Jamaican doctor recognized by World Health Organization

first_imgProfessor Peter Figueroa (center) flanked by PAHO Director Dr. Carissa Etienne and an unidentified WHO official (WHO Photo) GENEVA, CMC – Jamaican doctor and professor, Peter Figueroa, has been recognized at the World Health Assembly (WHO) as a health leader for his substantial contribution to public health in Jamaica, the Caribbean, the Americas and the world, over the past four decades.Dr. Figueroa, a Professor of Public Health, Epidemiology and HIV-AIDS at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), received a plaque from the Director General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “This recognition means a lot to me. It is a true honor. I’ve been working in public health for 40  years and believe that  I am an example, like many other health workers, of someone who commits their life to trying to help others,” he said, adding “I’ve enjoyed working in public health and it is an honor for me to make a contribution.”After gaining his medical degree, Dr. Figueroa worked in public health in Jamaica during the 1970s, contributing to the movement that developed Primary Health Care in the country including the introduction of community health aides, in advance of the 1978 Alma Ata Declaration.Co-authored over 150 published papersHe was awarded a PhD in 1996 by the School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London and has since written or co-authored more than 150 published papers and co-edited three books on a range of public health topics.As a young doctor, he helped form the Junior Doctors’ Association (JDA), now the Jamaica Medical Doctors Association (JMDA) and as JDA president he led doctors to improve health services and their conditions of work.He was also a founding member of the Caribbean Public Health Association and the Caribbean College of Family Practitioners. In 1986 he earned a United Nations Peace Medal for his service as Vice-chair of the National Committee for the commemoration of the International Year of Peace.Temporary advisor to WHOHe has served in various roles over the years, including temporary advisor to WHO on a range of public health topics and has been instrumental in the HIV response in Jamaica, leading the response from its outset in 1986 until 2008 and transforming it into a highly successful multi-sectoral program.Dr. Figueroa, led the development of a national surveillance system and the investigation of disease outbreaks, and established the Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, where numerous research studies were conducted including an HIV vaccine trial.The WHO said that in his early career he was one of the few clinicians who was willing to provide medical care to HIV patients, and he still provides medical care for scores of people living with HIV at his medical practice.“Many people were afraid back then, but we had a responsibility. We had to deal with it, so I lead the response in HIV for many years”, he said.Contribution to HIV reductionHe mobilized considerable funding, established condom usage as a norm nationally and established the public access anti-retroviral treatment program. He also expanded STI services, leading outreach for HIV testing and prevention, resulting in a reduction of HIV prevalence among sex workers from 12 to under four per cent. Professor Figueroa has been a member of the UNAIDS scientific expert panel since 2014.“Health is more than health. It is having a just society. It is having the social conditions in place where persons, special the most vulnerable are not left behind”, he said.WHO said that his contribution to public health in the Caribbean goes well beyond his work in HIV. He has provided technical advice to many Caribbean countries and to the CARICOM Council on Human and Social Development on a variety of public health issues since the 1980s.He served on the Scientific Advisory Council of the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre and since 1989 has been the Chair of the Caribbean Immunization Managers’ Annual Meeting. He is currently part of the Technical Advisory Group for immunizations conveyed by the Pan American Health Organization.Professor Figueroa currently serves as the chair of the Caribbean Immunization Technical Advisory Group, which advises Caribbean Ministers of Health, and as chair of the Caribbean Certification Committee for Eradication of Poliovirus.He has also made significant contributions to public health research, with a body of research on a wide range of public health and infectious disease topics.Dr Figueroa has received many awards in his country, with accolades such as the Medical Association of Jamaica President’s Award, the Jamaica Public Health Hero Award, the Caribbean Health Research Council Award for outstanding contribution to Public Health and Research in the Caribbean, and the Order of Jamaica, the WHO added.last_img read more

