Narsee Monjee Half Marathon 2024

Narsee Monjee Half Marathon 2024

SVKM's NMIMS Chandigarh successfully completed the second edition of the Narsee Monjee Half Marathon 2024. With this year's theme being 'Mental Well-Being', the marathon aimed to promote physical wellness, community building, team spirit and celebrate achievements. The half marathon witnessed overwhelming participation from enthusiastic participants across various age groups and fitness levels. Dr. Vijay Namdeorao Zade, Finance Secretary, Chandigarh Administration, and Mr. Amar Chauhan, elite runner, graced the grand event as Chief Guests, while the Special Guest of Honour was Mr. Rajiv Tewari, Director, Public Relations, Chandigarh Administration. The second edition of the Marathon saw a pan-India presence.

Prominent people present at the two-day event included Mr. Saurabh Duggal, President of the Press Club, and several elite runners from various cities such as Bangalore, Patiala, Amritsar, and running clubs including Tr-City Runners (CTR), Runners of Amritsar (ROAR), CDR, The Run Club, The Hell Race and IIT Mandi, to name a few.

The event featured race categories including a 5 km run, 10 km run, and the flagship 21.5 km half, which was open to men and women of all ages. Participants were provided with T-shirts, finisher medals, a timing BiB, a finisher e-certificate, hydration and nutrition support, and medical assistance, which resulted in the marathon being a memorable and safe experience for all.

The winners of the Narsee Monjee Half Marathon 2024 (men and women categories) were Sahil and Bhagirathi (21 km), Jagdev Singh and Anjali (10 km), and Abuzar Khan and Khushi Sharma (5 km). Exciting cash prizes up to Rs 1 lakh, trophies, and gift hampers were presented to the winners across each category.

The Narsee Monjee Half Marathon 2024 received tremendous support and collaboration from industry and academia leaders, as was evident at the successful Poster Launch Ceremony held at the campus auditorium a few days before the actual event. Jasminder Chahal, State Head Punjab, ICICI Bank, and other leading organizations graced the occasion and displayed a collaborative spirit toward promoting health, fitness, and community engagement.

At a press conference held earlier at the NMIMS Chandigarh campus, Dr. Jaskiran Kaur, Director, NMIMS Chandigarh, took the opportunity to acknowledge the generous support of sponsors, including CityWoofer, ICICI Bank, Scott Edil, Max Healthcare, Suprasaad, UJI Foods, Chandigarh Bytes, and Amputation Free India. She said that their shared commitment to promoting mental well-being and holistic wellness contributed significantly to the success of the marathon.

Further talking about the marathon's success, Dr. Jaskiran Kaur said, "The Narsee Monjee Half Marathon 2024 was a testimony to the enthusiasm and spirit of community building among our participants. This year's event not only promoted physical fitness but also focused on promoting mental well-being and building a sense of togetherness. We are proud to have hosted an event that celebrates achievements, encourages teamwork, and promotes holistic wellness."

SVKM's NMIMS Chandigarh looks forward to continuing its commitment to promoting health, fitness, and community engagement through such initiatives in the future.

Rafia Hasan shares her market insights

rafia hasan shares her market insights

Perigon Wealth Management LLC ("Perigon"), a rapidly growing independent wealth management firm with offices across the country and approximately $6.9 billion as of Jan. 31, 2024, in client assets, have announced its Chief Investment Officer Rafia Hasan CFA, CFP® will share her market insights and expertise at several upcoming wealth management events.

Hasan joined Perigon in July to enhance Perigon's investment strategy, bolster its investment team and support the firm's growth by providing resources so its advisors can deliver best-in-class investment advisory services to their clients.

