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GE Elects Cognizant’s CEO to Board; Names New BD Leader

General Electric Company has elected Francisco "Frank" D'Souza, 43, CEO and director, Cognizant Technology Solutions, as director. In addition to his leadership of Cognizant, D'Souza is a director of the U.S.-India Business Council and a Trustee of Carnegie Mellon University.

The company also appointed John Flannery, 51, as SVP for Corporate Business Development. Flannery will succeed Pamela Daley, who is retiring after 24 years with GE. Flannery has been president and CEO of GE India since 2009, building a strong local team and growing GE revenues and influence. He is a 25-year GE veteran.

AT&T Appoints Former Humana CEO to Board

AT&T appointed Mike McCallister, 59, to its board of directors. Mr. McCallister recently retired as CEO of Humana and continues to serve as chairman. He joined Humana in 1974 and served as CEO from 2000 to 2012. He serves on the boards of Fifth Third Bank and Bellarmine University. He is also a former board member of the Business Roundtable, as well as a past chairman of its Health and Retirement Task Force.

Verizon’s New Board Member is President and CEO of Walgreen

Verizon Communications elected Gregory D. Wasson, 54, President and CEO of Walgreen, to the Board of Directors. He was president and COO of Walgreens before being appointed CEO in 2009. Wasson was promoted to EVP, SVP and president of Walgreens Health Initiatives, before which, Wasson was regional VP of store operations. He joined Walgreens as a pharmacy intern in 1980, and managed several Houston Walgreens drugstores before being promoted to district manager in 1986. Wasson serves on the board of Alliance Boots, in which Walgreens holds a 45 percent equity stake. He is board chairman for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and also serves on the boards of the Retail Industry Leaders Association, the Healthcare Leadership Council and the Consumer Goods Forum, among other organizations. He is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago, The Business Council, The Wall Street Journal CEO Council and the civic committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago. Among activities on behalf of various non-profit organizations, he served as chairman for the Illinois chapter of the American Cancer Society's CEOs against Cancer.

Qualcomm Witnesses CFO Change

Qualcomm’s CFO for the past 11 years, William (Bill) Keitel, 59, will be retiring. George S. Davis, 54, currently EVP and CFO of Applied Materials, will replace Mr. Keitel. During his nearly 13-year tenure with Applied Materials, Davis held several leadership roles including corporate treasurer and head of the Corporate Business Development group, where he was responsible for merger and acquisition activities, strategic planning, and management of the Company's venture investments. In addition to his finance and business development oversight, George also had responsibility for the company's activities in IT, government affairs and corporate relations. He is also a member of The Wall Street Journal CFO Network, The Conference Board Council of Financial Executives, The Applied Materials Foundation board and was a longstanding member of the board of trustees for the San Jose Repertory Theatre.

Chairman and CEO of Motorola Solutions Joins Cisco Board

Cisco named Greg Brown, 52, Chairman and CEO of Motorola Solutions, to its board. He joined Motorola in and became CEO  in 2008 and led the spin-off of the consumer-focused Motorola Mobility in 2011. He also served as president and COO of Motorola in 2007. Prior to joining Motorola, he was chairman and CEO of Micromuse. Brown serves as deputy chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, vice chair of the US-China Business Council, and recently was named by the Business Roundtable to lead a select CEO committee on comprehensive immigration reform. He also is a member of The Business Council and Technology CEO Council. Additionally, Brown is a member of the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Board, the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and World Business Chicago.

Intel Promotes Senior Execs

Intel elevated William M. Holt, 60, from SVP to EVP. He is general manager of the Technology and Manufacturing Group and jointly oversees all technology development and manufacturing activities across the company. Holt joined Intel in 1974, and was named a SVP in 2006.

Thomas M. Kilroy, 55, was promoted from SVP to EVP. He is general manager of Intel's Sales and Marketing Group and is responsible for all of the company's sales and marketing efforts worldwide. Kilroy joined Intel in 1990, and was named a SVP in 2010.

