Daily Archives: March 4, 2019

YPO Names Elizabeth Zucker 2019-2020 Chairman

DALLAS, March 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, YPO, the premier chief executive leadership organization in the world, announced the election of Elizabeth Zucker to YPO’s highest elected office, the 2019-2020 chairman of the YPO Board of Directors.

Zucker is the 68th member to hold this office and will succeed current YPO Chairman Pascal Gerken. She will begin her term on 1 July 2019.

A member of the YPO Saint Louis Gateway and YPO Mid-America chapters, Zucker is the Managing Partner at Interior Investments of St. Louis, LLC, an Illinois Limited Liability Company and a subsidiary of I3 Group, Inc.

Through a hub and spoke business model and Zucker’s leadership, Interior Investments of St. Louis, LLC, has grown to a USD40 million dealership.

“I am honored by the board’s election as YPO chairman for the 2019-2020 term. YPO has been an incredibly powerful influence on my life, business and family. I look forward to my continued service to YPO as it has brought incredible friendships and experiences into my life that I cherish deeply,” says Zucker.

The YPO chairman is elected by member peers on the board. Zucker continues the legacy of YPO’s founder and first president, Ray Hickok, who set the standard for peer leadership. Today, more than 30 past YPO chairmen are actively engaged with the organization.

“YPO’s greatest assets are embedded in the lives, experiences and gifts that our members share with us each day,” says Gerken. “Elizabeth exemplifies what it means to be a leader creating a world of impact. I know that she will lead with passion and be an extraordinary ambassador of YPO and our more than 27,000 members.”

Zucker joined YPO in 2007. She quickly became involved in YPO leadership, holding more than seven chapter officer roles. In 2014, she joined the Central U.S. Regional Executive Committee and served from 2013-2015 as the Regional Integration Officer. From 2015-2016, she served as the Central U.S. Regional Chair.

In July 2016, Zucker became a member of the YPO Board of Directors. Throughout her tenure, she served on the YPO Membership Committee, Governance and Succession Committee, Chapters and Regions Committee, Compensation and HR Committee and as YPO Council Chair.

About YPO:

YPO is the premier global leadership organization for more than 27,000 chief executives in over 130 countries and the global platform for them to engage, learn and grow. YPO members harness the knowledge, influence and trust of the world’s most influential and innovative business leaders to inspire business, personal, family and community impact.

Today, YPO member-run companies, diversified among industries and types of businesses, employ more than 22 million people globally and generate USD9 trillion in annual revenues. For more information, visit ‪ypo.org.

YPO Media Contact:
Amy Reid, areid@ypo.org, +1 646 678 0575 (United States)

حكومة سانت كيتس ونيفيس تطمئن مواطنيها الاقتصاديين على سريان جنسياتهم

سانت كيتس ونيفيس، 1 مارس، 2019 /PRNewswire/ — ورد إلى علم حكومة سانت كيتس ونيفيس التقارير الإعلامية التي تشير إلى أن مواطني سانت كيتس ونيفيس الحاليين والمحتملين قد يكونون عرضة لخطر إلغاء جنسياتهم أو إبطالها. وضحت الحكومة هذه المخاوف وتؤكد لجميع مواطني سانت كيتس ونيفيس الحاليين والمحتملين أن أي جنسية تمنحها الحكومة بموجب برنامج المواطنة عن طريق الاستثمار “Citizenship by Investment Programme” تمنح فقط بعد الفحص الصارم والشامل واستكمال إجراءات التقصي اللازم للمتقدم. وبمجرد أن يلبي المتقدم الشروط القانونية الصارمة وإجراءات التقصي اللازم، عندئذ فقط سيمنح المتقدم الجنسية.

وتطمئن الحكومة المتقدمين الذين لبوا الشروط القانونية واجتازوا إجراءات التقصي اللازم وتم منحهم إثر ذلك جنسية سانت كيتس ونيفيس أن جنسياتهم لا يمكن إلغاؤها أو إبطالها إلا في ظروف استثنائية للغاية.