Her appearances include presenting:

"Constructing Model Portfolios: Piecing Together the Puzzle for Financial Success " a CIO panel at Institutional Investor's RIA Central Investment Forum, April 16 and 17 in Chicago

"Women in Leadership" panel at CityWire's CIO Summit, April 25 and 26 in Charleston

A keynote and leadership roundtable on "Decision-Making in Disruptive Times" at Market Group's Private Wealth US Retreat, May 13 and 14 in Carlsbad, California

A keynote panel on "The Democratization of ALTS – Creating the Optimal Multi-Asset Portfolio" at ALTSCHI Forum, July 22 and 23 in Chicago

Hasan was previously the Chief investment officer at Wipfli Financial Advisors, and RIA firm with $5.5 billion in client assets. She has also worked at Dimensional Fund Advisors, where she advised RIA firms on portfolio construction and helped develop asset allocations. Hasan's experience also includes investment roles with Citibank in their Emerging Markets Corporate Bank and at Credit Suisse in their Alternative Investments Division.

Perigon is a fast-growing advisor-led firm that has added teams and offices across six major markets since December 2021, including its latest acquisitions of Prudeo Partners in Pennsylvania, Lumin Financial in Michigan and Blue Water Capital Management in New York . The firm also recently announced it received a minority investment from Constellation Wealth Capital to enhance its strategic expansion. Perigon was named one of RIA Channel's 2022 Top 50 Wealth Managers by Growth in Assets and included on the Forbes Top RIA list.

About Perigon Wealth Management

Perigon Wealth Management, LLC is a registered investment advisor. Founded, owned and led by lifelong financial advisors, Perigon Wealth Management is an independent RIA firm that strives to provide clients with peace of mind by identifying and implementing clear and customized plans to achieve the financial objectives necessary to realize their life goals. Additionally, Perigon Wealth Management offers financial advisors who join its platform a robust and flexible program that accommodates the widest possible array of affiliation structures and business models. With approximately $6.9 billion in client assets as of Jan. 31, 2024, Perigon Wealth Management is passionate about accelerating the business growth of its financial advisors and simplifying their operations, without sacrificing their independence. For more information, please visit

Afrikas 25 Under 40 Energy Women Rising Stars

afrikas 25 under 40 energy women rising stars

The African energy sector serves as a catalyst for global development, and in this dynamic industry that powers the modern world, a select group of remarkable women have emerged as trailblazers. The African Energy Chamber (AEC) ( is proud to announce the “25 Under 40 Energy Women Rising Stars’ – individuals whose dedication, ingenuity and unwavering commitment serve as beacons of hope and pillars of inspiration. These women are redefining the possibilities within a traditionally male-dominated field, and the AEC proudly celebrates the rising stars who are leading the way towards making energy poverty history by 2030.

In no particular order:

Gbemisola Adeyemi Afolabi, Junior Geoscientist, AMNI International

Adeyemi Afolabi, a budding Junior Geoscientist at AMNI International, is an emerging force in the energy sector. With a Masters’ Degree in Energy Geosciences from Rice University, she brings a fresh perspective to her role. Adeyemi’s educational background, combined with her passion for geoscience, underscores her dedication to exploring and understanding the Earth’s resources. Afolabi’s commitment to harnessing scientific knowledge for practical energy solutions sets her apart as a promising talent within AMNI International.

Ibilola Akinnola, LNG Shipbroker, Maersk

Ibilola Akinnola has a wealth of experience across the legal and logistics fields, and represents an individual whose creativity, commitment and drive has advanced the global energy industry. A qualified Solicitor and Barrister of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Akinnola went on to complete her Masters’ degree in International Shipping Law at Queen Mary University of London. Now, she works at integrated logistics company Maersk as the LNG Shipbroker, and continues to make a lasting impact in the industry.

Rekik Bekele, CEO and Founder, Green Scene Energy

Rekik Bekele is a seasoned professional with over 10 years of experience in renewable energy. With a BSc in Electrical Engineering, she leads Green Scene Energy PLC as its CEO, providing affordable solar solutions in Ethiopia. Bekele also serves as a board member at Ethiopian Solar Energy Development Association, an Acumen fellow, and founder of PurposeBlack ETH and Run Africa. Her diverse initiatives drive positive change in energy and social development.

