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Indigo Replaces Its CFO, Brings In GE Veteran Aditya Pande

Indian aviation company that runs the IndiGo airlines InterGlobe Aviation has announced the appointment of GE-Healthcare official Aditya Pande as the new chief financial officer (CFO). This follows the announcement of the resignation of the airline’s former CFO Rohit Philip, who will leave the company this month. Pande is a qualified chartered accountant and has over 27 years of experience in finance leadership. He was working at GE since 1998 and is currently serving as the CFO of GE Healthcare.

IndiGo chief executive Ronojoy Dutta said: “We are delighted at Aditya’s decision to join the IndiGo team and welcome him to the Company. His enormous and varied experience and understanding of the complexities of the various businesses he has worked will be invaluable to our future plans.”

Tim McHugh Named Welltower’s Chief Financial Officer

Real estate investment trust company, Welltower, has appointed Tim McHugh as their senior vice president chief financial officer and recently held the position of senior vice president corporate finance in the same company. McHugh will be overseeing the company’s corporate finance function and will be in control of markets, portfolio management, financial planning and analysis, information technology and tax accounting.

Welltower’s Chairman and CEO, Thomas J. DeRosa, commented on the appointment: “Tim’s contribution has been essential to the repositioning of Welltower as the best capitalized company in our sector.  He represents an emerging generation of talented and diverse REIT business leaders that are being developed and achieving success across the Welltower platform.”

SunOpta brings in Scott Huckins as finance chief to replace Robert McKeracher

Multi-national food and mineral company, SunOpta, has hired Scott Huckins as their new finance chief, succeeding Robert McKeracher in the role. Prior to his appointment, Huckins held a similar position at Claire’s Stores and has experience working at RSC Holdings and Koch Industries.

Huckins spoke on his appointment: “While company transformations are never easy, I’ve been impressed with the progress SunOpta has made to date and can see the pieces coming together. I look forward to helping SunOpta continue on its transformational journey with a focus on growth, earnings and cash flow.”

SES Announces Andrew Browne Will Step Down as CFO in October

Satellite operator with over 70 satellites in two different orbits, Geostationary Orbit (GEO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) SES has announced that the CFO of the company Andrew Browne will be stepping down for personal and family reasons and will pursue other endeavours. Browne has had a successful history with SES, since the acquisitions of New Skies in 2006, where he was also the acting CEO. He re-joined SES as CFO in 2010 and led the company through an important period of growth and development.

Browne said on his resignation: “It has been a privilege to have been part of SES since 2006, participating in its success, continued transformation and ongoing leadership of the industry. I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and opportunity to work closely with both Steve and Romain over the past decade as well as with the tremendous leadership and finance teams over the years. I wish all at SES every success in the future.”

Locate Bio appoints new CFO and COO

A UK biotechnology company, Locate Bio, has announced the appointment of John von Benecke as their new chief executive officer and chief operating officer as well as a board member. Benecke has extensive experience in various life sciences and healthcare companies and has held similar roles prior to the appointment.

Commenting on his appointment, Benecke said: “I am delighted to have joined Locate as the CFO and COO at this exciting time in the company’s development. Locate has an exciting lead program in spinal fusion, an area that I am familiar with already, plus tremendous potential to apply its proprietary technologies in other high-value therapy areas.”

Lever Continues its Rapid Expansion with New CFO and VP of Engineering

Talent acquisition software developer, Lever, has recruited Ed Tang as its new CFO. Previously, Tang held a position of VP of Strategic Finance, Operations and Business Analytics at Box and brings nine years of experience, having previously worked at Salesforce.

Tang said: “I am thrilled to be joining Lever. The product, the vision, and the team really set Lever apart. I couldn’t be more excited at the opportunity to help this already successful startup continue to grow and reach its full potential.”

Aspen Property Group appoints new CFO

Aspen, Property Management company, has appointed Devron Abdol as their new chief financial officer. He previously held the position of group finance manager in the same company. Abdol brings 15 years of experience in the sector of finance and assurance in Family Office sector and Ernst and Young.