LEGO and more make executive and board moves
The past few weeks have seen several leadership changes at the board and C-suite levels. For instance, toy giant LEGO Group has a new CEO, with former Danfoss executive Niels Christiansen joining the company as of October 1. Hudson’s Bay Company has added new Chief Financial Officer Edward Record. Record will also join the company’s operating committee. Auto industry equipment manufacturer Genuine Parts Company has elected P. Russell Hardin to its board as a new independent director.
In the Technology, Digital & Media sector, Inseego Corp. has selected its new executive vice president CFO, bringing in Stephen Smith, financial consultant and ex-CFO of TetraVue. Audio streaming provider SoundCloud has appointed Kerry Trainor as its next CEO, with founder Alexander Ljung becoming chairman of the board. The move comes alongside a new investment round. Fellow music service Pandora has appointed Roger Lynch CEO and added Michael Lynton to its board.
In life sciences and pharmaceuticals, James Kone Jr. and Pascal Brenneisen have joined the Stratpharma board of directors. At Akari, former Zealand Pharma CEO David Horn Solomon has been appointed CEO. Merrimack Pharmaceuticals has selected 30-year biotech and life sciences veteran Jean Franchi as its next CFO.
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