Week in Review: October 22, 2018
Public funds back plan to replace Mark Zuckerberg as Facebook chairman, Bird poaches a couple key people from Uber, and the executive shuffle at CBS continues after the CEO stepped down following sexual misconduct allegations.
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Public funds back plan to replace Mark Zuckerberg as Facebook chairman
Following a long string of scandals and controversies, some Facebook investors believe the company would be better off without Mark Zuckerberg as its chairman. On Wednesday, a number of state and city treasurers joined a proposal asking Facebook's board of directors to remove Zuckerberg as chairman. The treasurers represent New York City, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania, which have public funds invested in Facebook. The effort is being led by Trillium Asset Management.
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Bird hires Uber’s former head of finance and director of corporate development
Bird, the scooter-sharing startup founded by former Uber VP of International Growth, Travis VanderZanden, has brought a couple of former Uber employees to the flock. Joining Bird as VP and Head of Finance is Dennis Cinelli, who worked as Uber’s head of finance for global rides up until this month. Bird has also brought on Uber’s now-former director of corporate development Yibo Ling, who also worked at Uber up until this month
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Stripe hires Niels Provos away from Google to be its new head of security
Stripe announced that it has hired Niels Provos as its new head of security. Provos was most recently a distinguished engineer at Google, where he has led some of the search giant’s biggest efforts to make its service secure, perhaps most famously Safe Browsing, but also more recently Google Cloud Platform and Google’s production infrastructure. Provos is the latest hire in a series of moves to beef up security talent at Stripe, at a time when security breaches are at an all-time high, with the financial services industry the largest target of that rise.
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Coca-Cola Announces Promotions in Operational Leadership
The Coca-Cola Company announced new roles for four operational leaders, including the naming of two new group presidents. The company also announced the creation of a Global Ventures position. The promotions are a follow-up to an earlier announcement about the company’s election of a new president and chief operating officer and the transition to a new chief financial officer.
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CBS Has a New Head of Programming: David Nevins of Showtime
David Nevins has been elevated to chief content officer at CBS, a new position that will give him oversight of the network’s programming, CBS Television Studios and content development at the company’s streaming service, CBS All Access. Mr. Nevins will report to Joe Ianniello, the acting chief executive of the CBS Corporation, who replaced Mr. Moonves last month following sexual misconduct allegations. Mr. Moonves has denied the accusations.
Source: New York Times
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