettere una visione prospettica globale, indirizzando le nostre scelte verso le migliori pratiche di gestione e di sviluppo e verso la creazione di network e relazioni, fondamentali per la crescita dell’Ateneo”.Saranno membri dell’Advisory Board di Unicam, il dott. Fabrizio Barca, economista e politico italiano ed esperto di politiche di sviluppo territoriale; la prof.ssa Carla Ghelardini, ordinario presso il Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Psicologia, Area del Farmaco e Salute del Bambino dell’Università di Firenze; il prof. Jules Hoffman, immunologo francese, direttore di ricerca e membro del consiglio di amministrazione del CNRS-Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique; il prof. Stefano Paleari, già Rettore dell’Università di Bergamo dove è titolare della cattedra di Analisi dei Sistemi finanziari ed attualmente Commissario Straordinario di Alitalia; il prof. Francois Peeters, responsabile del gruppo di ricerca su Condensed Matter Physics presso l’Università di Anversa in Belgio; il prof. Emanuele Rossi, costituzionalista e giurista, ordinario presso la Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa.
“La ricerca è l’essenza di una Università, grazie ad essa possiamo trasformare le nostre conoscenze in forme di progresso sociale e migliorare complessivamente il livello qualitativo della vita. Oggi più che mai è necessaria una visione sistemica per avere una ricerca di qualità, aperta all’internazionalità: è per raggiungere questo obiettivo che ci avvarremo anche del lavoro dell’Advisory Board, che potrà formulare pareri e dare suggerimenti nei momenti delle scelte strategiche”. Tra le attività dell’Advisor Board, che opererà in stretto contatto con il Rettore, quindi, ci saranno quelle di formulare pareri con particolare riferimento alla ricerca scientifica, attraverso l’individuazione di nuovi ambiti di ricerca nonché alla programmazione e allo sviluppo delle attività di terza missione; dare suggerimenti e formulare opinioni su specifiche iniziative o azioni programmatiche o di sviluppo proposte dalla governance, dal management o dagli organi di governo; fornire consulenza per l’applicazione delle migliori pratiche di monitoraggio, valutazione e progettazione del miglioramento. In un’ottica di servizio per gli studenti ed i laureati, inoltre, sarà chiesto ai componenti dell’Advisory Board di suggerire l’impostazione di percorsi formativi che modellino profili professionali utili ad un facile accesso nel mondo del lavoro nazionale e internazionale.

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Intel and PADT Executives Elected to Chair Positions on the Arizona Technology Council Board of Directors

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 22 luglio 2019

The Arizona Technology Council today announced David Tuhy, general manager, NSG Software Division, Intel®, and Eric Miller, co-founder and principal, PADT, were elected unanimously by the Council’s board of directors to serve as chair and vice-chair, respectively, for terms ending October 31, 2019.“Both David and Eric have made significant contributions to the Council’s strategy and overall success during their tenure on the board,” said Steven G. Zylstra, the Council’s president and CEO. “Their knowledge of the innovation ecosystem and expertise in their respective fields will continue to be an important asset as we advance our agenda designed to boost the economic contributions the technology industry brings to Arizona.”
In addition to Tuhy and Miller’s appointments, the following members have been elected to the executive committee for terms ending October 31, 2019 – Rebecca Clyde, CEO and co-founder,, Kerry Zunkowski, vice president of People Operations, KEAP, and Rick Nielsen, director of technology, Operations and Engineering, Cox Communications. All Officers and Executive Committee members are elected or reelected for one-year terms at the annual board meeting in October.The Council’s board of directors serve an advisory and fiduciary role by representing the interests of the state’s technology industries in the Council’s strategic planning and ongoing operations. The current board includes 36 members representing a diverse set of organizations.Tuhy, Miller, Clyde, Zunkowski and Nielsen provide deep experience in a wide range of technology sectors and possess a diverse skill set that will contribute to the Arizona technology community’s continued growth.