Jamaica to Reopen Its Borders on June 1

first_imgNationals seeking to enter Jamaica from countries within this travel bubble may not need to be tested on arrival. They would, however, be subject to health status screening (including temperature checks, symptoms observation, etc.) They will also be subject to mandatory 14-day home quarantine. “Countries with similar management & profile result for Covid-19 regarding spread, death rate, infection prevention & control measures, contact tracing protocols & other such criteria could constitute a “travel bubble” that would determine the protocols applicable to their entry. Prime Minister Andrew Holness said that the reopening of the borders means greater personal responsibility for the returnees. The announcement was made tourism stakeholders in a letter signed by Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett. ALL Jamaicans will still need to apply to come home using the jamcovid19.moh.gov.jm Over the last few weeks, as the COVID-19 numbers have declined, Jamaica has allowed the reentry of citizens stranded overseas under the controlled reentry program. Approximately 2,300 persons have entered Jamaica so far under the program. Jamaicans returning from countries not considered to be within the “travel bubble” and returning to high risk communities will be tested and quarantined at home with either phone or wristband geo-fencing.” As for non-Jamaican tourists: As of June 15, testing on arrival will be subject to the result of the public health screening at the port of entry. All tourists entering Jamaica, however, will be encouraged to undergo voluntary testing at the port of entry. The Jamaican government has announced that it will reopen its borders in June; first to repatriate Jamaican citizens beginning on June 1 and then to allow international travellers to visit, beginning on June 15. last_img read more

AUDIO: “Music and Eba” Keeps Me In Shape – Super Eagles Goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa

first_imgAs the crucial qualifier for CHAN 2018 lurks, Emmanuel Etim takes an off the field moment to converse with team captain, Ikechukwu Ezenwa for busybuddiesng.com – An insight into how the goalkeeper luxuriates when the gloves come off.He began his professional career with Ocean Boys, later played for Heartland before his switch to Ifeanyi Ubah FC in 2016. Ezenwa was a member of the Nigeria U-23 team at the 2008 Summer Olympics.The rest is history…The excerpt begins…Emmanuel Etim: How optimistic are you heading into the CHAN 2018 qualifiers?Ezenwa: Very. It will be difficult, but we are focused, and ready for the challenge.Emmanuel Etim: What’s your take on the current Nigeria Professional Football League season, are Plateau United champions elect?Ezenwa: The league is far from over. It’s all about belief and total concentration. Away games are more important than home matches as a win guarantees upward movement; major reason Plateau United sit atop the log because they’ve got a good away strategy, but it’s not over, anyone can still emerge the winner.Emmanuel Etim: Do you aspire to play club football outside Nigeria?Ezenwa: The league is good, and has exposed me to the world – the reason why wherever I go to play I always talk about the League Management Company (LMC) and the league. But if a deal comes, I would have to leave. I have paid my dues and done my bit.Emmanuel Etim: Who is your favorite goalkeeper?Ezenwa: I have always had tremendous respect for Enyeama, he is a mentor. Buffon remains my all time favourite. The Italian has set a mark which defies the aging process for goalkeepers.Emmanuel Etim: Debate about Ronaldo and Messi, if you were to choose one to be part of your team, who will it be?Ezenwa: I would always pick Ronaldo. Messi is good, but personally, I derive joy having Ronaldo in my team.Emmanuel Etim: How do you relax?Ezenwa: I love listening to music. To be exact, Christian music composed and performed by Chioma Jesus. Her meditation and worship style mashed with real stories inspires me. It gives me more strength knowing that regardless of the situation, I can make it.Emmanuel Etim: What is your favorite food?Ezenwa: *Laughs* my favorite food is swallow – Garri with Egusi soup.Ikechuwku Ezenwa alongside 19 others were selected by Coach Salisu Yusuf for Sunday’s 2018 African Nations Championship qualifying match away to the Benin Republic at the Stade de l’Amitie. The return leg is scheduled for the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano on Saturday, 19th August.Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/EZENWA-AUDIO-.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The Squad:Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah); Theophilus Afelokhai (Enyimba FC); Dele Ajiboye (Plateau United)Defenders: Orji Kalu (Rangers International); Stephen Eze (FC IfeanyiUbah); Ariwachukwu Emmanuel (Akwa United); Chima Akas (Enyimba FC); Nasiru Sani (Katsina United); Osas Okoro (Rangers International)Midfielders: Hafiz Aremu (Akwa United); Raphael Ayagwa (Lobi Stars); Ifeanyi Ifeanyi (Akwa United); Rabiu Ali (Kano Pillars); Samuel Mathias (El-Kanemi Warriors); Alhassan Ibrahim (Akwa United)Forwards: Sikiru Olatubosun (MFM FC); Thomas Zenke (Nasarawa United); Stephen Odey (MFM FC); Kingsley Eduwo (Lobi Stars); Ifeanyi George (Rangers International)Nigeria failed to reach the finals of the first two editions of the competition but won bronze at the third edition in 2014 – followed by a group stage exit at the fourth edition in Rwanda early last year.Captained by the flawless Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Nigerians can rest assured that not only qualification is guaranteed; a proper outing at the 5th edition next year looks a certainty. Relatedlast_img read more

