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RECENT CEO APPOINTMENTS - LEADERS MAKING MOVES



  • GE Healthcare has appointed Peter Arduini as its new president and CEO.


  • Marco Gobbetti has left his position as CEO of Burberry to become the new CEO of Salvatore Ferragamo.


  • Search engine start-up Qwant has announced that Raphael Auphan has joined the company as CEO following the resignation of Jean-Claude Ghinozzi, who took on the role in January 2020.


  • International PR Agency, Iris has appointed Steve Bell as its new global CEO. Bell is replacing his fellow co-founder Ian Millner.


  • Declan Kelly has resigned as Chairman and CEO of global consulting firm Teneo Holdings LLC. Kelly is handing over the reins to Teneo co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Paul Keary.


  • Fabian Partigliani is the new CEO of RedShield Security, taking over from Andy Prow. Partigliani will lead the company's global expansion.


  • Tine Wollebekk has resigned from her position of CEO at Bank Norwegian to become CEO of Swedish Avida Finans.


  • Toshiba America Business Solutions President and Chief Executive Officer Scott Maccabe has retired, with current Toshiba America Business Solutions Chief Operating Officer Larry White assuming the leadership role.


  • Saudi Logistics Services (SAL), a market leading air cargo handler, has appointed Hesham bin Abdulla Alhussayen as the new acting CEO. He replaces Omar Hariri, who takes the helm at Saudi Ports Authority.


  • Volkmar Denner, CEO of German car parts supplier Bosch will step down at the end of year. He will be replaced by Stefan Hartung, 55, who currently heads Bosch’s mobility solutions division.


  • Lulu Press, Inc., also known as Lulu.com, has appointed Kathy Hensgen to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Hensgen was previously Lulu’s COO and president.


  • Veteran Southwest executive, Robert Jordan has been appointed CEO in waiting by Southwest Airlines. Jordan will succeed Gary Kelly as Southwest’s next Chief Executive Officer next year.


  • Wolverine World Wide has announced that Brendan Hoffman, President and a member of the Company's Board of Directors, will also become Chief Executive Officer at the end of the year. Hoffman will succeed Blake Krueger.


  • Rigaku Corporation has appointed Mr. Toshiyuki Ikeda as President and CEO. He takes over from Mr. Hikaru Shimura who has lead the company for 50 years cementing its position as a leading producer of X-ray analysis, measurement and testing instruments with installations all over the world.


  • Plastics leader Synthomer has appointed Michael Willome as its new chief executive. Willome will replace current CEO Calum MacLean. Willome was previously CEO of Swiss-listed conglomerate Conzzeta, renamed Bystronic, and also had worked at industrial group Clariant.


  • Staples Inc. CEO Alexander Douglas has stepped down by mutual agreement with the company. Executive Chairman John Lederer, who is also a senior adviser with Staples' private equity owner Sycamore Partners, will take over as interim CEO.


  • Saatchi & Saatchi has appointed Chris Kay, global partner and Asia Pacific CEO at 72andSunny, as its chief executive, replacing Sam Hawkey.


  • Industrial packaging products manufacturer Greif Inc has announced that Pete Watson will retire as President and Chief Executive Officer effective February 1, 2022. The Board of Directors has elected Ole Rosgaard to succeed Watson as President and Chief Executive Officer.


  • Norwegian brings back former CFO, and acting CEO Gier Karlsen as new CEO. Karlsen is widely experienced in a number of international businesses. He takes over from Jacob Schram, an ex Mckinsey executive.


  • Copper miner Tasko Mines has announced that CEO Russel Hallbauer and COO John McManus will retire this quarter. Stuart McDonald, currently president, will also assume the role of CEO.