Canada tapped an outsider on Thursday to head its central bank, bringing in the well-respected head of the Canadian export credit agency, who immediately stressed the need to nurture a choppy economic recovery.
Incoming Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz, 57, worked at the central bank for 14 years earlier in his career. But he has spent the last 14 years at Export Development Canada.
Charlotte Sweeney, was previously International Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Nomura International PLC., was asked by Business Secretary Vince Cable to review the executive search firms’ Voluntary Code of Conduct late last year.
During the course of her review she interviewed and challenged key stakeholders including chairs, board consultants, female directors, investors, HR directors, company secretaries and other interested parties to get a better picture of the compliance of the Code.
On Friday, Yahoo announced the acquisition of social shopping site Polyvore. Yahoo plans to integrate Polyvore's product into its premium content ecosystem, but the deal is particularly interesting for two reason. First, because it was actually three ex-Yahoo engineers who launched the site back in 2007. Second, because Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer played a significant role in the professional development of Polyvore's fourth "honorary" founder (and current CEO) Jess Lee.
On Friday, Yahoo announced the acquisition of social shopping site Polyvore. Yahoo plans to integrate Polyvore's product into its premium content ecosystem, but the deal is particularly interesting for two reason.
General Motors Co. announced Tuesday Mary Barra will take over as its new chief executive early next year, making her the first female to take the helm of a major global automaker.
Ms. Barra, 51, will succeed Dan Akerson in the role when he steps down as chairman and CEO on Jan. 15, 2014, the company said.
The decision comes one day after the U.S. Treasury announced it had sold its remaining common stock in the Detroit automaker stemming from the US$60-billion government bailout of the company in 2009 during the economic crisis.
Workday is an HR technology company that wants to tell your employer that you're planning to leave your job — ideally before you've even started looking for your next gig. While this might sound like a sort of terrifying Big Brother scenario, it has less to do with mind control than it does with statistics.
Much like his company, Peter Wijnbergen doesn’t feel the need to keep a high profile.
Wijnbergen, 58, works out of an unassuming cubicle in Norbord Inc.’s head office in Toronto, like the rest of the staff. It could just as easily belong to an intern and a visitor wouldn’t know the difference. The corner space that would typically house executives is a lunch room.
The Female Health Company (FHCO) F1Q 2014 Earnings Conference Call February 3, 2014 11:00 a.m. ET
Overton B. Parrish Jr. – Chairman of the Board Karen L. King – President & Chief Executive Office Michele Greco – Chief Financial Officer & Vice President
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