Sohail U. Ahmed, 53, was elevated from corporate VP to SVP. He is director of Logic Technology Development in the Technology and Manufacturing Group. He is responsible for the development and deployment of next-generation silicon logic technologies that will produce future Intel microprocessors and systems-on-chips (SoCs). Ahmed joined Intel in 1984, and was elected corporate VP in 2006.

Diane M. Bryant, 50, was promoted from corporate VP to SVP. She is general manager of the Datacenter and Connected Systems Group. In this role, Bryant manages Intel's P&L, strategy and product development for enterprise and cloud server infrastructure, high-performance computing, storage, communications, networking and intelligent connected systems. She joined Intel in 1985, and was elected corporate VP in 2008.

Kirk B. Skaugen, 42, was elevated from corporate VP to SVP. He is general manager of the PC Client Group and is responsible for Intel's consumer and business computer business. In this role, he oversees Intel's efforts to once again transform the personal computer industry with the UltrabookT and new computing experiences. Skaugen joined Intel in 1992, and was elected corporate VP in 2010.

Jonathan Khazam, 51, was elected corporate VP and is general manager of the Visual and Parallel Computing Group in the Intel Architecture Group. He leads a worldwide organization responsible for the development of Intel's integrated processor graphics and many-core Xeon PhiT computing products. Khazam joined Intel in 1991.

Michael C. Mayberry, 55, was elected corporate VP and is director of Components Research, which is the research arm for the Technology and Manufacturing Group. He is responsible for Intel's ongoing research - including internal research, university research, and other external collaborations - to enable future process options for Intel's technology development organizations. He joined Intel in 1984.

Kimberly S. Stevenson, 50, was elected corporate VP and is CIO. She is responsible for the corporate-wide use of IT to enable Intel's business strategies for growth and efficiency. Stevenson joined Intel in 2009.

Coca-Cola CEO Joins 3M’s Board

3M elected Muhtar Kent, 60, Chairman of the Board and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company, to the Board of Directors. He became CEO of Coca-Cola in 2008 and Chairman in 2009. Prior to his current position, he served as President and COO and was President of Coca-Cola International. Active in the global business community, he is co-chair of The Consumer Goods Forum, a fellow of the Foreign Policy Association, a member of the Business Roundtable, chair of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, and a past Chairman of the U.S.-China Business Council. He also was recently appointed as a member of the Eminent Persons Group for ASEAN by President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton. He serves on the boards of Special Olympics International, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Catalyst and Emory University.

Facebook Nabs Brunswick Exec for Top Communications Job

Brunswick Group's US managing partner Michael Buckley is leaving the agency for a top communications role at Facebook. He has been working with Facebook on a range of corporate and other PR issues over the last several years will be joining the social networking giant as VP of business communications. Buckley has been with the global strategy and communications consultancy Brunswick Group, one of Facebook’s outside agencies, where he represented a number of clients. Before Brunswick, he served as senior MD and national director of the litigation group at Hill & Knowlton.

Joe Lockhart, former VP of global communications at Facebook, left the social networking giant in 2012. Glover Park Group, a firm he co-founded, announced that Lockhart would return to the agency as a senior adviser.

Accenture CEO Assumes Chairman Role

Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme, 53, has assumed the additional position of chairman of the board. It was previously announced that he would succeed William D. Green, who has stepped down as chairman of the board and retired from Accenture. Nanterme succeeded Green as CEO in 2011 and has served on the Accenture board since 2010. In his 30-year career with Accenture, he has held a wide variety of leadership positions across key parts of the business. Prior to becoming CEO, he was group chief executive of Accenture's Financial Services operating group, and earlier served as the company's Chief Leadership Officer.

GE Vet Joins EMC as CIO

EMC appointed 20-year GE veteran Vic Bhagat as EVP, Corporate Services and CIO. Bhagat assumes responsibility for EMC IT, Global Centers of Excellence, Global Business Services and Indirect Procurement organizations. He succeeds EVP Sanjay Mirchandani who, after nearly seven highly successful years with EMC, will transition to a new strategic role within the company.

