APPOINTMENTS - 2020 MAY

May 23

Vodafone Names Heineken's Van Boxmeer As New Chairman
The Vodafone has named Jean-Francois Van Boxmeer as its new chairman. Currently, Jean is the CEO of Heineken.
* He will succeed Gerard Kleisterlee and take charge as Vodafone chairman from November 2020.

May 22

Abhas Jha appointed as World Bank's Practice Manager for Climate Change in South Asia
The World Bank named Indian economist Abhas Jha to a key position. He has been appointed as World Bank's Practice Manager for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management for South Asia. Jha joined the World Bank in 2001.
* Earlier, he performed as a Practice Manager for Urban Development and Disaster Risk Management in East Asia and the Pacific region.

May 20

World Bank Names Reinhart as Chief Economist
The World Bank named Harvard professor Carmen Reinhart as its new vice president and chief economist. She will take charge on June 15.
* She is a former Bear Stearns executive and currently serves on the advisory board of the New York Federal Reserve.

May 19

Harsh Vardhan to take charge as WHO Executive Board Chairman
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan elected as the Chairman of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board. He will take charge on May 22. Harsh Vardhan would succeed Dr. Hiroki Nakatani of Japan.
* World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of WHO elected India along with Botswana, Columbia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Oman, Russia, the Republic of Korea, and the United Kingdom during its 73rd conference.
* In 2016, the then Health Minister JP Nadda held the post of Chairman of the Board.

 

May 18

Keva Bain of Bahamas is new President of World Health Assembly
Keva Bain, the permanent representative of Bahamas to the UN, has been elected as the president of the 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA).
* The WHA is the main decision-making body of the WHO.

 

May 12

Vasudha Mishra Appointed UPSC Secretary
Vasudha Mishra IAS has been appointed as Secretary, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). She is a 1987 Telangana cadre IAS officer.
* At present she is working as Special Secretary to Department of Agriculture, Cooperation, and Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.

Manoj Ahuja Appointed New CBSE Chairperson
Manoj Ahuja IAS has been appointed as Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Chairperson. Manoj will replace Anita Karwal. He is a 1990 batch Odisha cadre officer.
* At now Ahuja is working as Special Director at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA).

 

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