Sarah Bouzid, Technical Sales Lead: Production Systems Division, Schlumberger

Sarah Bouzid is a Chemical Engineer and Technical Sales Lead for Schlumberger’s Production Systems Division – representing the only woman in this role in MENA region. Her expertise lies in the Audit to Optimize program, where she engages with clients to enhance process equipment performance. After completing an engineering degree from Bourmerdes University, she worked in various roles at Sonatrach. Navigating the largely male-dominated sector, Bouzid serves as a beacon of hope for women in science and engineering.

Sandra Chukwudozie, CEO, Salpha Energy

Sandra Chukwudozie is the Founder & CEO of Salpha Energy, a company dedicated to providing clean, affordable and innovative energy solutions for a carbon-neutral future. She is also Executive Director of Dozzy, one of Africa’s largest petroleum storage facilities. After completing her studies at the University of Dundee in 2015, Chukwudozie dedicated her professional life to supporting economic growth through energy development, gaining experience in international management, industrial relations and economics. Her innovation, resilience and ability to embrace change has made her a leader in her field and an inspiration to many across the industry.

Nadia Simao da Costa, HR People Analytics Supervisor, Chevron

Nadia Simao da Costa is the People Analytics Supervisor at Chevron and represents the youngest person to be selected for Human Resource leadership at the company in Angola. Leveraging analytics and evidence to develop strategies to manage the current and future workforce needs, Simao da Costa is a strong advocate for inclusivity and human capital development. As the African energy sector grows and more people enter the workforce, professionals such as Simao da Costa serve as valuable role models.

Eghosa Ebube, Portfolio Analyst, Chevron Nigeria

Eghosa Ebube, initially Project Engineer and now Portfolio Analyst at global energy powerhouse Chevron, brings a wealth of expertise to the table. Having honed her skills in various roles including Onshore Construction Engineer, she has emerged as a force to be reckoned with in the energy sector. Her adeptness in engineering and her dedication to innovation shine through in her work, making her a pivotal contributor to Chevron’s and Nigeria’s energy success.

Katuiscia Laurence Ewane, General Field Engineer, SLB

With a Masters in Industrial Engineering from Ecole Nationale Supérieure Polytechnique, Katuiscia Laurence Ewane has spent several years working for global energy services company SLB. She currently serves as a General Field Engineer for the company and has pioneered several successful initiatives, including a new approach for the integration of Drilling Fluids and Cementing Fluids; completing a complex cementing operation on Mt Cameroon; and spearheading community outreach under the SLB Excellence in Educational Development program. Ewane is a testament to the important role female engineers play in Africa.

Taimi Itembu, Public and Government Affairs, ExxonMobil

A Harvard Kennedy School graduate with over 14 years’ experience in leadership, energy and policy, Taimi Itembu represents an inspirational leader in Namibia’s energy sector. She has served in various roles in the Namibian Government, showcasing her aptitude for policy dialogue and partnership building to drive transformation across the region. Her leadership in energy and exploration includes advocating for Africa strategy, investment protection, and a favorable operational environment, and as an industry expert, she represents a beacon of impactful leadership.

Anine Kilian: Managing Editor, Energy Capital & Power

Anine Kilian is a strong advocate for Africa’s energy development. Currently serving as the Managing Editor for Africa-focused investment platform Energy Capital & Power, Kilian’s journey began as a dedicated journalist and editor after studying at the Tshwane University of Technology in South Africa. Her career has taken her worldwide, and her expertise led her to become a pivotal writer at Creamer Media before joining Energy Capital & Power in 2018. Recognizing her talent and passion, Kilian was swiftly promoted to Managing Editor in 2021. Her journey epitomizes resilience, growth and a commitment to driving Africa’s energy narrative at a time when the continent needs it most. Kilian represents a standout figure in the landscape of energy journalism and advocacy.

Ubuhle Noluti Mtetwa, National Manager, Secondary Logistics, bp Southern Africa

Armed with a degree in Transport Economics and Logistics Management, Ubuhle Noluti Mtetwa spearheads innovative projects in a traditionally male-dominated industry. In a relatively short period of time, Mtetwa climbed the ranks at bp from Logistics Intern to National Manager of Secondary Distribution. Now, she supports diversity efforts, using her platform to not only advance logistics in Africa’s energy industry but support the progression of others.