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Ervin Cohen & Jessup’s Pantea Yashar Elected to Executive Board of Harvard Law School Association

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 2 luglio 2019

Ervin Cohen & Jessup is pleased to announce that Pantea Yashar, a Partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, has been elected to serve on the Executive Board of the Harvard Law School Association (HLSA).“We are proud of the leadership that Pantea demonstrates within our firm and among various organizations in the community,” said the firm’s Co-Managing Partner Barry MacNaughton.
The oldest association of its kind, the HLSA has been a Harvard Law School institution since its formation in 1886. It serves more than 40,000 Harvard Law School students and alumni by supporting and sponsoring programming and events across the world.Yashar served as the President of the Harvard Law School Association of Los Angeles from January 2017 to January 2019. Within the Los Angeles business community, she also served as the Past First Vice Chair of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and has been named to the Southern California Super Lawyers list (2017, 2018 & 2019).Yashar’s practice is focused on real estate and business litigation with extensive experience in representing commercial and residential developers and property owners in contract, landlord/tenant, quiet title, easement, partition, adverse possession, trespass, nuisance, and lease disputes. She earned a B.A. from UCLA before attending Harvard Law School where she received her J.D.

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Kaan Terzioglu Appointed to Digicel Group Board

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 2 giugno 2019

Kaan Terzioglu has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Digicel Group, it was announced today.Recognised as one of the industry’s digital trailblazers, Kaan’s four year tenure from April 2015 to March 2019 at the helm of Turkcell saw him conceiving and driving the company’s successful transformation from telecoms provider to digital operator and recording all-time high revenues and EBITDA at the Group level in the company’s latest full year results. Kaan was recognised for this standout achievement as the recipient of the GSMA’s 2019 Outstanding Contribution to Mobile Industry Award.In welcoming Kaan to the board, Digicel Group Chairman, Denis O’Brien, said: “Our customers want to live their best digital lives – and when it comes to digital transformation leadership and success – quite simply, no one can match Kaan’s expertise. As our journey to becoming a digital lifestyle partner for our customers gathers pace, Kaan’s foresight and insight will be invaluable to our team and we are delighted to have him join the Digicel family.” Commenting on his appointment, Kaan Terzioglu, said: “With well invested LTE and fibre networks and a compelling content and app portfolio, Digicel is well positioned to make its digital ambitions a powerful and transformational reality for customers. It’s an exciting time to be joining an exciting company.”

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CEC Governing Board meets in Strasbourg

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 23 Maggio 2019

To set priorities for the work of the Conference of European Churches (CEC), focusing on the theme “Together in Hope and Witness” – CEC Governing Board met from 15 to 18 May in Strasbourg, France.The important areas that surfaced in CEC’s strategic work plan for 2020-2023 include promoting peace, justice and reconciliation in Europe, strengthening ecumenical fellowship and promoting church renewal, and raising churches’ voice in Europe and the European Institutions.The meeting was significant to take place this year when CEC is celebrating its 60th Anniversary. To mark the anniversary a formal reception was held at the Council of Europe for the participants. CEC President Rev. Christian Krieger welcomed the guests. CEC Governing Board members Rev. Alison McDonald and Prof Petr Kratochvil made presentations about the history of CEC, ecumenical movement in Europe and its relevance to CEC’s current work.At the meeting CEC Governing Board made two public statements.One statement titled Towards peaceful coexistence in the Middle East was endorsed. The statement produced at the CEC Cumberland Lodge conference in December 2018, signed by the representatives of churches, aid organisations, politics and academia, stresses the need for mutual respect crucial to the peaceful co-existence of religions in the Middle East.
The second statement by the board recognises the “need for a renewal of democratic vision, attention to political and economic institutions, the recovery of memory, and an expansion of civil society.” In context of European elections, political change and UN Peacekeeping day on 29 May, the statement urges CEC Member Churches to “pay attention to the language of public discourse”.The participants visited the Council of Europe and European Youth Centre, meeting with staff of both organisations, sharing about democratic culture, youth, human rights and bioethics.The meeting was also an opportunity to bring together young representatives of European churches and youth organisations to engage with CEC. Together they discussed the role of youth in the life of CEC, sharing their expectations and contributing to CEC’s work plan.The meeting was hosted by the Union of Protestant Churches in Alsace and Lorraine.

