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2011-06-27 06:40:00

GREENWICH, Conn., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford CEO Alan Mulally has been named "2011 Chief Executive of the Year," an honor bestowed upon an outstanding corporate leader, nominated and selected by a group of his or her peers. "The success he showed in the face of incredible difficulty was just extraordinary," said James Turley, chairman and CEO, Ernst & Young and member of the 2011 Selection Committee. "The foresight he showed throughout the process, the courage he showed in...

2011-05-20 00:00:29

John Lovelock Opens Door to IAITAM London Office; Association Enters European Market Suffield, OH and London (PRWEB) May 18, 2011 Former Chief Executive of the Federation Against Software Theft (FAST), John Lovelock, has joined the International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers (IAITAM) as the organization establishes a London office. A seasoned IT asset management (ITAM) veteran, Lovelock will oversee and establish IAITAM's presence in the United Kingdom and the E.U....

2011-05-07 05:54:15

A bidding war for Warner Music Group has Russian-born American billionaire Len Blavatnik's company Access Industries as the winner in a $1.3 billion all-cash transaction for the company. The sale of the music company comes at a challenging time for music industry with CD sales on the decline and digital piracy running amuck. Even with these trying times, the deal has Warner Music valued at $3 billion, which includes the company's debt as well as cash "“ this is higher than the $2.6...

2011-05-06 06:29:00

JOHANNESBURG, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chairman of Sasol (JSE: SOL; NYSE: SSL), Hixonia Nyasulu, today announced the appointment of David Constable as Chief Executive designate, effective 6 June 2011. Constable is currently Group President, Operations at Fluor Corporation. Constable grew up in Canada but has lived and worked all over the world. He is an engineer with 30 years of experience in the heavy industrial engineering, construction, operations and maintenance arena across...

2011-05-05 07:10:00

GREENWICH, Conn., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the seventh year in a row, CEOs rate Texas as the #1 state in which to do business and California as the worst. North Carolina maintained its #2 rank, while Florida rose three positions to the #3 spot. Tennessee fell one slot from last year to #4 while Georgia climbed two positions to claim the #5 rank. Chief Executive magazine's annual "Best & Worst States" survey takes the pulse of CEOs on business conditions around the nation. For...

2011-03-06 23:13:00

JOHANNESBURG, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Driven by innovation, Sasol is an international integrated energy and chemicals company that creates value through its proven alternative fuel technology and talented people to provide sustainable energy solutions to the world Headline earnings per share increased by 22% to R12,97 Group cash fixed costs down in real terms Interim dividend increased by 11% to R3,10 per share Cash generated by operations increased by 65% to R15,1 billion First...

2011-02-15 10:40:00

The chief executive of Twitter, Dick Costolo, has dismissed talk of a $10 billion partnership with Google as "rumor" at this week's Mobile World Congress keynote speech. He laughed off questions about tie-ups with Facebook and Google, saying he didn't know "where such talk came from." Mr. Costolo said that 40% of tweets now come from mobile platforms and that Twitter needed "deeper integration" in smartphones and an extension of how it is made available to more basic phones. In remarks about...

2011-02-13 20:11:00

ABERDEEN, United Kingdom, Feb. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wood Group, the international energy services company, today announces it has entered into a conditional agreement to sell its Well Support Division to GE for cash consideration of $2.8 billion (the "Disposal"). Following the Disposal, the Board of Directors intends that Wood Group will return cash of not less than $1.7 billion to shareholders (the "Return of Cash"). Highlights: The price of $2.8 billion fully recognises the...

2011-01-12 06:45:00

GREENWICH, Conn., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Selling your business may be the most important business decision you'll ever make. A strategic approach and small amount of foresight will help ensure you maximize value and minimize risks during the process. Even if you're not prepared to sell now, understanding the process and key success factors will prepare you for the future. While every sale presents its own set of challenges and opportunities, there are some common processes and...

2010-12-20 07:15:00

GREENWICH, Conn., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The top 50 CEOs delivered an average total shareholder return of 73.3% since June 2007, according to a new study published by Chief Executive magazine and calculated by Applied Finance Group. That performance handily beats the 14.9% average of the S&P 500 during the same period. Priceline CEO Jeff Boyd took the spot as the #1 value creator based on the success he has had in taking his company's online travel services to international...

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Steve Jobs
2013-09-08 08:21:15

Steven Paul Jobs, better known as Steve Jobs, Born, February 24, 1955 and died October 5, 2011, was an American entrepreneur, marketer, and inventor, who was the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. Through Apple, he was widely recognized as a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential career in the computer and consumer electronics fields, transforming "one industry after another, from computers and smartphones to music and movies." Jobs also...

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