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New Chairman and Board Appointments June 28 to July 28 2011 Featured

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Canada’s Largest Communication Services Company Gets New Board Member

The Board of Directors of Bell Canada Enterprise announced the appointment of The Honourable Jim Prentice, P.C., Q.C., 55, as a Director of BCE & Bell Canada. Prentice currently serves as Senior EVP and Vice Chairman of CIBC. First elected to the House of Commons for Calgary Centre-North in 2004, Prentice served in a variety of Cabinet posts including Minister of Industry and Chair of the Operations Committee. As Minister of the Environment, he was Canada's principal intermediary with the U.S. Energy Information Administration. 

New Board Member at Motorola

Motorola has selected Kenneth Dahlberg to be a member on its Board. In the past, Dahlberg has served as Chairman and CEO of Science Applications International and as EVP of General Dynamics. Prior to General Dynamics, he was the President and COO of Raytheon Systems. He is currently a director of Teledyne Technologies and Parsons. Additionally, he is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Surface Navy Association, the Association of the US Army, and a lifetime member of the US Navy League.

Board Member Resigns from F5 Networks

F5 Networks announced that John Chapple, 57, has resigned from its Board. Chapple is the President of Hawkeye Investments, a privately owned equity firm which invests primarily in telecommunications and real estate ventures. Prior to forming Hawkeye, he served as President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board at Nextel Partners and as EVP of Operations at AT&T Wireless Services. Currently, Chapple is the chairman of the board at Cellular One Group, Syracuse University, and the Personal Communications Industry Association.

New Board Member at Synopsys

Synopsys, a leader in electronic design automation, announced the appointment of Chrysostomos Nikias, 58, to its Board of Directors. Currently, Dr. Nikias is the President of the University of Southern California, a position he has held since 2010. He is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Prior to his appointment as President of USC, Nikias served as USC's Provost and Chief Academic Officer. Nikias has also worked as a consultant for the U.S. Department of Defense.

CEO Leaves SMIC; Non-Executive Director Promoted to Chairman & Acting CEO

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) announced that Zhang Wenyi has been appointed as the Chairman and Executive Director of the company. The Board also announced that Wenyi has been appointed as the acting CEO while the search for a permanent CEO continues. These moves are in response to the resignation of the company’s current CEO David Wang, 64. Wenyi previously served as a non-executive director at the company, a position which is now vacant.

Allscripts Chairman on Progress Board

Progress Software, an infrastructure software company, has appointed Philip Pead, 58, to its Board. Pead is currently the Chairman of the Board at Allscripts and a member of the Board at Emdeon. Previously, Pead has served as the President and CEO of Eclipsys, a leading provider of enterprise clinical and financial software for hospitals which merged with Allscripts in 2010. Earlier in his career, Pead worked for Per-Se Technologies, Dun & Bradstreet, and Attachmate.

CRM Company Gets New Board Member

Verint Systems announced that Richard Nottenburg, 57, has been elected to its Board of Directors. Nottenburg is currently a director of Comverse Technology. He has previously served as President & CEO of Sonus Networks and in various executive functions at Motorola. He also serves as a director of Aeroflex Holding.

Date range: June 28th - July 28th

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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,, 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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