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Visa’s Board of Directors Elects Visa CEO Al Kelly as Chair

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 21 aprile 2019

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously elected Alfred F. Kelly, Jr. as Chair of the Board, effective as of April 16, 2019. Mr. Kelly will continue to serve as Visa’s Chief Executive Officer, a role he has held since December 2016. Mr. Kelly will succeed Robert (Bob) Matschullat as Chair of the Board. Mr. Matschullat will continue to serve on the Board and as Chair of the Board’s Finance Committee. The company also announced that the Board unanimously elected John F. Lundgren, a member of the Board since April 2017, as Lead Independent Director, also beginning April 16, 2019.
In evaluating the Board’s leadership structure, the Board considered the relevant merits of combining the roles of Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer and appointing a strong Lead Independent Director, versus keeping the roles of Chair and CEO separate. The Board concluded that Al Kelly was the person best suited to serve as Chair of the Board at this time, providing consistent leadership and a unified voice for the company. In addition, the Board reaffirmed its commitment to independent board leadership by appointing John Lundgren to a robust Lead Independent Director role. Mr. Lundgren is an experienced leader, having led Stanley Black & Decker and The Stanley Works as CEO for 12 years and Chairman for 9 years.“On behalf of the Board, we are pleased to appoint Al as Visa’s Chair, in addition to his continuing role as Chief Executive Officer,” said Bob Matschullat, previous Chair of the Visa Board of Directors. “Al has made a significant impact on the company during the past few years as Visa’s CEO. The Board believes Al’s strategic vision, proven leadership capabilities and deep payments expertise make him the right person to lead Visa both as CEO and as Chair of the Board into the future. The Board is also pleased that John Lundgren, with his decades of leadership experience and fresh perspective in the Board room, has stepped into the role of Lead Independent Director.”

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Abizaid Steps Down from RPM Board Following Confirmation as U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 17 aprile 2019

RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) today announced that retired U.S. Army Gen. John P. Abizaid has stepped down from his position on the RPM board of directors following his confirmation this week as the U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia. “Obviously, John’s new role as ambassador is of significant national and international importance and will require 100 percent of his focus, which necessitated that he resign from our board. During his time as a director, he brought a unique perspective to RPM, particularly in the areas of strategy, operations, international affairs and leadership development,” stated Frank C. Sullivan, chairman and CEO of RPM. “We’re grateful to have benefitted from John’s tremendous expertise and sage counsel during his decade of service to RPM and wish him success in his new role.” Abizaid was elected to the RPM board of directors in 2008 after a distinguished military career during which he rose from an infantry platoon leader to become a four-star general and the longest-serving commander of U.S. Central Command. The highly decorated officer led assignments ranging from infantry combat to delicate international negotiations. After retiring from the U.S. Army in 2007, he served as senior partner of JPA Partners LLC, a Nevada-based strategic and analytic consulting firm.

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NYU Stern Appoints Alumnus Andre Koo as Chair of the School’s Board of Overseers

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 5 aprile 2019

New York University’s Stern School of Business today announced the appointment of alumnus Andre J.L. Koo (MBA ’94), Chairman, Chailease Group, as Chair of the School’s Board of Overseers, effective July 1, 2019. Andre Koo is the first internationally-based business leader to serve in this position.He succeeds Alison Mass (BS ’80, MBA ’81), Global Head of the Financial and Strategic Investors Group in the Investment Banking Division, Goldman, Sachs & Co, who served a three-and-a-half-year term.“Andre brings incredible talents to our School at an auspicious time of rapid innovation that enables us to deliver the most relevant educational offerings of our time,” said Raghu Sundaram, Dean, NYU Stern. “His stellar reputation as a visionary business leader, global ties and appetite for meaningful change will propel us along our path as a school on the move. I’m honored that Andre has accepted this leadership role to work alongside me as Chair of the Board.” “It is a tremendous honor to assume the role of Board Chair and to continue to serve my alma mater, NYU Stern, in which I take great pride,” said Andre Koo. “Today’s business world is ripe with rapid change – which creates unparalleled opportunities – not only here in Stern’s hometown of New York City, but all around the world. I’m inspired by our institution’s potential to transform the future of business and its impact on people’s lives.”

