India: Air carrier SpiceJet COO Sanjiv Kapoor resigns

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Sanjiv Kapoor has resigned as chief operating officer (COO) of SpiceJet Ltd, India’s second-largest low-fare airline, after piloting it through two turbulent years. “It has been a time where we have redefined the rules of the game in the Indian market, where we have broken stereotypes, challenged the status quo,… Read more »

India: Law firm BMR Legal appoints Kaushik Mukherjee as partner

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Law firm BMR Legal has appointed Kaushik Mukherjee as a partner in the firm, according to a press release. He will be based in the firm’s Mumbai office. The law firm now has six partners in the team-  two each in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore offices. His admission marks the firm’s foray in… Read more »


Can e-tailer Jabong’s new management revive brand, reverse sales growth slump?

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Jabong needs to revive brand, increase discounts, improve its social commerce offering, and launch exclusive brands to claw back market share to rivals, such as Flipkart–Myntra and Amazon India. That’s a handful, especially given the deep pockets of its rivals and the lead that they have established over Jabong in… Read more »


Landbank’s Arjonillo to replace Dispo as president of PH investment bank First Metro

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Rabboni Francis Arjonillo, a top executive of the Land Bank of the Philippines, will assume the post of president of First Metro Investment Corp on January 1, 2016 with the retirement of Roberto Juanchito Dispol.


Vinod Khosla leaves mobile payment company Square’s board ahead of its IPO

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Mobile payment company Square Inc said Director Vinod Khosla, the company’s second largest shareholder, had left its board ahead of its initial public offering. Khosla will remain an adviser to Square’s board, the company said in a filing on Monday. Khosla, who is the co-founder of Sun Microsystems, confirmed his… Read more »


India: Fashion retailer Jabong in talks with Benetton’s Sanjeev Mohanty for CEO post

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Online fashion retailer Jabong, which has seen an exodus of leaders over the past year, has a new senior management team in place, is close to name a new chief executive officer (CEO), and is pumping in fresh capital as it seeks to revive its struggling business and regain ground… Read more »


Roxas takes over as Valencia resigns from Philippines largest sugar producer RHI Group

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Philippine businessman Pedro E. Roxas assumed the post as president and chief-executive-officer (PCEO) of Roxas Holdings Inc (RHI) following the resignation of Renato Valencia.


Singapore: Dating platform Paktor expands leadership team for growth beyond Asia

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Singapore-based Paktor, which claims to be the leading mobile dating platform for singles in Taiwan and Southeast Asia, has added Jose Ruano and Miguel Mangas to the senior leadership team. Based in Madrid, Spain, Ruano and Mangas will be spearheading Paktor’s global expansion plans as the director of international expansion and… Read more »


Dorsey’s Twitter stock gift well-timed to stem brain drain, recruiters say

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Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey‘s novel move to give a third of his company stock to an employee equity pool is a smart gesture to restore confidence in a company that lost its way, according to recruiting and compensation experts. Beyond its generosity, the gift is a strategic effort to… Read more »


Microsoft cutting about 1,000 jobs in new round of layoffs

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Microsoft Corp is cutting about 1,000 jobs in a new round of layoffs, CNBC said in a tweet on Thursday. CNBC said the new cuts would be in addition to those announced earlier. Microsoft could not be immediately reached for comment. The company said in July it would cut 7,800… Read more »