Faith Musimenta, Senior Petroleum Economic and Financial Analyst, Petroleum Authority of Uganda

Faith Musimenta is currently the Senior Petroleum Economic and Financial Analyst at the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU), where she leverages her skills in investment analysis to develop oil and gas financial models for billion-dollar projects. After competing her studies at the University of Dundee, Musimenta worked for various financial institutions including Citi Bank, Diamond Trust Bank and DFCU Bank. She represents an inspiration for women across the African financial sector, and continues to advocate for both inclusivity, sustainability and development of Uganda’s oil and gas industry.

These women are redefining the possibilities within a traditionally male-dominated field

Nancy Asantewah Nkansah, Resource Manager: Planning and Supply Chain for West Africa, SLB

Nancy Asantewah Nkansah, a Resource Coordinator at SLB with 8+ years’ experience, excels in planning chemical requirements and workforce coordination for efficient operations. With a BA in Political Science and a Geography minor, she spearheads resource management, enhances supply chain efficiency and facilitates environmentally responsible practices. From groundbreaking innovations to resilient problem-solving, Nkansah is redefining the energy industry in Africa.

Ezinne Nnachetta, Development Geologist, Chevron

Following the completion of her MSc in Petroleum Geoscience at Imperial College London, Ezinne Nnachetta has gained significant experience as a leading geoscientist for global energy major Chevron. Her 10-year commitment to the company demonstrates her dedication to opening up new hydrocarbon basins, integrating innovation with petroleum and forging new paths for women in energy. Nnachetta represents a role model for aspiring women in the field.

Teresa Isabel Nnang Avomo, CEO, GEPetrol

Teresa Isabel Nnang Ovomo, accomplished CEO of Equatorial Guinea’s national oil company GEPetrol, ascended to the position after working in various positions at the company, including Deputy Director of Operations where she streamlined and optimized the NOC’s upstream operations. Armed with a Masters from Heriot-Watt University, her journey includes various pivotal roles at Repsol. Avomo’s leadership exemplifies operational acumen, innovation and drive, and she serves as an inspirational figurehead, both in Namibia’s and Africa’s energy sectors.

Monique Ntumngia, CEO, Green Girls Project

Monique Ntumngia is a sustainability entrepreneur and advocate for climate-gender justice. Founding Green Girls Organization, a Pan-African energy social enterprise, she leverages AI to pinpoint clean energy challenges faced by women in African rural communities. She is also the Founder of Monafrik Energy, whereby Monique measures and compares environmental impacts in supply chains, advancing clean energy initiatives. Her impactful work exemplifies her dedication to providing clean, affordable energy solutions not just in Cameroon but across Africa and beyond.

Lynette Nyagah, Project Lead, Bentworth Energy

As Project Lead at East Africa’s pioneer oil and gas service company, Lynette Nyagah plays a pivotal role in establishing robust operational and quality systems. A graduate from the University of Cape Town, Nyagah gained experience in the sector as a Field Engineer for Baker Hughes. Now, she plays an instrumental part in positioning Bentworth as a globally recognized and competitive firm. Advocating for innovation in carbon footprint reduction, automation for enhanced efficiency, and the increase in participation by local African companies, Nyagha is an inspiration to many in the industry.

Oneyka Cindy Ojogbo, Partner, Centurion Law Group

Oneyka Cindy Ojogbo has a proven track record of providing strategic counsel to clients in complex energy transactions and projects. A graduate of Columbia Law School, Ojogbo currently serves as a Partner of Centurion Law Group, a pan-African legal and business advisory group. Throughout her career, Ojogbo has counselled clients across power, energy and infrastructure sectors. Her work has covered multiple sectors and tackled transactions of varying complexity, with her determination, passion and vision serving as an inspiration for many.

Isioma Okolo, Reservoir Engineer, Shell

Isioma Okolo is a Reservoir Engineer with the Shell Petroleum Development Company in Nigeria. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Petroleum Engineering from The Federal University of Technology Owerri and an MBA from the Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University. Having worked as a Consultant in Pricewaterhouse Coopers and as a Society of Petroleum Engineering Certified Engineer, Okolo is paving the way for a prosperous future for Africa and beyond.

