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Celgene bids a quiet goodbye to dealmaking czar Golumbeski

May 21, 2018

Celgene has suffered a series of damaging stumbles over the last year, culminating last month with the exit of chief operating officer Scott Smith. In a quieter apparent departure, business development head George Golumbeski left the company in April as well. Golumbeski’s last day at..

Mind the Gap: Can technology highlight unconscious bias to achieve gender gap?

May 21, 2018

Unconscious bias has established a big hole in gender balancing, particularly in the workplace. This leaves the men more considered for employment in various sectors more than the women, even when they both have similar performance credits. Employment statistics from various sectors in the labor..

Poultry firm LDC and Saudi Al-Munajem to acquire Doux assets

May 21, 2018

LDC, France’s largest poultry processor, and Saudi food group Al-Munajem will acquire production sites of Brittany-based Doux, a French court decided on Friday, safeguarding most of the nearly 1,200 jobs at the insolvent firm. Poultry firm Doux has struggled to compete against cheaper Brazilian chicken..

Borderless Reading List: How to Start a Meaningful Second Career After 50?

May 18, 2018

In our daily conversations with executives seeking career advice from Borderless, we banish the thought of ‘eventual retirement’, as an old-fashioned term. Our bodies are no longer broken by hard labour, and our lives are extended by great medicine. The prospect of golf and sailing..

Premium snack business bought by Hula Hoops maker

May 18, 2018

A premium snack business headquartered in the West Midlands has been bought by the maker of Hula Hoops for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 2002 and located in Leominster, Herefordshire, Tyrrells is behind brands such as Tyrrells Potato Crisps and Tyrrells Poshcorn. The business, which..

Economy buoys Japanese chemical makers

May 18, 2018

Several of the largest chemical companies in Japan reported surges in earnings for the fiscal year that ended March 31. The companies credited strong demand across their product lines, some of this partly the result of environmental crackdowns in China. Asahi Kasei, a producer of..

2 Sisters Food Group appoints Ronald Kers as its new CEO

May 18, 2018

UK-based meat producer 2 Sisters Food Group has appointed Ronald Kers as its new CEO, effective from 1 June 2018. Kers formerly served as the global CEO of Müller, and he brings with him more than two decades of experience at global FMCG companies including..

Arkema: Bostik steps up its development in adhesives in Japan

May 17, 2018

Arkema has announced the proposed acquisition by the Bostik-Nitta joint-venture of the industrial adhesives of Nitta-Gelatin Inc., as well as the construction of a new world-scale adhesives plant in Japan. These operations will enable Bostik to supply its Japanese customers in the buoyant nonwoven markets..

The face of leadership – and how your team might be reading into it

May 17, 2018

Even a strong, skilled leader can send their team into a tailspin of self-doubt — and at worst, fear — just by being unaware of the emotion or lack of it writ large on their face. In the same way, a naturally serious or flat..

Matthias L. Wolfgruber voted in as new Chairman of LANXESS Board

May 17, 2018

Dr. Matthias L. Wolfgruber (64) is the new Chairman of the Supervisory Board of LANXESS AG. At its constituent meeting, the Supervisory Board of the specialty chemicals company elected the doctor of chemistry and former CEO of Altana AG as the successor to Dr. Rolf..