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Former Samsung and Nortel Exec Joins Board of Thailand-based Moto Taxi Industry Association

World Moto appointed Julpas "Tom" Kruesopon, to the Company's Board of Directors. He is an advisor to the Prime Minister of Thailand and current president of Panda Securities (US & Asia Pacific). Mr. Kruesopon was formerly Samsung’s Country Manager and Managing Director of Nortel Networks in Thailand and Vietnam where he successfully built up the Nortel brand to both the enterprise and Government sector, including the successful launch of Nortel products such as the Meridian phone system as well as the CDMA cellular network products.

Prior to working at Nortel Networks, Mr. Kruesopon worked for Samart Corporation PLC, where he was named president in 1997. During the early 1990s, he developed and handled all of former US President Bill Clinton's Southern California events as well as the marketing of appearances to the national media. He was also the deputy spokesperson for Los Angeles' Mayor at that time, Richard Riordan, and was in charge of the Mayor's overall public relations strategies as well as assisting in the development of the Mayor's public policies.

GE Veteran IT Exec Joins StanCorp Financial Group’s Board

StanCorp Financial Group has appointed Debora D. Horvath to its Board of Directors. Horvath is currently the principal and founder of Horvath Consulting. Previously she was EVP for JP Morgan Chase and EVP and CIO for Washington Mutual. Horvath, a 25-year veteran from GE, also served 12 years as SVP and CIO for the GE Insurance businesses.

Supply Chain Solutions Company Names Former Microsoft Exec to Board

Landstar System, a non-asset based provider of integrated supply chain solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation and logistics services, appointed Homaira Akbari, 51, to its Board of Directors. She most recently served as the President and CEO of Skybitz, a leading provider of remote asset tracking and security solutions specializing in real‐time decision-making tools for companies with unpowered assets such as tractor-trailers, intermodal containers and rail cars, from 2007 through 2012.  She has also held executive positions at a number of large corporations, including Microsoft, Thales and Liberty Media.

Date Range - December 3rd - December 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,, 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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