Chief Executive

  • 'BlackBerry devices are not for everyone. That's OK,' says interim CEO December 3, 2013

    Toronto: BlackBerry Ltd is "very much alive, thank you," Interim Chief Executive John Chen affirmed in an open letter on Monday in which the smartphone maker committed itself to rebuilding as a niche player concentrating on the enterprise market. Chen took over as CEO a month ago after BlackBerry abandoned a...
  • Lorgat meets BCCI secretary at the ICC Chief Executives' Meet September 16, 2013

    Dubai: The BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel on Monday met Cricket South Africa CEO Haroon Lorgat on the sidelines of the ICC Chief Executives' Meet. Monday was the first of the two-day meet where the member nations discussed on a host of issues ranging from the use of controversial Decision Review System...
  • Siemens CEO to leave following profit warning July 28, 2013

    Munich: Siemens Chief Executive Peter Loescher is to leave the company, four years before the end of his contract, after the German engineering group this week issued its second profit warning this year. Siemens said in a statement late on Saturday that at a meeting on July 31, the supervisory board...
  • Intikhab Alam to represent PCB at ICC meet June 22, 2013

    Karachi: In the absence of a functional head, Pakistan Cricket Board has chosen former Test captain Intikhab Alam to represent the country in the International Cricket Council Chief Executive's meeting in London next week. But the PCB is yet to take a decision on who will represent Pakistan at the ICC...
  • Kolkata Knight Riders set to defend their IPL title April 2, 2013

    Kolkata Knight Riders chief executive Venky Mysore hopes his team will do a repeat of their IPL 5 triumph. ...
  • Chelsea chief executive Gourlay refuses to discuss Lampard future March 5, 2013

    London: Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay has refused to be drawn into a discussion about whether midfielder Frank Lampard will stay at the European champions after his contract expires in June, the club said on Tuesday. Earlier, media reports quoted Gourlay as saying talks were "ongoing" over a new deal...
  • Yahoo bans working from home, sparks debate February 27, 2013

    London: An internal memo at Yahoo introducing a ban on working from home has sparked a debate on whether remote working leads to greater productivity and job satisfaction or kills creativity and is just a chance to slack off. Working remotely has become commonplace due to technology and has been welcomed...
  • Bharti Airtel says India CEO Sanjay Kapoor to quit January 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel, India's top mobile phone carrier, said on Tuesday Sanjay Kapoor, its chief executive for India and South Asia, will leave the company on February 28. Gopal Vittal, currently group director of special projects, will take over as the company's India CEO, effective March 1, it said...
  • IPL 6: Players auction on Feb 3, 2013 December 22, 2012

    New Delhi: The players auction for the sixth season of the IPL will be held on February 3, 2013 at an undecided venue, the league’s chief executive Raman Sundar tweeted on Friday. The auction was initially believed to be scheduled for January 12, but has been postponed due to a...
  • Ex-Deccan CEO wins case against employers July 17, 2012

    London: Tim Wright, former chief executive of IPL team Deccan Chargers, has been awarded 10,533,478 pounds sterling, plus legal costs, after winning his case in the Royal Courts of Justice against breach of his employment contract. Wright had joined Deccan Chargers management after the first season of the IPL but was...
  • 'SA cricket divided over IPL bonus saga' July 6, 2012

    Johannesburg: South African cricket remains divided over the 2009 saga in which now suspended chief executive Gerald Majola paid himself and other Cricket South Africa staff more than R4 million in IPL 2 bonuses, according to acting CSA chief executive Jacques Faul. Faul tendered his resignation Thursday evening, but is reconsidering...
  • ICANN names Fadi Chehade as new chief executive June 25, 2012

    Prague: The organisation that oversees Internet domain names has appointed a new chief executive, who will have to take on some of the major challenges facing the non-profit body, including controversy over expansion of its services. Fadi Chehade will start his new job at ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names...
  • ICC Executive Board to meet on Sunday April 14, 2012

