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ASCAP Names Nicholas Lehman Chief Strategy & Digital Officer

“Under this role he will report directly to ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews and oversee strategy business development, product development and administration services” writes Colin Stutz for billboard.com. ASCAP, the American Society of Composer, Authors and Publishers, announced on Friday (April 20) it has appointed Nick Lehman as executive vice president and chief strategy & digital officer. Lehman most recently worked as chief strategy officer for broadcast, digital media and marketing services company TEGNA. He was previously president of digital for NBCUniversal, CEO of Plum TV and COO of Programming for…

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Moya Greene to retire as Royal Mail boss

“Royal Mail boss Moya Greene is to stand down later this year after eight years in charge of the company that saw her steer it through a controversial privatisation and settle a long-running pensions dispute with workers” writes Jon Yeomans for telegraph.co.uk. Ms Greene, 63, will step down from Royal Mail’s board in July and remain with the company until September 14.Mr Back will be supported by Sue Whalley, another senior Royal Mail exec who will be promoted to chief executive of the company’s UK post and parcels business.The Canadian executive,…

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Barclays Chief Executive Staley Fined Over Whistle-Blower Scandal

“British bank regulators on Friday fined James E. Staley, the chief executive of Barclays, over his attempt to unmask a whistle-blower within the bank” writes Kate Kelly for nytimes.com. But Barclays said the regulators did not demand that he resign, nor that he acted with a lack of integrity or was not fit to remain the bank’s chief executive.The bank, however, said it would continue to stand by its top executive, who has been tasked with bringing stability to the three-centuries-old institution after years of management turmoil. Source: nytimes.com Share This:

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The Morning Ledger: Trade Spat Affects U.S., Chinese Tech Companies

“The Morning Ledger from CFO Journal cues up the most important news in corporate finance every weekday morning” writes Nina Trentmann Wsj for wsj.com. China’s government wants Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and other Chinese tech giants listed abroad to trade on the nation’s stock markets.Xerox Corp. defended its chief executive against accusations from one of its biggest investors Thursday, saying Jeff Jacobson had proper board authority to negotiate a deal with Fujifilm Holdings Inc.Executives at U.S. and Chinese technology firms are faced by new challenges, as the trade spat between Washington and Beijing…

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Royal Mail CEO Greene to retire; Back to succeed

“Royal Mail PLC (RMG.LN) said Friday that Chief Executive Moya Greene will retire in September, and will be succeeded by senior executive Rico Back” writes Carlo Martuscelli for marketwatch.com. After she departs from the company, Ms.Greene will step down from the board in July, but will remain at the company until Sept. 14 to ensure an orderly handover.Back is an internal appointment, and he currently heads the company’s European subsidiary General Logistics Systems. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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British regulators to fine Barclays CEO, monitor whistleblowing program

“LONDON (Reuters) – British regulators have concluded efforts of Barclays chief executive Jes Staley to unmask a whistleblower at the bank represented a breach of individual conduct and proposed he pay an undisclosed fine, the bank said on Friday” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The FCA and PRA will not take enforcement action against Barclays, the bank said.The bank will, however, be required to report to the FCA and PRA on certain aspects of their whistleblowing programs. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Reddit hires former Time Inc executive as chief operating officer

“SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Reddit Inc, the tech firm behind one of the most popular websites in the world, said on Thursday it had hired former Time Inc executive Jen Wong as its chief operating officer” writes Reuters Editorial for reuters.com. Wong will be based in Reddit’s New York office and oversee business strategy, including for Reddit’s digital advertising products, the company said in a statement.Its investors include media company Condé Nast, which once owned Reddit and later spun it off, as well as venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz and…

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Fourth executive out at Nike as vice president of footwear leaves: Portland Business Journal

“A fourth executive has left Nike Inc” writes Ciara Linnane for marketwatch.com. Greg Thompson, the company’s vice president of footwear, left the company Thursday after decades at Nike, the paper reported.NKE, -1.81% the Portland Business Journal reported on Thursday, as the company continues with a culture change aimed at creating a more diverse leadership.A third executive, Antoine Andrews, vice president of diversity and inclusion, was also leaving, the people said. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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ArtPrize no longer an experiment, now an institution after 10 years

“It started out as an experiment and that experiment has evolved year over year,” said Bennett, who was named ArtPrize’s executive director last week after joining ArtPrize as business development director three years ago” writes Jharger Mlive Com for mlive.com. That was the message Jori Bennett, ArtPrize’s new executive director, and her team brought to the contest’s annual kickoff breakfast on Wednesday, April 18.In their presentation to stakeholders, the ArtPrize team members stressed the economic impact of the 19-day event. Source: mlive.com Share This:

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Sky CEO Darroch: ‘I have no interest in running WPP’

“LONDON (Reuters) – Sky Chief Executive Jeremy Darroch said he had no interest in running WPP , the world’s biggest ad group which is searching for a new chief executive after the abrupt departure of Martin Sorrell on Saturday” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “I have no interest in running WPP, thank you very much,” he said on Thursday after the pay-TV group reported its third-quarter results. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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