Google Appoints Former Airbnb Executive for Self-Driving Car Project
Google announced that Shaun Stewart, a former Airbnb executive, has been appointed as the new director of its self-driving car project. Stewart will help the company in commercializing Google's self-driving technology, which has been in development for more than seven years, reported Reuters. The hiring follows the departure of Chris Urmson, who served as chief technical officer of the self-driving car project.
AIG Appoints New CIO from Kaiser Permanente
American International Group has named Philip Fasano to the newly created role of Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Fasano joins AIG from Kaiser Permanente, where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Prior to that, he founded Capital Sourcing Group in 2005, a company focused on providing strategic advice, and consulting services to the Fortune 500 and the Department of Homeland Security. In addition, Fasano has served in IT leadership roles at Capital One Financial, JP Morgan Chase, Deutsche Financial Services, Bankers Trust, among other companies.
JP Morgan Exec on Philip Morris Board
Philip Morris International named Kalpana Morparia, 58, to its Board of Directors. Currently, Morparia serves as JP Morgan’s India CEO. She also sits on the board of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, an integrated global pharma company, and CMC, a leading Indian systems engineering and integration company. Before joining JP Morgan, Morparia was MD of ICICI Bank, India’s second largest bank. She also served as Vice Chair of ICICI’s Insurance and Asset Management Business. She was named one of "The 50 Most Powerful Women in International Business" by Fortune Magazine in 2008.
Shire Expands Board
Shire, a specialty drug company, announced that Susan Kilsby will join the company’s Board of Directors. She will also become a member of the company's Audit, Compliance & Risk Committee. Prior to joining Shire, Kilsby had a distinguished career in investment banking and held senior positions with First Boston, Bankers Trust, and Barclays de Zoete Wedd. Most recently, she served as Chairman of the EMEA M&A team for Credit Suisse. Additionally, Kilsby has held the title of Non-Executive Director at L'Occitane International, a global skin care company.