Uzochukwu Ozoh, Legal Advisor, Chevron

With a LLM from the University of Dundee and an MBA from Imperial College Business School, Uzochukwu Ozoh has emerged as an accomplished transactional lawyer who merges business acumen, legal prowess and risk analysis within the energy sector. Currently serving as Legal Advisor at Chevron, Ozoh guides a team of legal experts facilitating intricate gas, commercial, and supply chain transactions exceeding US$1 billion. Her mastery of stakeholder relations, leadership and organizational development makes her a force to be reckoned with.

Lecticia Sepulvede, Public and Government Affairs Advisor, ExxonMobil

Lecticia Sepulvede has a Masters in Petroleum, Energy, Economics and Finance from the University of Aberdeen and currently serves as the Public and Government Affairs Advisor for global energy major ExxonMobil. Her vision is to support Mozambicans achieve their full potential, and she works closely with stakeholders to facilitate safety and security efforts in the Cabo Delgado province of the country. Her commitment to people, her focus on the energy sector, and her ability to manage stressful environments makes her a highly valuable and admirable energy professional.

Eman S Shahin, Performance Lead and Senior Petroleum Engineer, Dragon Oil Egypt

Eman Shahin is a proficient Performance Lead and Senior Petroleum Engineer (SPE) at Dragon Oil Egypt, and boasts over 9 years’ experience in reservoir, petroleum and production engineering. Her prowess spans budgeting, production forecasting, reservoir development planning and optimizing waterflood management. As a leader and coach at SPE Egypt, her commitment to mentorship shines. With roots at Cairo University and experience at GUPCO, Shahin’s journey embodies expertise, leadership and fostering an inclusive energy landscape.

Mwanyengwa Ndapewoshali Shapwanale, Director: Communications and Stakeholders Relations, ReconEnergy Namibia

Mwanyengwa Ndapewoshali Shapwanale is the Director of Communication and Stakeholder Relations at Recon Energy Namibia. With a degree in Communication and Media Studies from the University of Cape Town and 10 years’ experience in journalism and communication, she brings valuable compliance and ESG skills to her role in the energy sector. As the youngest member of Recon’s management, she plays a pivotal role in shaping the organization’s communication landscape.

Natznet Tesfay, VP Economics & Country Risk, S&P Global

Natznet Tesfay is Vice President of Economics & Country Risk at S&P Global Market Intelligence. Leading a global team of 150+ experts, she forecasts economic and country risk outlooks. With a rich background at IHS Markit and Exclusive Analysis, her expertise spans geopolitical analysis, energy transition and supply chain alignment. With degrees from Harvard University, The London School of Economics, and SOAS University of London, she has emerged as a trailblazer and advocate for Africa’s economic future.

Nidra Araba Yebuah, Digital and Integration Account Manager for Ghana and Equatorial Guinea, SLB

Nidra Araba Yebuah is an accomplished Senior Geologist and Account Manager with over a decade of experience in the oil and gas service industry. She blends technical proficiency with business acumen to excel in her role. Her expertise spans data interpretation, geological environments and technical sales support. Yebuah has significantly contributed to sub-Saharan African operations, demonstrating innovation and leadership in the dynamic industry.

Parental leave is key turning point in Careers of Women

parental leave is key turning point in careers of women

Latest research of The Stepstone Group reveals that parental leave is a key turning point in people’s careers, particularly for women. This is because only half of mothers continue to work in the same position afterwards.

What’s more a third of women do not return at all after parental leave and ultimately leave their employer. 17 percent stay with the company but work in a new position. At the same time, 85 percent of men continue to work in their previous role. These are the key findings of the study “Working Parents & Beyond”, for which The Stepstone Group surveyed over 2,000 working parents with children under the age of 10 on the topics of career, family life and work-life balance.