وتجدر الإشارة إلى أنه لا توجد سياسة حالية أو مزمعة لحكومة سانت كيتس ونيفيس تؤثر سلبًا بأي شكل كان على الجنسية الممنوحة للمتقدمين. ولم يزل برنامج سانت كيتس ونيفيس للمواطنة عن طريق الاستثمار يعد المعيار البلاتيني العالمي ويشتهر بالنضج وإجراءات التقصي اللازم والشروط الأمنية الصارمة. ويلعب البرنامج دورًا حيويًا في التنمية الاجتماعية والاقتصادية بسانت كيتس ونيفيس ويساعد الاتحاد في تحقيق أهداف الأمم المتحدة للتنمية المستدامة لمواطني الدولة. وتضمن الحكومة أن جميع مواطني الاتحاد يحظون بالثقة الكاملة ودعم الحكومة.

ودائمًا ما وقفت حكومة سانت كيتس ونيفيس وستواصل الوقوف بحزم إلى جانب مواطنيها سواء داخل الدولة أو خارجها وستواصل الدفاع وحماية نزاهة برنامج المواطنة عن طريق الاستثمار ذو الأهمية القصوى. ويجب ألا يشعر مواطنو سانت كيتس ونيفيس والمواطنون المحتملون بأي قدر من القلق بشأن نزاهة وحرمة جنسية سانت كيتس ونيفيس التي حصلوا عليها.

The Graduate Management Admission Council Welcomes BI Norwegian Business School Into GMAC Membership

Norway’s Largest Business School Broadens GMAC Footprint in the Master’s Space

RESTON, Va., March 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), a global association of leading graduate business schools, announced today that BI Norwegian Business School has become the organization’s newest member.  Norway’s largest business school brings GMAC’s total membership to 226.

Select business schools are invited to apply for GMAC membership by its Board of Directors. Each school goes through a comprehensive application process that addresses the sustained commitments to supporting GMAC’s mission: providing the tools and information necessary for schools and talent to discover and evaluate each other.

“We place the same level of value on the diversity of our membership as we do on the diversity in the classroom,” said Sangeet Chowfla, president and CEO of GMAC. “BI Norwegian Business School is our first member school from Norway and is the second largest business school in Europe.  We welcome their deep-rooted perspective in the Master’s space and look forward to the insights they will bring as we work to ensure no talent goes undiscovered.”

BI Norwegian Business School 
BI Norwegian Business School is Norway’s only triple accredited School. It is also a founding member of the Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management Masters Network (QTEM), which brings together schools, international corporate partners and a growing number of graduate students from around the world. The welcoming of the BI Norwegian Business School into membership broadens GMAC’s footprint in the Master’s space as well as the diversity of our membership base.

GMAC Membership
To be considered for membership in GMAC, schools complete an application process and must meet the following criteria: maintain a selective admissions process; offer a master’s program in business administration, management subjects or equivalent; and actively support GMAC’s mission and use the GMAT exam or other GMAC assessments as part of their admissions and enrollment processes. They also participate in GMAC governance, including voting on Board elections and other matters that may come before the Council.

About GMAC
The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is an association of leading graduate business schools worldwide. Founded in 1953, we are committed to creating solutions for business schools and candidates to better discover, evaluate and connect with each other. We work on behalf of the schools and the graduate management education community, as well as guide candidates on their journey to higher education, to ensure that no talent goes undiscovered.

GMAC provides world-class research, professional development opportunities and assessments for the industry, designed to advance the art and science of admissions. Owned and administered by GMAC, the Graduate Management Admission Test™ (GMAT™) exam is the most widely used graduate business school assessment, recognized by more than 7,000 programs worldwide. Other GMAC assessments include the NMAT by GMAC™ (NMAT™) exam, for entrance into graduate management programs in India, South Africa, and the Philippines, and the Executive Assessment (EA), specifically designed for Executive programs around the world.

Our flagship portal for graduate management education resources and information, www.mba.com, receives 14 million visits a year and features the School Search matching tool and Graduate Management Admission Search Service® (GMASS™) database, matching candidates and business schools.

