Cannes Lions Names Ije Nwokorie as New Design Jury President

LONDON, Apr 23, 2014 – (ACN Newswire) – The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the largest and most notable awards honouring creativity in brand communications has appointed Ije Nwokorie, the new Global CEO of Wolff Olins as the Design Lions jury president. Ije replaces Karl Heiselman following his recent departure from Wolff Olins to Apple.

Born in America, Nwokorie spent his early years in Nigeria, an experience he credits with underpinning his creative outlook, as it is a world where commerce, culture and creativity are necessarily intertwined with everyday life. He completed his architecture training at Columbia University and has worked on urban regeneration projects in Africa, special effects in New York and computer gaming in London. Nwokorie joined the Wolff Olins team in 2006 as a senior strategist, was appointed managing director of Wolff Olins’ London office in 2010 and became global CEO in 2014.

In his new position, Ije Nwokorie will lead Wolff Olins’ global business forward into an exciting new chapter; to inspire, as well as drive, facilitate and deliver strategy and innovation for big corporations. Increasingly his role is as much about creating, as it is about bringing great people together to make things, and make …read more

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Endress+Hauser Corporate Video

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Softigel by Procaps

A multinational company with more than 35 years’ expertise in manufacturing softgels and advanced new drug delivery technologies. …read more

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Connell Brothers Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement to Introduce Immunity Boosting SGS(TM) Glucoraphanin from Broccoli Seeds to Asia

Hong Kong, Apr 23, 2014 – (ACN Newswire) – Connell Brothers Company (CBC), the largest distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in Asia-Pacific announced today that it will begin marketing and distributing the SGS(TM) brand of Broccoli Seed Extract in Asia. This innovative nutraceutical ingredient was born out of research from scientists at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and further developed into a growing commercial opportunity by Brassica Protection Products LLC. With this new cooperation, CBC will launch SGS Broccoli Seed Extract to the growing health and nutrition markets in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore Taiwan, and Vietnam.

According to Research, the global herbal supplements and remedies market is forecast to reach $107 billion by the year 2017. The Asia-Pacific market growth rate, led largely by China and India is set to pave the way with the highest CAGR of 10.5% through 2017, compared to Europe and the US. CBC sees great market potential in SGS, a patent-protected nutritional ingredient, designed to induce the crucial protective enzymes in humans.

“The growing middle class and affluence in Asia-Pacific as well as concerns among consumers for safety of products indicate to us a great …read more

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Connell Brothers Appoints General Manager of China

Former Bayer Material Science Executive to Lead China Operation for Asia’s largest specialty chemicals and ingredients distributor

Hong Kong, Apr 23, 2014 – (ACN Newswire) – Connell Brothers (CBC), a division of Wilbur-Ellis Company, and the largest marketer and distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in Asia-Pacific, has appointed Dr. Ralf Busch, former vice president responsible for Know-How Transfer, Asia-Pacific, within the Bayer MaterialScience polyurethane business group, to lead the strategic direction and expand the business operations of CBC China. The company operates in 11 cities in China.

“Under Dr. Busch’s leadership of our largest and the most complex organization in Asia-Pacific, we are aiming to aggressively grow our business through innovative application development and marketing approaches,” said Dr. Azita Owlia, vice president of Connell Brothers, North Asia. “Dr. Busch has a successful track record at Bayer, and I am confident that he will significantly contribute to the development of the company’s position. Dr. Busch will play a vital role in our continued investment in China by bringing strategic direction to each business unit and identifying new growth opportunities throughout China.”

Dr. Busch brings 29 years of international experience in building businesses for a leading global chemical company. He also has …read more

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Strategic Community Entrepreneurship Projects program

As a young entrepreneur you may be eligible for funding of up to $3,000 and business skills training to help you a start a business. …read more

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AerCap Sells Equity Interest in $750 Million Genesis Funding Limited Aircraft Securitisation Vehicle to Wood Creek

Amsterdam, Apr 23, 2014 – (ACN Newswire) – AerCap Holdings N.V. (“AerCap”, NYSE: AER) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, AerCap International Bermuda Limited, has completed the sale of 100% of the class A common shares in Genesis Funding Limited (“GFL”) to GFL Holdings, LLC, an affiliate of Wood Creek Capital Management, LLC (“Wood Creek”). GFL is an aircraft securitisation vehicle with a portfolio of thirty-seven aircraft with an average age of thirteen years valued at approximately $750 million.

As part of the agreement, AerCap Ireland Limited continues to act as servicer for the GFL aircraft portfolio.

Edward O’Byrne, Chief Investment Officer of AerCap, commented: “We are pleased to announce this transaction, which is consistent with AerCap’s portfolio management strategy. The acquisition by Wood Creek is yet another example of the attractiveness of the commercial aviation sector for institutional investors.”

Brett D. Hellerman, Chief Executive Officer of Wood Creek commented: “Wood Creek has executed several transactions with AerCap in the past, and we are excited about expanding our aircraft portfolio. We look forward to working with AerCap in the future.”

Wood Creek was advised by WNG Capital, LLC.

About AerCap

AerCap is one of the world’s leading aircraft leasing companies and has one of …read more

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Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. Announces New Time for First Quarter 2014 Financial Results Conference Call

Management to host conference call at 9:00 AM Eastern on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

PEMBROKE, Bermuda, Apr 23, 2014 – (ACN Newswire) – Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:ENH) a Bermuda-based provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, today announced that it has changed the time that the Company will hold a conference call to discuss the financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. The call will now take place at 9:00 AM (Eastern) on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. The company will still release its financial results for the quarter on Monday, May 5, 2014 after the close of the financial markets.

The conference call can be accessed via telephone by dialing +1-888-539-3612 (toll-free) or +1-719-325-2435 (international) and entering Passcode 2595909. Those who intend to participate in the conference call should register at least ten minutes in advance to ensure access to the call. The public may access a live broadcast of the conference call at the “Investors” section of Endurance’s website, A telephone replay of the conference call will be available through May 20, 2014 by dialing +1-888-203-1112 (toll-free) or +1-719-457-0820 (international) and entering Passcode 2595909.

About Endurance Specialty Holdings

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