AUDIO: AITEO CUP: Our Performance Wasn’t Convincing – Yaw Preko

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1. “Preko 2 September 21” Audio Player00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 0:29 0:24 “Preko 2 September 21” center_img Technical Adviser of FC IfeanyiUbah Yaw Preko has said he is far from impressed with the performance of his side in their 3-0 thrashing of Abubaker Bukola Saraki (ABS) FC in their first leg quarter-final of the 2017 Aiteo Cup on Wednesday.Former Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) hotshot Godwin Obaje grabbed a brace to help the defending champions dismantle visiting ABS at their Nnewi fortress, to take a bold step towards advancing to the semi final.Both teams are scheduled to meet in Ilorin on Saturday in the reverse fixture, with aggregate winners progressing to the last four.In an exclusive chat with www.busybuddiesng.com, the former Black Stars of Ghana striker said his team will have to work ‘extremely harder’ in order to advance to the semi finals at the expense of the Henry Makinwa-tutored side.“Three goals came but it wasn’t that convincing,” Preko said. “The goals came but the performance wasn’t all that good.“If we (FC IfeanyiUbah) want to go through, we need to work very hard in the away match because it is not going to be easy.“They (ABS) had a couple of chances to hurt us but I think we took our chances. In the first half, they had two clear chances. Before we scored our first goal, they were really in the game.“We need to work very hard in the return match and we’ll see how it goes.” Ahead of the second leg quarter final tie in Ilorin, the former Everton forward remains optimistic that the Cup Holders will eliminate the relegated NPFL side from the competition while reiterating that it won’t come on a platter of gold.“I’m very confident, I’m very confident,” he repeated, when asked about his team’s chances of picking a semi final ticket.“We have to work extremely harder; it’s not going to be easy like I said earlier on. But we need to work very well and be compact, and very disciplined because ABS are a good side.“But we will eliminate them but it’s not going to be easy,” he stated.Apart from pocketing a whooping N25m prize-money, winners of the Aiteo Cup this year will also represent Nigeria in next season’s CAF Confederation Cup.Related Audio Player00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 1. “Preko September 21” “Preko September 21” last_img read more

Heynckes Set For Bayern Return?

first_imgLatest reports in Germany suggest that Jupp Heynckes is set to return to Bayern Munich as manager after Carlo Ancelotti was sacked last week.The 72-year old German has had three stints in charge of Bayern Munich and won the German Cup, the Bundesliga and the UEFA Champions League treble in 2013 after he had announced his plans to retire at the end of that season.Although he has not managed any other team since his heroic retirement, it is strongly believed that the Bayern Munich management have turned to him and have offered him a deal to manage the club until the end of the season.Former Mainz and Borrusia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel has been heavily linked with the Bayern job as well as Hoffeinham’s Julian Nagelsmann. Asturian manager Luis Enrique has also been thrown into the mix in recent days but the former Barcelona man is on a self-enforced sabbatical that might take a lot to cut short.Bayern Munich sacked Carlo Ancelotti in September after a 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain and his assistant and former Bayern player, Willy Sagnol was appointed on an interim basis. They drew 2-2 at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday against Hertha Berlin leaving them 5 points behind Borussia Dortmund in the race for the Bundesliga.Bayern Munich next face Freiburg on October 14 at the Allianz Arena before Celtic come visiting the following midweek in the UEFA Champions League.RelatedGerman Champions Appoint Former Coach As Ancelotti’s replacementOctober 7, 2017In “Europe”Frankfurt Coach Niko Kovac Picked For Bayern Job – ReportApril 13, 2018In “Europe”BREAKING: Bayern Sack Manager After PSG DebacleSeptember 28, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more