Three out of four mothers reduce their working hours – but only 17 percent of fathers

Regardless of whether they work in a new or current role, three out of four mothers decide to reduce their working hours after returning to work. Among fathers, only 17 percent prefer to work fewer hours. Above all, a shortage of childcare options for children forces parents to reduce their working hours: 66 percent of parents want to spend more time with their sons and daughters, 65 percent want to avoid the double burden of childcare and work.

Two out of three mothers want to work full-time or close to full-time

Once mothers have decided to reduce their working hours after parental leave, the way back is often difficult: 65% of mothers who have reduced their working hours after parental leave would like to work full-time (35-40 hours) or in a job close to full-time (30-35 hours) – provided childcare is guaranteed. In this case, every second mother would prefer to work full-time. At the same time, one in two fathers would like to work full-time under the same conditions, and 23 percent would like to work close to full-time.

“The numbers are clear: There is a marked gap between aspiration and reality when it comes to family and career in Germany – at the cost of urgently needed productivity. In times of unemployment, it is essential that we keep parents in the labor market as much as possible. The study shows that many want to. It is high time to make it possible for them, because they need more benefits from their employers and an infrastructure that really supports them. This is the only way we can decisively counteract gender inequality and labor shortages. The following still applies; mothers in particular are one of our most important reserves for the labor market,” says Dr. Tobias Zimmermann, labor market expert at The Stepstone Group.

About the study „Working Parents & Beyond“

In our fast-paced workplace, the balance between professional demands and personal well-being is becoming increasingly important. How should work be structured to harmonize career, family life and everyday life? In October 2023, The Stepstone Group surveyed around 12,000 people in Germany, including around 6,000 parents and 2,000 with children under the age of 10, about challenges and opportunities in the area of work-life balance. The survey is representative of the German working population by age and gender.

About The Stepstone Group

The Stepstone Group is a leading global digital recruitment platform that connects companies with the right talent and helps people find the right job. The Stepstone Group connects more than 110 million job applications with over 140,000 employers every year. With its integrated platforms, The Stepstone Group simplifies the candidates job search as well supporting recruiters with AI-powered solutions for the entire recruitment process. In 2022, The Stepstone Group generated revenue of around €1 billion. The Stepstone Group operates in more than 30 countries – including Stepstone in Germany, Appcast in the USA and Totaljobs in the UK. The company is headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany and employs more than 4,000 people worldwide. For more information:

Aurubis equal opportunity network Women4Metals wins HR Excellence Award

aurubis equal opportunity network women4metals wins hr excellence award

An exceptional distinction for an exceptional initiative: Women4Metals, Aurubis’ initiative for advancing women, won first prize in the Diversity & Inclusion Management category of the Human Resources Excellence Awards 2023. Women4Metals (W4M) was honored for its innovative projects and one-of-a-kind commitment to making the metal industry more attractive for women. The HR Excellence Awards are the most significant honor for outstanding HR management in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The Mercer management consultancy, which is supporting W4M in enhancing its professional profile, shared the award.

W4M is an industry-specific initiative for advancing women in the metal industry. The network was founded by female Aurubis employees in 2019 with the goal of attracting more female staff to the company and to the traditionally male sector. Women are underrepresented in industrial companies, making up just under 16 percent of the workforce; this is true of the metal sector as well, where women account for 20 percent. Another W4M objective: to achieve equal opportunity for all employees. As such, the initiative has been open to supporters of all genders from the very beginning.

In its short existence, the W4M team has initiated and realized a number of projects in the focus areas recruiting, career development, working conditions, and awareness. This has included diversity action days, the analysis of female employees’ working conditions at all Aurubis production sites, consulting among colleagues, training programs, and representation of the initiative at industry events and conferences.

“The HR Excellence Award is a well-deserved honor for the entire Women4Metals team,” Aurubis CEO Roland Harings said at the award ceremony in Berlin. “The issues the network addresses are as relevant as ever. Offering equal opportunity to everyone plays a key role in every company’s future success. We also want to make our industry more attractive for women. Our objective is to draw more women to the metal industry.”