Bhagat has a proven track record of delivering world-class results in IT, business process, development centers, shared service operations and innovation. A 30-year industry veteran, including more than 20 years at GE, he most recently helped establish Accenture's worldwide Big Data analytics practice for Natural Resources. Prior to that, Bhagat held the role of CIO for multiple GE organizations including GE Aviation Services, GE Global Growth and Operations, CNBC, GE Corporate, and GE India and Southeast Asia.

HP Hires New Senior Execs from Accenture and Amazon

Hewlett-Packard has hired Larry Stack, a managing director and Global Sales lead for Health and Public Service at Accenture, as the new SVP of Global Sales for Enterprise Services. Though he spent a little more than two years at Accenture, before that he was a VP from 2002 to 2010 at EDS, the IT services firm that HP acquired in 2008. Stack also served as a SVP at the Japanese technology firm Fujitsu, where he ran North American Communications and Government Operations at Fujitsu Consulting. He also worked for the United Nations, running field operations in Angola, and as a negotiator in Bosnia. He did a five-year stint from 1988 to 1993 working in communications at the White House Situation Room.

John Maguire, the prior sales lead for the Enterprise Services unit at HP, will be leaving the company.

Former Amazon executive Mike Nash will join the consumer portion of HP’s PC business. Nash, a former VP at Amazon’s Kindle business unit, joined HP within the last month.

Yahoo! Continues With Senior Management Changes

Couple of senior Yahoo! execs, SVP of business development and partnerships, Raymond Stern, and VP of marketing solutions, Liz Ritzcovan, have left the company. Stern was hired in 2009, and has held a number of jobs in areas such as business development, audience, mobile and local. Ritzcovan has been at the company since early 2011, most currently as a VP of marketing solutions.

Meanwhile, SVP of advertising and data platforms, Scott Burke, has been promoted to the executive staff, in charge of all ad tech platforms in a continuing product overhaul at Yahoo.

Adobe Re-Hires Corporate Development Leader

Adobe appointed Bryan Lamkin to the position of SVP of Corporate Development. Lamkin will drive Adobe's corporate strategy and mergers and acquisitions. Lamkin worked for Adobe from 1992-2006 in a variety of senior product roles, including SVP for the digital media solutions business, where he established Adobe's market-leading position with Photoshop and the Creative Suite. Since leaving Adobe, Lamkin has gained broad experience in social media, advertising, mobile and cloud solutions, serving as SVP of consumer products for Yahoo!, executive in residence at Sutter Hill Ventures and New Enterprise Associates and CEO of two venture-funded startups.

SanDisk Hires Chief Legal Officer from Tesla Motors

SanDisk appointed Eric S. Whitaker, 45, as the company's SVP and Chief Legal Officer. Most recently at Tesla Motors, Whitaker served as Tesla's general counsel and corporate secretary with responsibilities including IP development, litigation strategy, and structuring major corporate transactions. Prior to Tesla, Whitaker held EVP and general counsel positions at Avalanche Technology and flash memory provider Lexar Media. During Whitaker's seven years at Lexar, he also held the position of EVP of corporate strategy with a focus on technology licensing.

Micron Technology Appoints Former Freescale Semiconductor CEO to Board

The memory technologies giant appointed Richard M. Beyer, 63, to the company's Board of Directors. Beyer was Chairman and CEO of Freescale Semiconductor from 2008 to 2012 and continues to serve as a Director with Freescale. Beyer, the 2012 Chairman of the Semiconductor Industry Association board of directors, also served as a member of the United States Department of Commerce's Manufacturing Council and the Partnership for a New American Economy. Prior to Freescale, Beyer was President, CEO and Director of Intersil from 2002 to 2008. He has also previously served in executive management roles at, VLSI Technology and National Semiconductor Corporation. Beyer served three years as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Research In Motion Adds Board Members

Research In Motion (BlackBerry) added two seats to its board naming a pair of long-time telecom execs as directors: Richard Lynch, 64, formerly an EVP at Verizon Communications, and Bert Nordberg, 56, who once served as CEO of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications. Mr. Lynch is president of FB Associates, an advisory firm, and held various senior-executive positions at Verizon starting in 1990. Nordberg was CEO of Sony Ericsson from 2009 until 2012. He is a board member of technology companies in Denmark and Sweden and is on the board of advisers to Hewlett Packard Communications.

