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Carlos Ghosn launches executive training program in Lebanon

Fugitive auto honcho Carlos Ghosn has launched a new initiative to train budding business executives in his native Lebanon while he hides out from financial-crime charges.

The former Nissan CEO announced plans Tuesday to set up an executive management program at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik located north of Beirut, where Ghosn fled in December as he awaited a criminal trial in Tokyo.

Ghosn’s partnership with the school, dubbed “Moving Forward,” will also provide technology training and support for startups. It aims to help restore confidence in Lebanon as the nation grapples with a massive financial and economic crisis that was exacerbated by the horrific Aug. 4 explosion in Beirut.

“This is about creating jobs, employment and entrepreneurs to allow society to take its role in the reconstruction of the country,” Ghosn said at a news conference on the new initiative.

“If you bring back trust, money will come,”

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Keystone Names New Executive Director to Build New Carrier Business Development Strategies

The insurance industry keeps changing. The world keeps changing. Continued success requires innovative ideas, smart use of technology, and collaborative relationships. In that vein, Keystone Insurers Group (Keystone) names Lonnie Burks, CPCU, CIA, ARM, as our Executive Director of Strategic Network Development to identify and build new opportunities with our core carriers as we continue expansion across the nation.

Keystone, one of the top agency partnerships in the United States, is built on a community of some of the best independent insurance agencies. Lonnie will help us identify market opportunities and engage our core carriers to design strategies that optimize results.

Lonnie is not new to carrier relationships, most recently serving as the vice president of business insurance with Liberty Mutual (Liberty). In this role, he led the development of commercial and personal lines strategies with Liberty’s largest networks and ensured effective utilization. He helped establish best practices and negotiated

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‘Bring back trust’: Carlos Ghosn offers executive training in troubled Lebanon

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan and Renault head who fled Japan where he was facing trial, is launching a university business programme in Lebanon, a nation mired in a deep economic crisis blamed on years of misrule, mismanagement and corruption.

Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan and Renault chief executive, gestures as he speaks next to Father Talal Hachem, President of the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, during a news conference at the university in Jounieh, Lebanon September 29, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Nine months after his dramatic escape to Beirut from Tokyo, the Lebanese-French executive has unveiled a plan to shake up the business school at the Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik (USEK), a private university north of the Lebanese capital.

Ghosn, credited with turning round the Japanese and French carmakers before he faced charges in Japan of financial wrongdoing that he denies, plans programmes to coach executives, offer

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‘Bring Back Trust’: Carlos Ghosn Offers Executive Training in Troubled Lebanon | Investing News

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan and Renault head who fled Japan where he was facing trial, is launching a university business programme in Lebanon, a nation mired in a deep economic crisis blamed on years of misrule, mismanagement and corruption.

Nine months after his dramatic escape to Beirut from Tokyo, the Lebanese-French executive has unveiled a plan to shake up the business school at the Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik (USEK), a private university north of the Lebanese capital.

Ghosn, credited with turning round the Japanese and French carmakers before he faced charges in Japan of financial wrongdoing that he denies, plans programmes to coach executives, offer technology training and help start-ups to create jobs.

Ghosn has found refuge in Lebanon where the economy is collapsing under debts amassed since the 1975-1990 civil war. A devastating blast in Beirut on Aug. 4 compounded Lebanon’s woes.

“Obviously I am

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Carlos Ghosn offers executive training in troubled Lebanon

By Samia Nakhoul

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan and Renault head who fled Japan where he was facing trial, is launching a university management and business programme in Lebanon, a nation mired in a deep crisis blamed on years of misrule, mismanagement and corruption.

Nine months after his dramatic escape to Beirut from Tokyo, the Lebanese-French executive has unveiled a plan to shake up the business school at the Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik (USEK), a private university north of the Lebanese capital.

Ghosn, credited with turning round the Japanese and French carmakers before he faced charges of financial wrongdoing that he denies, plans programmes to coach top executives, offer technology training and help start-ups that will create jobs.

Ghosn, a fugitive from a Japanese justice system he says was rigged against him, has found refuge in his childhood home Lebanon where the economy is collapsing under debts

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The University of Chicago Booth School of Business Executive Education Launches New Suite of Live-Online Programs for Executives

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The University of Chicago Booth School of Business Executive Education recently launched a new suite of live-online distance learning programs in response to the disruption of business continuity resulting from COVID-19. These programs are designed to help leaders upskill and meet today’s business challenges and remote learning challenges. Chicago Booth also transitioned many high-demand in-person open enrollment programs to a live-online format this fall.