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MassRoots Adds Robert Hymers to Its Strategic Advisory Board

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 26 marzo 2019

MassRoots, Inc. (“MassRoots” or the “Company”) (OTCQB: MSRT), a leading technology platform for the regulated cannabis industry, is pleased to announce it has added cannabis industry veteran Mr. Robert L. Hymers to its Strategic Advisory Board. In this capacity, Mr. Hymers is expected to help guide MassRoots’ strategic investments and partnerships in the rapidly growing cannabis industry.Mr. Robert Hymers is the Managing Partner of Pinnacle Tax Services in Los Angeles and was previously Chief Financial Officer and Director of Marijuana Company of America, Inc. (OTC: MCOA). He currently serves as a consultant for Cannabis Strategic Ventures, Inc. (OTC: NUGS) and Sugarmade Inc. (OTC: SGMD), with significant experience in matters concerning tax accounting, auditing, SEC reporting, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance. Mr. Hymers holds a Master of Science in Taxation and a Bachelor’s of Science in Accountancy, in addition to a CPA license.“Our planned acquisition of COWA Science Corporation is expected to significantly grow MassRoots’ revenues and we believe the advice of an experienced financial professional, Mr. Robert Hymers, will serve us well,” stated MassRoots’ Chief Executive Officer Isaac Dietrich. “We look forward to working with Mr. Hymers to improve MassRoots’ business model, form partnerships with leading brands, and evaluate accretive opportunities in the evolving cannabis industry.”Regarding the appointment to the Advisory Board, Mr. Hymers said: “I am honored to be part of the MassRoots team. This is an exciting year for strategic acquisitions and partnerships in the cannabis industry and I believe that my extensive experience, skill-set, and relationships will prove helpful to the Company.”

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First Command Adds Two Members to Military Advisory Board

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 14 dicembre 2018

First Command Financial Services, Inc., today announced the recent appointment of two retired senior military leaders to serve on the First Command Military Advisory Board.Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force (CMSAF) James A. Roy served in the U.S. Air Force for 31 years. He is the 16th chief master sergeant appointed to the highest noncommissioned officer position. Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen served in the U.S. Army for 43 years. His military career culminated with his appointment as the 59th superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He held this position for five years and retired in 2018. “We are pleased to welcome these two retired senior military leaders to our Military Advisory Board,” said Scott Spiker, chairman/CEO of First Command. “They believe in our Mission and share our passion for serving the needs of those who serve. Each has enjoyed a long and distinguished career, rising to the pinnacle of his service. They continue to remain positively involved in the military community.”The First Command Military Advisory Board is a select group of retired senior flag officers and senior enlisted leaders representing each branch of the nation’s military services that advise company leadership on how to best serve the interests of America’s career military families.

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New Jersey American Water Granted New Rates by New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 31 ottobre 2018

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) today approved a settlement between New Jersey American Water and the N.J. Division of Rate Counsel and BPU Staff for new water and wastewater rates for New Jersey American Water. The new rates represent a $40 million annual increase in water and wastewater revenues for New Jersey American Water.The company’s rate request, which was filed September 15, 2017, was driven by more than $868 million in needed investment in treatment and distribution system upgrades statewide since the company’s last rate increase in 2015. Due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and today’s order, most customers can expect to see a one-time credit on their bills beginning in November.
The cost of water service for the company’s customers remains about a penny per gallon. The approximate bill for an average water customer using 6,000 gallons of water per month will be $53.45 and the approximate bill for an average wastewater customer will be $58.70.“We are extremely proud of our significant level of system investment, combined with operational efficiency measures and innovative technologies, to ensure continued water quality, service reliability and fire protection for the more than 2.7 million people who depend on us every day. This rate order enables us to continue this important work on behalf of our customers, while balancing the cost impact for them,” said Deb Degillio, President, New Jersey American Water.New Jersey American Water continues to invest in needed system improvements to ensure clean, safe, reliable water and wastewater services to its customers. At the same time, the company continues to focus on cost control and increased efficiency to balance the rate impact of these investments.In addition, the BPU approved the company’s petition to increase customers’ income threshold to qualify for payment assistance through New Jersey American Water’s H2O Help to Others Program. For more information, visit the Customer Service and Billing page on the company’s website, or call the company’s program partner, New Jersey Shares, toll-free at 1-877-NJAWH2O (1-877-652-9426).

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