Alcatel-Lucent CEO Stepping Down

Alcatel Lucent CEO Ben Verwaayen, 61, is not seeking re-election as a director at this year’s annual general meeting, and will step down as CEO once a successful transition has been executed. Hired in 2008, Verwaayen succeeded Patricia Russo, who was then CEO of Lucent Technologies. Russo was instrumental in merging Lucent Technologies with Alcatel.

Previously, Verwaayen was CEO & Director of BT Group since 2002. Before joining BT Group, he was at Lucent Technologies starting in 1997, holding various positions. He left Lucent as Vice Chairman of the Management Board. Other positions that Ben Verwaayen held at Lucent were EVP and COO, and EVP, International. Prior to joining Lucent, he worked for KPN in the Netherlands for nine years as President and Managing Director of its subsidiary PTT Telecom. From 1975 to 1988, he worked at ITT in Europe.

Currently, Ben is also Chairman of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Climate Change Board and in 2010 was elected member of the World Economic Forum’s Foundation Board. He is an Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau, an Honorary Knight of the British Empire (KBE), and a Chevalier de la Légion d 'Honneur.

Time Warner Cable CEO to Step Down

Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt, 63, will step down at end of 2013. He has served as the Company’s CEO since 2001. He also has served as the Company’s Chairman since 2009 and previously from 2001 to 2006. Prior to that, he held various senior positions with Time Warner Cable Ventures, a unit of Time Warner Entertainment Company, now a Company subsidiary, certain of the Company’s predecessor entities, and Time Warner and its predecessor Time Inc. Mr. Britt has served as a director since 2003 and is also a director of Xerox and Cardinal Health. He previously served as a trustee of Teachers’ Insurance and Annuity Association.

McAfee Promotes ANZ MD as APAC President

McAfee promoted Andrew Littleproud to the role of President for Asia Pacific. Littleproud was previously McAfee's VP & Managing Director, ANZ. Since joining McAfee in 2008, Littleproud has managed McAfee’s channel business across the region and the Australia and New Zealand organization. Littleproud has over two decades of sales and management experience having held senior positions with EMC, Oracle and Xerox.

Infor Hires Former SAP Exec to Lead Asia-Pacific

Infor has hired industry veteran Tim Moylan as President, Asia-Pacific. Based in Singapore, Moylan will be responsible for Infor's operations across APAC, including Australia, Greater China, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Thailand, and Singapore, among others. Prior to coming to Infor, Moylan served as president of SAP South East Asia, where he was responsible for operations in 15 countries. An 18 year industry veteran, Moylan has held various leadership roles across project management, consulting and sales. He is a graduate of University of New South Wales in Sydney and also of Royal Military College in Duntroon.


SAS has appointed Lynette Clunies-Ross as COO. She joined as COO after 17 years at IBM where she held several senior management positions in Australia and China. She will be in charge of marketing, sales and customer service delivery.

General Cable Corporation Appoints Americas Leader

General Cable Corporation announced that Gregory J. Lampert will assume responsibility for all the Company's operations in the Americas, which includes Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean as well as Central/South America, as EVP, President and CEO of General Cable North America. Mr. Lampert joined General Cable in 1998 and has held leadership roles touching nearly every aspect of the business. He has served as EVP, President and CEO for General Cable North America since 2008 and is a member of the Company's Global Operating Committee. He previously was EVP and Group President, North American Electrical and Communications Infrastructure since 2007. Prior to that, he was VP and General Manager of CarolR Brand products.

Date Range: January 23rd - February 23rd

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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.

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