La Liga Watch: In-Form Aspas Edges Vigo Past Leganes

first_imgSpanish international forward Iago Aspas continued his impressive form as he netted the only goal of the game to give his Celta Vigo side a 1-0 win over Leganes at home.Aspas scored from the penalty spot with 27 minutes gone after Leganes midfielder Erik Moran was penalised for a foul in the box and that was what proved to be the most important moment of the game at Balaidos. The goal was his 7th in the last 6 matches as he continues to show why he is the main man for his side.The win takes Vigo above their opponents Leganes into 8th spot having moved six places upward while the latter drop one place from 8th to 9th position. Both sides have recorded 17 points from the 13 games played in the league.[tps_header][/tps_header]RelatedSpanish La Liga Wrap: Real Madrid, Valencia Close Gap On Leaders Barcelona With VictoriesDecember 10, 2017In “Europe”Spanish La Liga Wrap: Barcelona Extend Lead With Levante Win As Rivals Madrid Lose Further Grounds With Vigo DrawJanuary 8, 2018In “Europe”Barcelona Extend La Liga Lead Despite Vigo DrawApril 18, 2018In “Europe”last_img read more

LeoVegas ‘fastest growing organic’ industry enterprise following 2016 revenue & earnings boost

first_img Share LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Share Focusing on its mobile-first strategy, the governance of Stockholm Nasdaq-listed Leo Vegas Group (LeoVegas) has stated that it is the industry’s fastest growing ‘organic operator’.Closing its first full year as a Stockholm Nasdaq enterprise, LeoVegas would declare corporate revenues of €141 million up 70% on corresponding FY 2015 €83 million. LeoVegas governance would attribute circa €60 million in revenues generated entirely from organic (home-based) products.Further top-line metrics posted by the operator, would see a corporate EBITDA jump tenfold to €21.3 million (FY 2015: €1.8 million) as LeoVegas assets delivered a significant increase in active player numbers.Closing its full-year 2016 performance, LeoVegas governance expects to declare corporate profits of €19 million, making the company into one of the best new listed enterprises on the Nordic Nasdaq.“With a record year characterised by strong organic growth, innovation and high profitability in the fourth quarter, LeoVegas has taken yet another solid step toward our financial targets” – Gustaf Hagman, Leo Vegas Group CEO and Co-Founder commented on FY 2016 performance.“LeoVegas continues to develop according to our vision: to create the ultimate gaming experience and be number one in mobile gaming.With a strong cash position of over €55 million, LeoVegas is poised to capitalise on the great opportunities in the industry.”Entering 2017, LeoVegas governance will push to amplify the operators market offering pushing its new sports betting product, aswell as continue its mobile-first strategy within new and established markets. Submit StumbleUpon Related Articleslast_img read more

David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Gambling participation & public perceptions of gambling

