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Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jae-Yong Lee Joins Board

Samsung Electronics approved the nomination of Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong to the electronics giant's board of directors. The approval enables the 48-year-old Lee, the only son of the ailing Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee, to more actively participate and take formal responsibility in the company's important decision-making. The younger Lee joined Samsung Electronics in 1991.

Cisco Announces Board Changes; Leadership Move in the Middle East       

Cisco reported the appointment of Amy L. Chang, CEO and founder of Accompany, to its board of directors. Chang, is CEO and founder of Accompany, a relationship intelligence platform company.

Cisco Middle East has appointed Ziad Salameh as managing director of its West region. Leading a team in the West region, Salameh will develop stronger partner associations with strategic initiatives for skill set development and build on Cisco's public and private sector engagements to attain Cisco's strategic goals and elevate business performance.

Qualcomm Appoints Ann M. Livermore to its Board; Promotes Qualcomm Technology Licensing Leader

Qualcomm named Ann M. Livermore to its Board of Directors. With her nearly 30 years at Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), Livermore brings extensive experience in senior leadership positions, and broad knowledge and experience in the areas of technology, business management, marketing, sales, and research and development. Livermore has been a director of UPS since November 1997, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) since November 2015. Livermore was a director of HP from June 2011 to November 2015.

Qualcomm promoted Alex Rogers to EVP and president of Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL). Rogers has led QTL since March 2016. In this role, Rogers is responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of QTL, including managing the division's day-to-day operations.

Nokia Announces CFO Changes 

Timo Ihamuotila, CFO of Nokia, resigns from the company to join ABB in Switzerland as CFO and a member of the Executive committee. Ihamuotila will continue in his current role as Nokia CFO and as a member of the company's Group Leadership Team until December 31, 2016, and will remain as an advisor to the company until February 28, 2017.

Kristian Pullola, who currently is Nokia's SVP, Corporate Controller, is appointed as CFO and member of the Group Leadership Team as of January 1, 2017. 

Ericsson Witnesses Couple of Leadership Changes   

Ericsson announced it will move the position as CHRO to Sweden and that Bina Chaurasia, based in California therefore will resign from her role as SVP and CHRO. Joining Ericsson from Hewlett Packard in 2010, Chaurasia has built a world class global HR function for Ericsson.

Maj-Britt Arfert has been appointed acting CHRO while the search for a successor is underway.

Ericsson has combined Strategy and Technology functions. Ulf Ewaldsson appointed Chief Strategy and Technology Officer and Head of Group Function Strategy and Technology for the Ericsson Group. Ulf Ewaldsson currently holds the position as CTO and Head of Group Function Technology.

Current Chief Strategy Officer Rima Qureshi was appointed Head of Region North America July 1, 2016, and has since held dual roles. In addition to her role as Head of Region North America, Rima Qureshi will continue to drive the strategic partnership with Cisco.

BlackBerry Taps CFO from Sybase

BlackBerry named Steven Capelli as CFO. Most recently, Capelli was President of Worldwide Field Operations at Sybase. Prior to Sybase, Capelli was CFO of Siemens Pyramid. Earlier in his career, he served in controller roles at Digital Equipment Corporation, Unisys and WR Grace and Company. He will succeed James Yersh, who is leaving the company for personal reasons. 

Date Range: September 21st - October 31st

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Dora Vell

Dora Vell is the Managing Partner of Vell Executive Search, a boutique executive search firm in Boston focused on recruiting technology executives and board members. Vell has successfully completed numerous board member and C-level executive searches, including CEOs, COOs, CIOs, and Vice Presidents - at both public and private companies.

Prior to founding the firm in 2005, Vell was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles' Technology practice for seven years.  Before her career in executive search, she worked at IBM for 11 years, managing software engineering organizations of 100 people and software sales organizations with revenues of $150 million. She has also served as an executive assistant to the CEO of IBM Canada for one year.

Vell holds seven worldwide software patents. She has published several Business of Leadership reports on governance and leadership and has been quoted in numerous articles including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Fortune, Agenda Week, MSNBC, Mass High Tech, the OPUS for the World Economic Forum, Boston Business Journal, The Globe & Mail, CIO Magazine, and IEEE. She also has been a featured speaker on leadership at numerous conferences and at Columbia University's MBA program.

Vell is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Boston CEO Roundtable. She has served on the boards of Framingham State, Entrepreneur's Organization, Goodwill, Mary Centre for developmentally handicapped adults, garage.ca, and RBC Capital Partners.

She has received an MBA from the University of Toronto, a Master in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor in Computer Science from Carleton. She has also completed the MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s program.

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