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Carrefour raids Fnac for finance chief

Matthieu Malige (left) with Alexandre Bompard, pictured together while at Fnac, have renewed their partnership at Carrefour © AFP French retailer Carrefour has named former Fnac Darty chief financial officer Matthieu Malige as its new finance chief, three months after its chief executive made the same move. The appointment of one of Carrefour chief executive Alexandre Bompard’s key lieutenants from his time at ... Read More »

Kerala Chief Minister Vows To Bridge Economic Divide In Education Sector

Kerala Chief Minister Vows To Bridge Economic Divide In Education Sector THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government is trying to bridge the economic divide in the education sector and ensure quality education to children irrespective of their financial background, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said today. He was speaking after inaugurating the state-level ‘Praveshanotsavam’ (entrance festival) at the Upper Primary School at ... Read More »

Saurabh Agrawal is the Tata Sons’ Chief Finance Officer

Saurabh Agarwal, a veteran investment banker, was the strategy head of Aditya Birla Group. Tata Sons has roped in Aditya Birla Group strategy head Saurabh Agrawal as Group Chief Financial Officer of the salt-to-software conglomerate. Mr. Agarwal, a veteran investment banker with two decades of capital markets experience, will join Tata Sons with effect from July 2017, has worked on ... Read More »

Facebook chief Zuckerberg posts manifesto defending social media

Treatise seeks to counter concerns about fake news and terrorism recruitment Read next Rise of refugee ‘fake news’ rattles German politics WEDNESDAY, 15 FEBRUARY, 2017 Mark Zuckerberg © AFP Share on Twitter (opens new window) Share on Facebook (opens new window) Share on LinkedIn (opens new window) Save FEBRUARY 17, 2017 by: Richard Waters in San Francisco Facebook co-founder Mark ... Read More »

Industry Leaders Discuss Trade, E-Commerce With WTO Chief

Industry Leaders Discuss Trade, E-Commerce With WTO Chief Representatives of Indian industry, including online retail and technology firms, Wednesday discussed issues pertaining to global trade and e-commerce with WTO chief Roberto Azevedo. The roundtable meeting here was organised by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). It was attend by Bharti Enterprises Chairman Sunil Mittal and representatives of companies including Paytm, ... Read More »

Twitter Chief for China Quits, Hails Its Performance

HIGHLIGHTS Kathy Chen was appointed in April as general manager for the China region Twitter is inaccessible in mainland China Twitter’s advertising base in the China had grown almost 400 percent Twitter’s manager for China, whose appointment just eight months ago sparked controversy, has announced her resignation but welcomed the growing number of Chinese advertisers even though the service is ... Read More »

‘Force Snapdeal to dump Aamir Khan: BJP IT chief told social media cell’

Following his comments in November 2015 that were perceived to be critical of the government, the BJP social media cell organised a campaign to get Khan removed as the brand ambassador of Snapdeal. The BJP social media cell was instructed, among others by the party’s IT cell head, to build pressure via social media on e-commerce platform Snapdeal to drop ... Read More »

Yahoo Communications Chief Leaves in Advance of Verizon Takeover

Anne Espiritu, Yahoo Inc.’s vice president of global public relations and communications, is leaving after four years at the company that’s now selling its core assets to Verizon Communications. Espiritu was the first person hired from Google after Marissa Mayer left the search giant to take the job as Yahoo’s chief executive officer in 2012. Espiritu and Mayer had been ... Read More »

Tech Mahindra To Continue Scouting For Acquisitions, Says Chief Executive

Mumbai: Days after it announced takeover of UK-based Target Group for 120 million pounds, the country’s fifth biggest software exporter Tech Mahindra on Thursday said it will continue to scout for companies and listed out digital technologies as a key focus area. “Mergers and acquisitions are a critical part of our strategy, and both our shareholders and directors have encouraged ... Read More »

UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Allocates Portfolios To Newly Inducted Ministers

On the proposal of UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Governor Ram Naik has alloted these portfolios. LUCKNOW:  Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday allocated portfolios to newly-inducted ministers with Balram Yadav being again given the charge of Secondary Education department on his comeback. Narai Rai has been given Science and Technology department, an official release issued in Lucknow ... Read More »