first_imgShare Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Share Submit Related Articles UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 David CliftonIn last month’s article for SBC News, I wrote about the Gambling Commission’s consultation “Changes to our enforcement strategy: putting the consumer first” that runs until 21 April 2017.I referred to recent speeches given by the Commission’s Chief Executive Sarah Harrison in November and February that, foreshadowing the Commission’s new enforcement mission statement, set out its reinforced focus on protection of consumers and the general public.It is clear from those very same speeches that, in determining policy direction, the Commission places very considerable weight on the public perception of gambling.That’s worrying news for the gambling industry, bearing in mind the considerable influence on their readership of campaigns by prominent sectors of the British press against the negative influence of gambling.The following snippets from Sarah Harrison’s recent speeches paint their own picture:“That’s my ambition: for gambling consumers in Britain to have trust and confidence. Yes, that they will get the best prices and the best experience, but also that they will be well informed; treated fairly at all times; and kept safe, in particular those who are vulnerable to the risks and reality of gambling-related harm”,“As with any business sector, the gambling industry’s longer-term sustainability is hugely reliant on trust – a recognition that customers using products and services are valued, respected and treated fairly. Respect in this context, manifests itself in a number of ways: how operators write and present terms and conditions, how they handle complaints, how they act towards consumers who are vulnerable and so on” and“Gambling operators need to focus now on how they should adapt, improve and build consumer trust and confidence to avoid the aftershocks, and retain sustainable businesses over the long term”.It is concerning then that the recently published annual report by the Commission entitled “Gambling participation in 2016: behaviour, awareness and attitudes” states that responses to questions to some 2,000 interviewees in Great Britain aged 18 and over about perceptions and attitudes to gambling indicated a marked increase in negative sentiment, with only 34% of people in Great Britain thinking that gambling is fair and can be trusted, compared with almost 50% in 2009.Consumers’ concerns about the fairness of terms and conditions, particularly in relation to free bet promotions, and the odds offered by gambling companies, are live issues being considered by the Competition and Markets Authority investigation – supported by the Gambling Commission – into whether online gambling companies are treating their customers fairly. The CMA is due to provide an update on its investigation next month.It is interesting then to read in the gambling participation report that only 23% of gamblers have actually read operators’ terms and conditions. The most commonly given reason for not reading Ts & Cs was “too long winded/ too much to read/ too many words”. Of those who had read them, 24% felt that they had been in a situation where terms and conditions had been unfair, with the most common examples of this being, in line with the CMA’s own express concerns:wagering requirements which must be fulfilled before winnings can be claimed,unfair availability and qualification of free bets, andfeeling that the odds are stacked against the player.A particularly negative aspect of the report is that 39% of people think that gambling is associated with criminal activity and 78% think that there are too many opportunities for gambling, with 69% expressing the opinion that gambling is dangerous for family life.In a finding not overly inconsistent with pre-existing research, 0.7% of respondents were identified as problem gamblers (with men quite considerably more likely than women to be so categorized) and 5.5% as low or moderate risk gamblers, of which:men were more likely to be so categorised than women and25-34 year olds were most likely to identify as at-risk, followed by 16-24 year olds.The report shows that there has been an increase in awareness of self-exclusion, 6% of gamblers having at some time excluded from a gambling company and 37% of gamblers who did not self-exclude being aware of it, despite not using it (up from 29% a year before). However, self-exclusion statistics need to be treated with some degree of caution because, whilst 45% self-exclude to control the amount of money they gamble overall, the next most common reason for self-excluding is to enable closure of an account with a gambling company.Of little surprise is that only 15% of people believe that gambling is good for society and 23% feel that it would be better if gambling was banned altogether. However, correspondingly, 67% believe that people should have the right to gamble whenever they want.Other headline findings in the report include:48% of people had participated in a form of gambling in the previous four weeks, compared with 45% in the previous annual report33% had participated in gambling in the previous four weeks, excluding those who had only played the National Lottery draw (up from 27% previously)17% had gambled online in the previous four weeks (up from 15%) with younger age groups seeing the largest increases in participation97% of online gamblers gamble at home (no change from the previous year) but when gambling takes place elsewhere, men are most likely to gamble at work and women whilst commuting43% of online gamblers had gambled using a mobile phone or tablet (a marked increase from the 33% who had done so last year)32% follow a gambling company on (in order of popularity) Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram and LinkedInon average, online gamblers have three accounts with online gambling operatorsonline gamblers are most likely to be prompted to gamble by promotions for free bets and bonuses (31%) followed by adverts on television (24%), adverts online (21%) and advertising on social media (15%)Insofar as betting is concerned, the report highlights notable increases over the last year in both sports betting and private betting, which the Commission believes was probably driven by the UEFA European Football Championship last year and the Rio 2016 Olympics, which it says “prompted unusually high rates of betting activity, particularly amongst younger people” aged 25-34. It also finds that 26% of online gamblers have bet in-play while an event is taking place, with the highest rates in the 18-24 year old category.It is also worthy of note that in terms of public awareness of gambling policy issues, concerns in relation to the number of gambling premises on the high street topped the list, although in terms of relative importance of gambling policy issues, the top three were, in order of importance:having controls in place to ensure that children and young people are not exposed to gamblingincreased regulation of non-UK based online gambling operatorssetting a stake limit on machines in bookmakers’ premises (although setting a maximum allowance for the number of gaming machines permitted in such premises came considerably lower in the list of priorities).The full report, together with graphics published by the Commission showing gambling participation and gambling behaviour can be accessed on our website at http://cliftondavies.com/gambling-participation-2016-behaviours-awareness-attitudes/_________________________David Clifton – Director – Clifton Davies Consultancy Limitedlast_img read more