GMAC is a global organization with offices in Hong Kong, China, Gurugram, India, Singapore, London, United Kingdom and the United States. To learn more about our work, please visit www.gmac.com.

Media contact:
Geoffrey Basye, Director of Media Relations, GMAC
+1 (703) 668-9799 or gbasye@gmac.com

Major Disruption to the Global Energy Chain Is Triggering Once-in-a-generation Opportunities

LONDON, March 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The current global energy transition is driving an “inevitable geopolitical shift” and creating “unique opportunities not seen in generations,” according to a Winton Group-backed advanced energy investment firm.

This analysis by Dr Erich Becker, Founder and Managing Partner of London-based energy investment firm, Exergy Capital, comes as momentum builds across the world on the seismic shift towards cleaner energy sources, and with oil prices in the grip of volatility.

Exergy is backed by Winton Group, a global investment management and data science company with more than $20bn in assets.

Dr Becker observes: “The unprecedented, global energy transition is already underway. So far-reaching and disruptive is it, it will affect the entire energy value chain from energy firms, their providers, suppliers and financiers, to end-users.

“The global energy sector is changing dramatically, and the momentum is accelerating due to growing consensus on climate change and the need to decarbonise, as well as mounting pressures on and increasing appetite for electrification and digitisation.

“This transition will also drive an inevitable geopolitical shift over the next couple of decades as many countries will be able to become less vulnerable to price volatilities of traditional energy sources with a shift to efficient, cleaner ones.”

He continues: “This upending of the status quo across the energy sector is creating unique opportunities not seen in generations.

“The next few years of the transition are critical. Investors will need to understand these new opportunities as they are unlikely to come around again.”

To provide global investors with highly rewarding opportunities to develop the infrastructure and technology required to reshape the energy value chain, Exergy, together with Dalma Capital Management, a prominent hedge fund manager in the Dubai International Financial Centre, have established the world’s first Sharia-compliant investment strategy in this area.

This includes forging long-term partnerships with strategic and financial energy market participants, entrepreneurs and developers across the energy value chain.

Zachary Cefaratti, CEO at Dalma Capital, explains: “Investing in energy of the future provides a hedge to fossil fuel economies, benefiting investors in the Middle East and beyond who are either directly or indirectly exposed to the conventional energy value chain.”

He continues: “The ESG Investment thesis [environmental, social and governance] is well aligned with Sharia principles – together with Dalma Capital’s Islamic Window this will provide the first Sharia and ESG Compliant Energy Transition Private Equity structure globally.”

Dr Becker concludes: “The advanced energy investment approach, focusing on the infrastructure and companies that are driving the global energy transition, is providing once-in-a generation opportunities for investors requiring a hedge to fossil fuels and/or seeking active returns in this new era.”

About Dalma Capital:

Dalma (DIFC) is an alternative investment accelerator and investment advisory firm focused on alternative investments and innovative financial products. The company primarily serves institutions, family offices and corporations – managing their alternative investments and advising on innovative financial products, including Islamic Investment Solutions, with a focus on Alpha generating strategies.

For enquiries, contact info@dalmacapital.com

About Exergy Capital:

Exergy is an ESG-rated London-based private equity firm pursuing an advanced energy investment approach focused on the infrastructure and businesses that are driving the global energy transition, a structural shift towards sustainable and low-carbon energy. Its team comprises of energy sector experts, combining engineering backgrounds with experience at leading financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs, Macquarie and Och-Ziff. Exergy is led by Dr Erich Becker and backed by Winton Group.


About Winton Group:

Winton is a global investment management and data science company. Founded in 1997 by CEO David Harding, Winton’s business utilises computing technology to apply mathematical and statistical methods to the field of investing. The firm aims to help savers and institutional clients meet their investing goals by building intelligent, long-term investment systems that evolve as markets change.

Winton employs approximately 300 people in eight offices around the world and manages more than $20 billion of assets for many of the world’s largest pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, banks and fund platforms.