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Deputy Director General of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to join Al Sumait Prize Board of Trustees

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 3 maggio 2019

Kuwait. The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) confirmed today that Daniel Gustafson Deputy Director-General (DDG) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been officially invited to join the Al Sumait Prize for African Development Board of Trustees.The official invitation from Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah was handed over by Charge d’Affaires of the Kuwait Embassy in Rome Advisor Salem Al-Zamanan.Gustafson praised the initiative as of international value and that it would stimulate scientific research to serve UN goals of sustainable development, help poor African communities and enable them to improve their living conditions. He said that being a board member will help to expand and develop the FAO partnership with Kuwait, especially in food security, which is the main task of the FAO and a key element of the UN Sustainable Development goals 2030. “It is a world-class scientific forum that includes experts, scientists and specialists in various fields with a huge research and scientific archives due to cooperation with distinguished universities and scientific institutions”, Al- Zamanam described the UN organization.
Al-Zamanan expressed his pride in welcoming the FAO to participate in this initiative.“We look forward to welcoming Mr. Gustafson to the Board of Trustees and the opportunity to strengthen our relationship with the FAO. To this end we will be extending the nomination period for the food security category of the prize till the end of May 2019 so as to make sure we have nominations for all those individuals and NGOs that are positively impacting food security development on the African continent.” Commented Dr. Adnan Shihab-Eldin Board Member and Director General of KFAS.The Board is chaired by H.E. Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah,Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait. Other trustees include Mr. Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr. Makhtar Diop World Bank’s Vice President for Africa and Mr. Abdulatif Al-Hamad, Director General and Chairman of the Board of the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development.
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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Deputy Appoints Global President Steven Power

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 24 gennaio 2018

Steven PowerDeputy, the ultimate employee management tool, today announced the appointment of Steven Power as Global President. A longtime senior executive with a proven track record of building and scaling highly successful technology companies, Power will launch initiatives around client growth, business culture and expanding Deputy’s global team.With a presence in over 70 countries around the world combined with a client base ranging from SMBs to large organizations, counting Qantas, Crust Pizza, Messina and NASA as dedicated users of the platform, Deputy is positioned for vertical market penetration with its innovative employee management platform.
Power is a senior general management executive with a 20-year proven track record of building highly successful technology companies. He has extensive executive leadership experience rapidly scaling high growth U.S. and global SaaS, ecommerce and digital media organizations.Prior to joining Deputy, Power worked in an executive leadership capability for several high-profile publicly listed and venture-backed organizations, including: CCO at Australian startup Catapult Sports (ASX:CAT), EVP at (NASDAQ:WEB), President at Yodle, President at BigCommerce, and Founder and CEO of ReachLocal’s Australian Operation.“I feel privileged to be offered the opportunity to bring my global experiences to a startup born in my homeland. When I first met with the Deputy leadership team, we connected instantly. Deputy’s mission embodies everything I strongly believe in, technology that has a significant impact and improves lives,” said Power.“I have already witnessed the transformational impact of Deputy on businesses and their employees. But what strikes me is the untapped potential. There’s still too many businesses putting pen to paper and wasting time on labor intensive tasks. I can’t wait to help get Deputy’s tools into their hands, too,” said Power.“Steven joins Deputy at an exciting time. We’re about to take our product to the next level and his appointment will help get our tools into the hands of businesses globally. He not only brings local knowledge, having worked with Australian startups, but has led some leading US tech companies through rapid expansion,” said Ashik Ahmed, CEO, CTO and co-founder of Deputy.“As we enter into the next phase of growth, it is imperative for us to have a fearless leader with the right mix of experience to guide Deputy forward. Steven is undoubtedly that leader,” said Ahmed.
With 60,000 businesses utilizing the platform, Deputy has paved the way for rapid global expansion. Deputy completed a successful Series A fundraising effort in February 2017 and has focused their new capital investment on increasing the growth of the global support team and product development, rapidly growing Deputy’s team across offices in Atlanta, Sydney, Los Angeles, the United Kingdom and the Philippines. This month, Deputy announced new North American headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, where it plans to contribute its momentum to Atlanta becoming one of the nation’s tech hubs. (photo: Steven Power)

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Port Corpus Christi Managing Director Retires After 27 Years of Service

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 12 gennaio 2015

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, USACORPUS CHRISTI, TX, USA – The Port of Corpus Christi Authority announces the upcoming retirement of Frank Brogan, Managing Director. Mr. Brogan will retire on February 2, 2015. He has been actively involved with the Port for over 40 years. “Frank Brogan has been the grand architect of all the port’s significant projects of the last 3 decades! His energy, patience, resourcefulness and incredible talent transformed this port and positioned the region to attract over $32 billion of investment. His stunning accomplishments are balanced by his personal humility – diverting all credit to his staff and others. Although it’s 50 years later, he has those same qualities we attribute to the Greatest Generation. Frank’s legacy is prosperity for the Coastal Bend,” said Judy Hawley, Port Commission Chair.
Brogan began his career as an engineering design consultant to the Port, which lasted for 13 years. As such, he designed many of the Port’s facilities that are in use today. He has been on the Port staff for over 27 years and was previously the Director of Engineering Services before being promoted to Deputy Port Director and subsequently to Managing Director. He was in charge of the final completion of the 45-foot channel project, the Mary Rhodes Pipeline and the Joe Fulton Corridor. “Frank’s hand prints are on many key infrastructure initiatives that have been and will have a long lasting positive economic impact in our region for generations to come. Frank Brogan was the first man to come to mind in finding a dependable and capable individual who could always see the most difficult projects through to completion,” said Nelda Martinez, Mayor of the City of Corpus Christi.Brogan led the planning for the future growth of the Port with projects such as the 52-foot channel project, the new Harbor Bridge, and the La Quinta Terminal. He helped reorganize the Port’s security department and played a key role in the Port’s new strategic plan and organizational plan. “I have worked with Frank Brogan on many community projects over the last 15 years. While Mayor, I worked with Frank on many water related projects and other economic development projects. He has always been a dedicated professional, tireless worker, and a person you can count on to do a job well. As County Judge, Frank and I have continued to work on water, the new Harbor Bridge, and environmental projects. He will be missed by us all in the community,” said Samuel L. Neal Jr., Nueces County Judge.”Frank is a good friend and a great community leader. He has brought a lot to our area and has been an asset for our growing port and its surrounding industries. We hope the best for him and his family,” said Todd Hunter, Texas State Representative District 32. San Patricio County Judge Terry Simpson also commented, “Frank was always willing to share his knowledge and experience. I enjoyed working with him to bring other businesses to the area as he always brought great insight and expertise to the table.”The Port Commission is expected to consider a nationwide search for his replacement at the January 13, 2015 commission meeting.
As the primary economic engine of the Coastal Bend, Port Corpus Christi is the 5th largest port in the United States in total tonnage. The Port’s mission statement is to “serve as a regional economic development catalyst while protecting and enhancing its existing industrial base and simultaneously working to diversify its international maritime cargo business.” Strategically located on the western Gulf of Mexico, with a straight, 45’ deep channel, the Port provides quick access to the Gulf and the entire United States inland waterway system. The Port delivers outstanding access to overland transportation with on-site and direct connections to three Class-1 railroads and uncongested interstate and state highways. The Port is protected by a state-of-the-art security department and an award-winning Environmental Management System. With outstanding management and operations staff, Port Corpus Christi is clearly “The Port of the Lone Star State.”

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