Penta Investments leads Betting on Football panel on investment opportunities within the betting industry

first_imgShare Share Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Related Articles Betting on Football (3-5 May)Following a year of mass industry consolidation, high-level panelists at Betting on Football 2017 will be discussing whether sports betting is still an attractive proposition for investors.The ‘Managing Risk’ panel at Stamford Bridge on 3 May will feature Valhalla Investments Chairman Mark Blandford, GVC Holdings COO Shay Segev and Dreamworx Online Founder & Investor Christian Edler, alongside Marek Šmrha, Investment Manager at Penta Investments, the central European investment group that has worked with Fortuna Entertainment since 2005 and recently made its mark by paying around €135 million to acquire Hattrick Sports Group.The 40-minute #bofcon2017 session, moderated by GamCrowd Chairman Ian Hogg, will cover new propositions, managing expectations, market disruption, exit strategies and different types of investment. This includes a detailed look at venture, debt and start-up investment, alongside the comparative appeal of getting involved in the online, retail or affiliate side of the business.Šmrha commented: “We are happy to share our experience as a long-term investor and partner for our companies in CEE. With Fortuna Entertainment Group being one of our key assets, we remain truly excited about the gaming industry in the region for years to come.”Blandford, one of the inaugural members of the SBC Sports Betting Hall of Fame, added: “The gambling market has always been a fluid one, but the last few years has seen major upheaval at all levels of the business. But there are still plenty of opportunities in the betting market. This panel will shed some light on what it is investors are looking for in the current environment.”Segev commented: “As a company with one of the most successful M&A histories in the gambling industry, GVC is always on the lookout for the right opportunities. Given the consolidating nature of the market, we feel GVC has an effective approach and I look forward to discussing it with my fellow investment panelists at the Betting on Football conference.”Edler concluded: “In my mind there is no doubt that sports betting still offers an intriguing and attractive range of options for investors. At Betting on Football, I’m looking forward to joining the panel to discuss the new opportunities out there and discussing what we look for as investors with industry stakeholders from around the world.”During the three-day event (3-5 May), Penta Investments will also be available for a few meetings with companies looking for investment. Email SBC Managing Director Andy McCarron (andy@sbcnews.co.uk) or Founder Rasmus Sojmark (rs@sbcnews.co.uk) to set up a meeting with Šmrha and his team.Click here to visit the event website and buy your Betting on Football ticket today GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020last_img read more

Double executive appointment sees Cherry AB appoint Christine Rankin as CFO & Carolina Strömlid as Communications lead

first_img Share Christine Rankin & Carolina Haglund StrömlidStockholm-listed Cherry AB has announced the appointment of two new executive team members in Christine Rankin as Group CFO and Carolina Haglund Strömlid as new Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications.Taking over Cherry auditing and controllership duties with immediate effect, Christine Rankin joins Cherry AB as new Financial Officer. A PWC certified accountant and former partner, Rankin has held senior led Finance duties at Serneke Construction Group AB (2015-2016) and Spotify AB (2014-2015).The double executive appointment sees Carolina Haglund Strömlid takeover investors relationships and group communication initiatives. Strömlid a seasoned corporate communications appointment has previously worked as Head of Investor Relations for Scandinavian telecoms firm Com Hem AB (2014 – 2015) and oil and energy brokerage PA Resources AB (2008-2013).Both executives will report to new Cherry AB CEO Anders Holmgren, who commented on the appointments“I am looking forward to working together with Christine and Carolina. Together we will continue to develop Cherry as a fast-growing company, as well as managing the strong positions Cherry holds across all of its business areas. This change is part of our preparation to be able to be traded at Nasdaq Stockholm, and to further provide the Company with solid competence within both finance and investor relations and communications.” Share Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 StumbleUpon GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Submit Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more