Week in review: Hallmark, TikTok, BP, and more!

Anne Chou
Week in review

Week in review

Hallmark Channel parent company CEO Bill Abbott exits after the company apologizes for pulling ads featuring a same-sex wedding ceremony, popular mobile video app TikTok hires Microsoft chief IP counsel Erich Andersen as its first global general counsel, and oil and gas giant BP names Murray Auchincloss finance chief as the leadership of the company moves to a new executive team. Read more about this and other notable executive changes:

Hallmark Channel Parent Company CEO to Exit After Same-Sex Ad Controversy

Bill Abbott, the president and CEO of the Hallmark Channel’s parent company, is leaving weeks after the network apologized for removing commercials on the Hallmark Channel that featured same-sex couples at their weddings. Read more here.

TikTok Appoints Microsoft IP Legal Chief as its Global General Counsel

Rapidly-growing mobile video company TikTok has appointed Erich Andersen, a former Microsoft lawyer, as its Global General Counsel. Andersen was previously Microsoft’s Chief Intellectual Property Counsel. Read more here.

BP Names New Finance Chief to Succeed Brian Gilvary

As part of a change in executive leadership, oil-and-gas giant BP Plc announced the appointment of Murray Auchincloss as its new chief financial officer. He will succeed Brian Gilvary who is retiring on June 30 after a 34-year career at BP, including over eight years as CFO. Read more here.

JPMorgan Chase Promotes Leslie Gillin to CMO

JPMorgan Chase announced that Leslie Gillin will be its new chief marketing officer. She succeeds Kristin Lemkau, JPMorgan’s CMO since 2014, who was recently named CEO of JPMorgan’s new U.S. wealth management business. Read more here.

Coty Names Keurig Dr Pepper Lawyer Kristin Blazewicz as Chief Legal Officer

As part of Coty’s ongoing turnaround plan, the New York-based global beauty company announced the appointment of Kristin Blazewicz as chief legal officer, general counsel, secretary of the board of directors and member of Coty’s executive committee. Read more here.


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