    Dubai: The Woolf Report, nomination of the ICC vice-president, managing the volume of Twenty20 cricket, schedule of events from 2015 to 2023, are some of the issues that the ICC Executive Board will discuss when it meets in Dubai on Sunday. During the meeting, the Board will study the Woolf report...
  • ACC rejects Bangladesh collision claims March 26, 2012

    Dhaka: The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Monday rejected a complaint from Bangladesh that Pakistani pacer Aizaz Cheema deliberately blocked their batsman Mahmudullah Riyad in the last over during the tense chase in the Asia Cup final. Chasing 237 for a victory in the Asia Cup final in Mirpur last week, Bangladesh...
  • ICC backs Twenty20 expansion March 8, 2012

    Dubai: International cricket chiefs backed an expansion of the Twenty20 format on Wednesday, agreeing three extra matches per major country should be played in years when a world championship is staged. At the moment, each senior nation is limited to an annual maximum of 12 matches in the game's shortest format. It...
  • 'Woolf report needs study by member Boards' March 7, 2012

    Dubai: The ICC Chief Executives' Committee (CEC) on Wednesday decided that the Woolf report, which proposed changes in the governance structure of the world body but rejected by the BCCI, would require detailed study by Member Boards first before any discussion on it. The CEC, in its two-day meeting here, received...
  • ICC meet: Woolf recommendations to be discussed March 4, 2012

    Dubai: The recommendations of the Woolf report on the independent governance review of the ICC will be discussed when the governing body's Chief Executives Committee will meet here on Monday. The Indian cricket Board had rejected the recommendations but the Pakistan and Australian boards were in favour of a discussion. The...
  • 'RIM close to stripping CEOs of chairmanship' January 4, 2012

    Toronto: Research In Motion is close to a decision on stripping its co-chief executives of their other shared role as chairman of the board, a newspaper said on Tuesday, a change that could meet a key demand from angry and disillusioned investors. The National Post newspaper, citing "sources familiar with events,"...
  • Lorgat regrets non-uniformity on DRS January 1, 2012

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat on Saturday admitted that one of the disappointing aspects of year 2011 was not being able to reach a consensus regarding the use of the Decision Review System (DRS) for international matches, despite majority of the players being in favour...
  • CA chief takes dig at India's anti-DRS stance December 30, 2011

    Melbourne: Taking potshots at the Indian cricketers for objecting to the Decision Review System (DRS), Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive James Sutherland has said that "some awful decisions" against them could convince the visitors to use the controversial technology. Before the ongoing Test series against Australia, there were calls for the...
  • Jackie Chan among least trustworthy in Hong Kong March 1, 2010

    Hong Kong: Movie star Jackie Chan has been voted one of the least trustworthy Hong Kong personalities in a poll, scoring lower than the city's unpopular Chief Executive Donald Tsang. Chan, 56, who stunned his home city last year by saying Chinese people needed to be controlled and that too much...
  • Minister denies govt trying to avert Satyam sell off January 22, 2009

    New Delhi: Corporate Affairs Minister P C Gupta said Satyam Computer Services Ltd will get a new chairman soon but quashed rumours of Satyam sell-off. Asked by CNN-IBN whether it was true that the government does not want Satyam to be sold, P C Gupta replied, “Let us not presume anything....
  • Kochhar confident of taking ICICI Bank to new heights December 20, 2008

    New Delhi: ICICI Bank's Joint Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer Chanda Kochhar will be the new CEO of the bank. Kochhar will take over as the CEO of ICICI Bank from May 2009 from Managing Director and CEO KV Kamath at a time when the world is facing a recession. "The...
  • Chanda Kochhar to be ICICI Bank CEO from May 2009 December 20, 2008

    Mumbai: ICICI Bank named joint managing director Chanda Kochhar as its new chief executive from May to lead India's second-largest lender at a time of declining market share, souring bad debts and a tough global environment. Kochhar, 47, who joined ICICI as a management trainee in 1984, is appointed for five...