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Aliza Knox, Twitter's head of Asia-Pacific, quits

Apr 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Knox’s exit from the micro-blogging site comes on the back of the loss of a number of high-profile Asia-based executives in 2016, including Managing Director for Southeast Asia, India, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region Parminder Singh, India head Rishi Jaitly, China head Kathy Chen and Australia country boss Karen Stocks.

Amazon acquires Souq.com, the Middle East's biggest online retailer

Mar 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Ronaldo Mouchawar, the Chief Executive and Co-founder of the Souq.com, called the agreement “a critical next step in growing e-commerce presence on behalf of customers across the region.”

Pradeep Nair named Regional Director of Ford Foundation for India, Nepal and Sri Lanka

Mar 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Nair previously headed the then US President Bill Clinton's Climate Initiative in India.

Harm Ohlmeyer appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Adidas

Mar 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

He will succeed Robin Stalker, who served the post for 16 years.

Melody Meyer, Atul Gupta appointed as advisors of Cairn India

Mar 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Their appointments will help in achieving the aim of contributing 50 per cent of India's overall crude production through 5 billion barrels of oil equivalent reserves.

Sanjay Menon appointed Managing Director of Sapient India

Feb 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Menon will drive the strategy, capability development and growth of Sapient's India presence. He will also maintain its status as hub of the company's globally distributed delivery network.

Tata Sons Chairman-designate N Chandrasekaran to act as TCS Chairman too

Feb 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

TCS also announced that the Chief Operating Officer (COO) N Ganapathy Subramaniam will be on the board of the company as Executive Director.

Nik Khanna appointed India MD of BAE Systems

Feb 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Khanna is taking charge of the BAE Systems shortly after the company was awarded a contract from the US Department of Defense to provide 145 M777 ultra-lightweight howitzers to the Indian Army.

Wipro Vice-Chairman T K Kurien announced retirement

Jan 26, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

In 2016, Kurien was elevated to the role of Executive Vice-Chairman along with the appointment of Abidali Z Neemuchwala as Wipro's CEO and Executive Director.

Vishal Kaul appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Ola Cabs

Jan 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

An alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, Jivrajika had earlier served as Associate Vice-President and Vice-President of Ola Operations before taking over as COO in February 2015.

Rajesh Gopinathan appointed as Chief Executive Officer of TCS

Jan 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The appointment came after the elevation of N. Chandrasekaran as Tata Sons Chairman.

Kalyan Krishnamurthy appointed as CEO of Flipkart

Jan 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Krishnamurthy had joined Flipkart in June 2017 as the Head of Category Design Organisation. He came over to the e-commerce giant from Tiger Global, a New York-based investment firm, which is also Flipkart’s largest investor.

Suresh Nagarajan appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Reliance Power

Jan 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

At present, Nagarajan is working as the Senior Executive Vice President of Reliance Power. He was elevated to the position of CFO by the Board of Directors at their meeting.

Cyrus Mistry removed as Tata Teleservices Director

Dec 16, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Earlier, Mistry was also removed from key positions in Tata Industries, Tata Consultancy Services and Tata Global Beverages.

Pulkit Trivedi appointed as Industry Director of Facebook India

Dec 13, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

He has over 18 years of extensive industry experience covering sales, business development and partnerships in companies such as Google, Intel, Microsoft IBM and HCL.

Cyrus Mistry removed as Tata Industries director

Dec 12, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Mistry, who was removed as Chairman of Tata Group, joined the board of Tata Sons in 2006 and was appointed Chairman in December 2012.

AirAsia India appoints Amar Abrol as Managing Director

Dec 6, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

AirAisa is a joint venture with AirAsia Berhad holding 49 per cent stake in the airline, Tata Sons holding 40.06 per cent stakes and Arun Bhatia holding the remaining 10 per cent through his company, Telestra Tradeplace.

Airtel appoints Sunil Taldar as CEO and Director for DTH business

Dec 5, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Taldar will also be a member of the Airtel Management Board and will report to Gopal Vittal, Chief Executive Officer at Bharti Airtel (India and South Asia).

Tata Steel replaces Cyrus Mistry as Chairman

Nov 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Six Tata Group companies, namely Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Tata Power, Tata Chemicals and Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), have convened EGMs to remove Mistry as Director from their respective boards.

Zak Brown appointed as Executive Director of McLaren Technology Group

Nov 22, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Zak Brown is chosen for the position after Ron Dennis was forced out as Chairman and Chief Executive of McLaren in November 2016.

Tata Global Beverages replaces Cyrus Mistry as Chairman

Nov 16, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

This is the second time that Mistry is shown out the doors from a Tata entity. Earlier, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) had replaced him with Ishaat Hussain as the Interim Chairman.

Twitter’s Chief Operating Officer Adam Bain quits

Nov 12, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

In August 2016, Bain had celebrated his six-year anniversary at Twitter. Over his time at the company, he helped build Twitter’s ad efforts from the ground up. He was once considered a top candidate to be the chief executive of the company before Jack Dorsey got the job.

Ishaat Hussain appointed as interim Chairman of TCS

Nov 10, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Hussain succeeds Cyrus Mistry, who was ousted from the position of the company’s Chairman on 23 October 2016 by the board of Tata Sons Ltd. At that time, the board appointed Ratan Tata as the Interim Chairman of the group until another suitable candidate was chosen.

Parminder Singh resigns as Managing Director of Twitter's MENA region

Nov 6, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Singh is succeeded by Maya Hari as the Managing Director for South East Asia and India region of Twitter. Hari will be reporting to Aliza Knox, Vice President, Asia Pacific.

Rishi Jaitly, Twitter's India head, resigns

Nov 2, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Prior to joining Twitter, Jaitly worked at Knight Foundation as Program Director. However, he is better known for his stint as the head of Public-Private Partnerships at Google India.

Arnab Goswami resigns as Editor-in-Chief of Times Now

Nov 2, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Goswami was the anchor of Newshour, the prime time news programme which he anchored on weekdays at 9 pm everyday.

Sunil Bharti Mittal appointed as Chairman of GSMA

Oct 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

On the other hand, the company re-elected Mari-Noëlle Jego-Laveissiere, Executive Vice President, Innovation, Orange Group as Deputy Chairman. It also elected the new members of the 26-member Board of the company.

Borje Ekholm appointed as President and CEO of Ericsson

Oct 27, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Ekholm will also remain a member of the Board of Directors of Ericsson. Presently, Ekholm is working as CEO of Patricia Industries.

Rajeev Misra appointed as Head of Softbank Vision Fund

Oct 25, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The SoftBank Vision Fund intends to make investments in the technology sector globally. It is managed in the United Kingdom by a subsidiary of the Saudi Binladin Group (SBG). It is reportedly one of the world's largest of its kind and will be operated from London.

Cyrus Mistry ousted as Tata Sons chief; Ratan Tata returns in interim

Oct 25, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Mistry, 48, who replaced Tata, 78, as chairman in December 2012, was only the sixth group Chairman in nearly 15 decades and the first from outside the Tata family.

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