CW Announces Appointment of New CEO Inge Smidts

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#UnitedStates, January 4, 2018 – Miami, FL – Cable & Wireless Communications (C&W) today announced the appointment of Inge Smidts as Chief Executive Officer.   She is replacing John Reid who announced earlier this month that he will step down from the position of CEO in early 2018. Smidts joins C&W from Liberty Global where she most recently held the position of Chief Marketing Officer.Prior to her role at Liberty Global, Smidts was Senior Vice President – Residential Marketing and a member of the Executive Team at Telenet Group.   While there, she was responsible for Go-to-Market reporting and overseeing the commercial strategy for Telenet’s business.Smidts has significant brand and marketing experience having spent over ten years earlier in her career at Procter & Gamble, where she started as Assistant Brand Manager and was regularly promoted, ultimately to Business Leader for the Benelux Paper business.   Smidts holds a Master of Economics degree from UFSIA in Antwerp and an MBA in Marketing from the IAE in Aix-en-Provence.Balan Nair, incoming President & CEO of Liberty Latin America said, “Inge is a proven executive that has delivered strong results throughout her career.   We are excited that she has agreed to lead C&W and join the Liberty Latin America team next year once the split from Liberty Global is complete.   I also want to thank John Reid for his many contributions to the company and facilitating a smooth transition.”“Inge is a dynamic leader who has successfully driven financial performance and built capable teams,” said Betzalel Kenigsztein, Liberty Latin America’s Chief Operating Officer.   “As we look to the future for C&W, we are confident that Inge is the right leader to help rebuild operations that were damaged by this year’s hurricanes and deliver growth for all our stakeholders.”Smidts commented, “I am excited to take on the role of CEO at C&W and work with the new management team that will lead Liberty Latin America into the future.  The prospects for C&W are bright and I look forward to leveraging my experiences at Liberty Global and Telenet to bring a commercial, marketing and customer-focus that will help deliver results.”John Reid, C&W’s current CEO, will help ensure a seamless leadership transition until Smidts’ tenure begins in February 2018.   Under the new Liberty Latin America management structure effective upon completion of the split-off from Liberty Global, Smidts will report to Betzalel Kenigsztein, Liberty Latin America’s COO.Press Release: C&W Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Maha CLP authorises Sonia Gandhi to nominate leader

first_imgMaharashtra Congress legislature party met here on Thursday and authorised party president Sonia Gandhi to nominate their leader even as former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan said he was not in the race for the post.A one-line resolution moved by state party chief Manikrao Thakre authorising Sonia Gandhi to select the new CLP leader was adopted unanimously.Earlier, leader of the Congress party in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, central observer for the election, met the legislators individually to ascertain their views on the new CLP leader.last_img

Five LS seats in West Bengal to go polls in the third

first_imgKolkata: Five West Bengal Lok Sabha constituencies – Balurghat, Maldaha North, Maldaha South, Jangipur and Murshidabad will go to the polls in the third phase of elections on Tuesday. The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, BJP and Congress are the main contenders in the five seats in which the fate of 61 candidates will be decided by a 80,23,852-strong electorate. Four seats will see four-cornered contests between the three parties and the Left. It will be a three-cornered contest in Maldaha South as no Left party is in the fray in the seat. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata The constituencies saw high-octane campaigning by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, BJP president Amit Shah and Congress president Rahul Gandhi who raised a series of issues ranging from corruption to communalism, NRC to chitfund scams and development to security, besides infiltration. The TMC has fielded sitting MP Arpita Ghosh against BJP’s Sukanta Majumdar in Balurghat. The Congress has named Sadik Sarkar and RSP, a Left Front constituent, has fielded Ranen Burman. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state In Maldaha North, the TMC has named former Congress MP Mausam Benazir Noor against BJP’s Khagen Murmu, while Congress has nominated Isha Khan Chowdhury and CPI(M) Biswanath Ghosh. Maldaha South will see the ruling party’s Moazzem Hossain locking horns with BJP’s Sreerupa Mitra Choudhury. Congress’s Abu Hasem Khan Chowdhury is also in the fray. The CPI(M) has not fielded any candidate. In Jangipur, TMC’s Khalilur Rehman will contest against former president and Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee’s son Abhijit. The BJP has fielded Mafuja Khatun and the CPI(M) Zulfikar Ali. Abu Taher Khan is the TMC candidate from Murshidabad against BJP’s Humayun Kabir. The Congress has nominated Abu Hena and the CPI(M) named Badruddaza Khan for the seat. The Election Commission will deploy 324 companies of central forces to cover over 92 per cent of the 8528 polling booths in the five Lok Sabha seats to ensure free and fair polling, officials said. Besides general election observers and expenditure observers, the poll panel has for the first time deployed a special police observer and a special observer. In another first, VVPAT will be used in all polling booths along with the EVMs, EC sources said.last_img read more