Chicago Booth’s live-online executive education programs provide multiple benefits, which include …

  • Delivered in a synchronous format where you’ll learn from faculty, industry leaders, and peers in an interactive, high-impact virtual environment
  • Often blend of live virtual and offline activities and readings to deepen one’s understanding of course content
  • Virtual networking opportunities to grow professional networks, as well as the ability to join Chicago Booth Executive Education private LinkedIn group upon program completion

The suite of new programs includes High-Stakes Decisions: Manage Risk

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Veteran Public Affairs Executive Tami Jackson Buckner Joins Michael Best Strategies as Partner

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Michael Best Strategies LLC (Strategies), a fast-growing national government relations firm, announced today that public affairs veteran Tami Jackson Buckner has joined as a Partner in the D.C. office. Buckner, an experienced and well-respected legislative strategist, will bring her unique understanding of federal, state, and local issues to provide strategic counsel to clients of the firm’s growing Washington, D.C. office, as well as clients throughout the United States.

Buckner has spent more than 25 years advising Fortune 500 companies, developing deep policy expertise on issues ranging from agriculture, food, and nutrition to energy and the environment. She joins Strategies from Waste Management, where she led the federal legislative and political function in Washington, D.C. Previously, Buckner held corporate leadership positions in government and public affairs at Kraft Foods Group, The Coca-Cola Company, and DuPont.

“Tami has it all – subject matter expertise, an exceptional reputation, and a

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Trump executive order prevents racial bias training at Collins Aerospace, BAE Systems

Under an executive order signed this week by President Donald Trump, defense contractors including Collins Aerospace and BAE Systems, both in Cedar Rapids, cannot provide diversity training based on conscious or unconscious bias, white privilege and other topics commonly taught in such programs.

The president’s order prohibits the federal government and its contractors from promoting “race or sex stereotyping or scapegoating” or teaching any “divisive concepts.”

That includes training that suggests a race or gender may have any privilege, status, moral or ethical values or character traits.

White privilege is the “set of social and economic advantages that white people have by virtue of their race in a culture characterized by racial inequality,” according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary.

Collins Aerospace asked employees to “ensure any planned trainings in these areas are postponed until further notice,” according to an email obtained by The Gazette. The email indicates plans for a “further

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Alveo Technologies Expands Scientific Advisory Board with Appointment of Esteemed Healthcare Business Executive, Fran Soistman

Cutting-Edge Infectious Disease Diagnostics Company Brings on Former Aetna EVP to Drive Business Strategy and Support Widespread Adoption of Diagnostic Platform

Alveo Technologies, a leader in developing novel technologies that enable real-time, low-cost, at-home molecular detection of infectious disease, today announced that Fran Soistman has joined the company’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Soistman is an accomplished business executive who has decades of experience driving profitable growth for healthcare entities. As a member of Alveo’s SAB Soistman will leverage his proven track record leading and governing healthcare businesses to provide strategic support in Alveo’s efforts to bring to market the company’s be.well™ platform, a point-of-care and at-home diagnostic tool currently under development.

“Fran has a longstanding history of successfully leading healthcare companies of all sizes – from startups to well-established entities – and driving results,” said Ron Chiarello, PhD, Chairman, CEO and Founder of Alveo. “With the current global need for

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Executive of the Week: Good Money Global CEO Fee Banks

This week, YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s Top reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200, giving the young rapper from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, his third No. 1 album in the past 12 months — with a fourth album that reached No. 2 also within that span. That puts him in some elite company: only BTS and Future have topped the albums chart with three entries faster.

And it’s why YoungBoy’s manager and the CEO of Good Money Global Fee Banks earns the title of Billboard’s Executive of the Week. Banks has built up a successful track record operating out of Louisiana for more than a decade, having worked with Lil Wayne as part of Sqad Up during the 2000s and then with another Baton Rouge MC, Kevin Gates, as his career took off.

Now, Banks’ work with YoungBoy has the MC topping a slew of Billboard charts, including the Artist

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