“Women4Metals is a groundbreaking HR initiative,” explained Laura Zielinski, Head of Human Resources. “Women’s empowerment and equal opportunity for all employees are an absolute must for those who want to attract the talents of tomorrow and retain good people. The work of Women4Metals is making a clear contribution to the Aurubis brand among job applicants and employees.”

At Aurubis, the network now has over 300 registered members, 70 percent women and 30 percent men. The initiative has also been open to other companies and organizations in the sector since 2022, and more than 60 are currently interested in being involved with W4M. Furthermore, the W4M team networks with similar initiatives worldwide.

The HR Excellence Awards (HREA) recognize special achievements in 33 categories of HR management. The jury’s criteria encompass innovation, creativity, implementation in the company strategy, results and efficiency, and the effectiveness of the project/campaign. This year, the jury included more than 40 experienced HR experts and supervisors. The awards are sponsored by Quadriga Media Berlin GmbH and the Human Resources Manager trade magazine.

Aurubis – Metals for Progress

Aurubis AG is a leading global provider of non-ferrous metals and one of the largest copper recyclers worldwide. The company processes complex metal concentrates, scrap metals, organic and inorganic metal-bearing recycling materials, and industrial residues into metals of the highest quality. Aurubis produces more than 1 million tons of copper cathodes annually, and from them a variety of products such as wire rod, continuous cast shapes, profiles and flat rolled products made of copper and copper alloys. Aurubis produces a number of other metals as well, including precious metals, selenium, lead, nickel, tin and zinc. The portfolio also includes additional products such as sulfuric acid and iron silicate.

Sustainability is a fundamental part of the Aurubis strategy. “Aurubis responsibly transforms raw materials into value” – following this maxim, the company integrates sustainable conduct and business activities into the corporate culture. This involves a careful approach to natural resources, responsible social and ecological conduct in everyday business, and sensible, healthy growth.

Aurubis has around 7,200 employees, production sites in Europe and the US, and an extensive distribution network around the world.

Aurubis shares are part of the Prime Standard Segment of the German Stock Exchange and are listed in the MDAX, the Global Challenges Index (GCX), and the STOXX Europe 600.

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The Publisher Desk Hires Emily Morin

the publisher desk hires emily morin

The Publisher Desk, a fully integrated audience development and content monetization partner to digital publishers, announced that it has hired Emily Morin to serve in a newly created role as the company’s Vice President of Advertising Technology. Previously, Morin was Director, Ad Technology & Platforms, at U.S. News & World Report.

At The Publisher Desk, Morin will help in the creation of solutions that maximize yield for digital publishers, serving as an intermediary between engineers and senior managers, as well as C-Suite executives. Her work will build on many of the skillsets she has developed over the course of her 15-year career, supporting some of the world’s largest publishers including Hearst and Tribune.

“Emily brings a unique perspective that allows her to see all sides of the organization from their vantage point,” said Jeff Misenti, Co-Founder of The Publisher Desk. “As soon as I met Emily, I knew that we wanted to create a role that allows us to benefit from her unique background and skill set. With Emily managing our advertising technology initiatives and partners, our team has more time to focus on growing both our publishing businesses and those of our clients.”

Since joining the company, Emily immediately started several major projects, including creating standardization, identity and privacy solutions. She brings extensive relationships with partners including Amazon, Google, and Prebid among others, allowing her to implement optimal solutions faster and more effectively.

“When I’m working on solutions and integrations, we’re doing it not just for our clients but for ourselves and against our own dollars,” Morin said. “We are a publisher, too. So we are working together to maximize revenue, user experience and implement different solutions that will garner the best results. Not only are we building something different; we’re starting with ourselves, and I’m excited to be a part of it.”

About The Publisher Desk

The Publisher Desk, based in New York with offices in London and South Florida, is a fully integrated audience development and content monetization partner to digital publishers, in addition to publishing several owned and operated sites. The company, founded in 2014, helps websites increase advertising revenues and reduce operational costs. Our team provides the proper resources, direction, operations, technology, and support for digital business, empowering sports, lifestyle & business media brands to connect with their audience and value-aligned advertisers.